Excellence Awards


In 2017, the Hennepin County Bar Association announced its Excellence Awards program to honor individual members for contributions to the profession and the community.



Nomination Deadline: August 5, 2024


For the 2024 Excellence Awards cycle, individual HCBA members can be nominated for recognition in one or more of the following categories.

  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
  • Improving Access to Justice/Pro Bono Service
  • Mentoring in the Profession
  • Servicing the Association / Foundation
  • Outstanding New Lawyer

All HCBA members (other than current members of the Awards Committee and the Executive Committee) were eligible to receive awards. No HCBA member may receive an HCBA Excellence Award in a category if the member has previously received an HCBA Excellence Award in the same category within the past 3 years. HCBA members from any level of experience may be nominated for an award, and nominators are encouraged to nominate New Lawyers Section members for recognition.

Although nominators are encouraged to identify the ways in which nominees excel in one or more categories, the Awards Committee will determine the individual category for which each award recipient will be recognized. Awards may not be given in every category each year, and there is no minimum number of award recipients in each year.  The Award Committee’s final recommendations regarding award recipients shall be approved by the Executive Committee.

Staff Contact

Andrew Olson

Executive Assistant
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