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Apply by May 15 for Bar Foundation Board Positions

Each year, new members can be appointed to the Foundation's Board to serve three-year terms. Board members oversee policies, fundraising, and the annual grant review process. Board members are limited to serving two consecutive three-year terms. To be eligible to serve on the HCBF Board of Directors, individuals must be current Hennepin County Bar Association members. Applications for this year's openings are due by May 15, 2015.
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HCBA's Diversity, Professionalism, and Advancement of Justice Awards: Nominations Due 3/31
These annual awards highlight individuals and firms making a significant contribution to the profession and to the advancement of justice. Awards will presented at the HCBA Annual Meeting in May.  The awards panels welcome nominations for the following:

  • Diversity Awards:  Recognizing the substantial and long-term contributions of a legal employer, an attorney, and a non-attorney to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion, civil rights, civil liberties, or human rights in the legal profession.
  • Professionalism Awards:  Recognizing members of the bench and bar who best exemplify the pursuit of the practice of law as a profession, including a spirit of public service and promotion of the highest possible level of competence, integrity, and ethical conduct.   

2015 nomination forms must be received by March 31. 
Nomination forms and lists of past recipients >>

Your President Reports: Disability & Diversity: "I Didn't Know That."

Not so long ago (meaning, I’m rather new to this particular topic), I had the chance to pitch in on a few disability-related projects. Along the way, I kept saying to my new-found co-conspirators: "I didn’t know that!”  Accurate, to say the least.  In fact, we ended up thinking that the most apt title for my presentations would be:  "I didn’t know that.” It’s a common refrain. Hence, this column   Read More >>

Bar Memorial, April 22:
A Special Session of District Court Remembering Attorneys Who Passed Away

Each April, the HCBA remembers, honors, and celebrates the lives of members of the profession who passed away during the previous year.  This is a special opportunity for all of us to join with those who have recently lost a family member.
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Ask a New Lawyer: Social Networking

Get Answers to All of the Social Media Questions You Didn't Know You Had!   Join us on April 2, for the next event in the highly-regarded Vintage Lawyer/New Lawyer series. These always-popular networking opportunities are not to be missed. This session aims to build generational bridges by breaking down technology barriers. New lawyers will act as digital tour guides for social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, and others. Vintage lawyers will also have the option of requesting a "tech mentor” from the new lawyers ranks. 

Thursday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at Stinson Leonard Street.

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The Hennepin Lawyer:
March/April 2015 Issue



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