NEWS RELEASE: July 8, 2015
Minneapolis: -- Duane D. Stanley has become the executive
director of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA). Stanley takes the helm
with detailed knowledge and experience with management, strategic planning, and
policy implementation for the association from 28 years of service to the HCBA.
Stanley has served as the HCBA’s assistant
executive director since 1995 and communications director since 1989, carrying
responsibility for communications, legal services programs, and
technology. Three times he filled the
leadership role as the association’s interim executive director.
An honors graduate of Minnesota Bible College,
St. Cloud State University, and the University of Minnesota, Stanley has worked
to enhance the role of legal professionals and bar associations, and has fought
to attain access to justice for all in the community.
Stanley has also served, and gained high
recognition for his service, at a national level. A member of the National Association of Bar
Executives (NABE) since 1988, he served on its board of directors from 2008
until 2013. He also served for a decade
in leadership of NABE’s communications section, and as its chair during
2005-06. In 2010, he was honored with
the E.A. "Wally” Richter Leadership Award (the section’s highest honor) for
achievement in the field of communications, extraordinary service to colleagues
in NABE, and distinguished leadership.
Locally, Stanley has served on a variety of
law-related committees, task forces, advisory boards and boards of directors,
and also served in his home community in many ways, including a decade of sports
boosters and soccer club leadership, and as coach and referee. For over four decades, he has served in
leadership and as a teacher at Southeast Christian Church, and on the board of
directors for a world mission organization.
Stanley, with Kathy, his wife of 46 years, make their home in St.
Anthony Village where they raised their three children and now enjoy two
The Hennepin County Bar Association is a
professional society representing nearly 8,000 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