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HCBA 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Gala
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When: Thursday, May 31
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis 55455
United States
Contact: Sheila Johnson

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Online registration is closed.
Please call Sheila Johnson at 612-752-6615 with questions or to check on available seating.
No walk-in registrations, please.

Join Us in Celebrating the HCBA and Welcoming Our 100th President Who will Lead Us into Our Centennial Year.

5:00 pm: Networking Reception (cash bar)
               Featuring the Larry McDonough Trio.
6:15 pm: Dinner
6:45 pm: Program


  • Keynote by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
  • Remarks from HCBA President Thaddeus R. Lightfoot
  • Remarks from HCBA President-Elect Adine S. Momoh
  • The ceremonial passing of the leadership gavel to Ms. Momoh, who takes office in July as the association’s 100th president.
  • Presentation of the HCBA's Excellence Awards to:
    • Landon Ascheman, for Mentoring in the Profession
    • Michael Cockson, for Providing Pro Bono Service
    • Yaima Couso, for Improving Access to Justice
    • Phil Duran, for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
    • Ami ElShareif, for Serving the Association / Foundation
    • JaPaul Harris, for Improving Access to Justice
    • Susan Link, for Advancing Innovation in the Profession 
    • RJ Zayed, for Providing Pro Bono Service.
    In addition to these individuals, Sue Pontinen, former Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers Network, will be recognized this year with a special award for Career Contributions to the Profession.

Individual tickets for the dinner and program are available for $85 each. 
Reserved tables of 10 seats with signage are available for $1000.
To reserve a table or to purchase multiple tickets, please contact Sheila Johnson at 612-752-6615.

Registrations must be received by 5/25/18, Cancellations must be received by 5/25/18 to receive a refund.

The McNamara Alumni Center is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus across from Williams Arena and TCF Bank Stadium