MINNEAPOLIS: -- The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) welcomes Eric Cooperstein to membership on the Executive Committee for the 2010-11 bar year that begins July 1. He was elected to the association’s officer ranks as secretary, beginning a five-year leadership track that will have him serve as president for 2013-14.
Cooperstein is a 1990 cum laude graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School, after which he served as an associate with the Mansfield & Tanick law firm and as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. In 1995 he joined the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility while also teaching as an adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law. He also served as assistant senior counsel at the Office of the Monitor before opening—and while transitioning to—his own practice in 2006. The focus of his practice is advising and defending lawyers with regard to ethical issues.
Cooperstein also embraces professional involvements that cultivate his skills and experience. He served four years as a member of the 4th District Ethics Committee, he was recently appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee regarding the Attorney Discipline System, and he is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, and the Associates of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL). He is an active lecturer on a wide range of ethics issues.
With his wife and teenage daughters, Cooperstein particularly enjoys home projects and going to the theater. He is an avid runner and cyclist.
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The 2011-2012 Executive Committee of the Hennepin County Bar Association include:
Courtney Ward-Reichard, President, Nilan Johnson Lewis
Jewelie Grape, President-elect, ELCA Board of Pensions
Thomas D. Jensen, Treasurer, Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson
Eric Cooperstein, Secretary, Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein
Christopher Morris, Past President, Bassford Remele
Laurie Young, New Lawyers Section Chair, Katun Corporation
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The Hennepin County Bar Association is a professional society representing 8,400 area attorneys with a wide variety of services for the community and the profession. The association strives to ensure the fairness and accessibility of the legal system by promoting public understanding and confidence in our system of justice and by working along with the courts to improve the administration of justice.