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.

Apply for HCBA Leadership Positions by 11/3/2023

The HCBA has openings for members interested in serving in leadership.

HCBA Board of Directors: Three at-large director vacancies. One term expires on 6/30/24 and the other two expire on 6/30/25. The HCBA Board of Directors currently has 29 members, including the officers and representatives of various groups within the HCBA and various affiliated and affinity groups.

The board meets from noon to 1:30 pm five times per year. Half of the meetings will be virtual meetings, and half will be hybrid with in-person and virtual attendance options.

MSBA Board of Governors: One HCBA representative vacancy. Term expires 6/30/26. The MSBA Board of Governors serves as the board of directors of the Minnesota State Bar Association. It is comprised of the four MSBA officers and sixteen other members appointed by the Assembly or other affiliated organizations. Representatives of Affinity Bars participate on a rotating schedule. Board members are automatically members of the Assembly. 

On average, the Board meets ten times during the year. One of these meetings is a half-day retreat where Board members have an opportunity to get to know one another and review the MSBA’s strategic plan. An annual calendar of meetings is prepared at the beginning of each year. Occasionally, the Board may need to meet for a special meeting.  Meetings generally last approximately two hours and are scheduled on a weekday and during work hours.  Members may participate by Zoom.

The application deadline for these unscheduled open positions is November 3, 2023.

View Application 

Submit completed applications to Andrew Olson at aolson@mnbars.org, or reach out to Andrew with questions.


  HCBA Notice of Election

HCBA Notice of Election

To: Members of the HCBA
From: Jessica Klander, Secretary


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

Applications are due by April 7, 2023.
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.

The Nominating Committee is chaired by Brandon Vaughn, Immediate Past President of the HCBA. Other committee members are: Abou Amara, Creig Andreasen, Landon Ascheman, Dee Baskin, Joan Bibelhausen, Nicole Kettwick, Jessica Klander, Harpreet Mahal, Inti Martinez-Aleman, the Hon. Ann O’Reilly, and Toni Ojoyeyi.

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 Nicole Kettwick at nkettwick@bkdefense.com or HCBA CEO Cheryl Dalby at cdalby@mnbars.org.

HCBA Offices for 2023-2024

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

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

At-Large Finance & Planning
Two open positions, two-year terms

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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