Leadership Opportunities

Information on leadership opportunities within the association will be shared on this page, in the Hennepin Lawyer weekly e-newsletter, or emails sent from committee/section leadership.

Additional ways to get more involved with the HCBA are listed here.


  HCBA Notice of Election

HCBA Notice of Election

To: Members of the HCBA
From: Norman Pentelovitch, Secretary


Completed applications, including a resume, should be submitted to Andrew Olson at aolson@mnbars.org

Applications are due by April 5, 2024.
Applicant interviews will be scheduled in late April.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall nominate at least one nominee per officer or other election. No applicant shall communicate with the committee or any member of the committee about a matter relating to the committee's HCBA Notice of Election business, except through the chief executive officer. HCBA bylaws are available here.

Additional Opportunities

Besides the HCBA's formal elections, additional opportunities for service through committees and sections during the 2022-23 bar year are available by presidential appointment or section elections. If you would like to be considered for a leadership position, contact President-Elect m boulette at mboulette@taftlaw.com or HCBA CEO Cheryl Dalby at cdalby@mnbars.org.

HCBA Offices for 2024–2025

HCBA Secretary
(Track position, serves as president 2026-27)
One open position, one year term

At-Large Director
Three open positions, three-year terms

MSBA Secretary
(Track position, serves as president 2026-27)
One open position, one-year term

ABA Delegate
One open position, two-year term

MSBA Assembly
Nine open positions, two-year terms

MSBA Assembly Alternates
Nine open positions, two-year terms

Central MN Legal Services Board
Two open positions, three-year terms


Hennepin County Bar Foundation. Est. 1968

  HCBF Notice of Election

HCBF Notice of Election

The Hennepin County Bar Foundation (HCBF) is seeking applications for open seats on its Board of Directors and for the position of treasurer.  
The mission of the HCBF is to “promote equal access to justice for the people of Hennepin County.” The HCBF fulfills this mission through supporting partner organizations and awarding grants to organizations that provide legal services to individuals of limited resources, educate the public about the legal system, and contribute to the improvement of the legal system and administration of justice.  
The HCBF Nominating Committee looks for board members from the local legal community who are enthusiastic about increasing access to justice initiatives through the foundation’s fundraising, grantmaking, and community engagement.


To be eligible to serve on the HCBF Board of Directors, individuals must be members in good standing of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Members of the HCBF board are elected to three-year terms and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.  
The position of treasurer of the HCBF tends to be held by an individual who is interested in moving up to the leadership positions of secretary, vice president, and president.  
For an application and position description, please visit hcba.org. Applications are due by Thursday, April 14, 2022. Applicant interviews will be scheduled in May.   
An online application process is available HERE.

Questions? Contact Erikka Ryan at 612-752-6600


The HCBF Nominating Committee reports its nominations for each position to the HCBF board. Class A members (HCBA officers) appoint board members, while the full board elects officers at their May meeting.

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