Hennepin County Bar Foundation. Est. 1968


2020-2021 HCBF Board of Directors


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Alecia Anderson
Wells Fargo

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Vice President

F. Matthew Ralph
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Cory Olson
Cory D. Olson
Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie PA

Vanessa Rybicka
Rybicka Law Office PLLC

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Past President

Hon. Sarah West
Hennepin County District Court

Board Members

Susan A. Aase, Esq., Thomson Reuters
Landon J. Ascheman, Ascheman Law
Jeff Baill, Yost & Baill LLP
Danielle Bird, Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens
Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten, Foley & Mansfield
Hon. Martha Holton Dimick, Hennepin County District Court
Joshua A. Dorothy, Gregerson Rosow Johnson & Nilan
Roy S. Ginsburg, Roy S. Ginsburg, J.D.
Steven Kerbaugh, Jackson Lewis
Nicole Kettwick, Brandt Criminal Defense
Jason Lien, Maslon LLP
Ryan McCarthy, Bowman and Brooke
Christopher Morris, Bassford Remele
Mardell D. Presler, J.D., Mardell D. Presler, LLC
Esteban A. Rivera, Rivera Law Firm
Michael Rowe, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Brandon Vaughn, Robins Kaplan LLP


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.  
Applications are due by Friday, April 23, 2021. Applicant interviews will be scheduled in May.   
An online application is available HERE

Questions? Contact  Amanda Idinge 612-752-6600


Cheryl Dalby
Hennepin County Bar Foundation
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Amanda Idinge 
Hennepin County Bar Foundation
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390
Minneapolis, MN 55402


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