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The Official Publication of the Hennepin County Bar Association

Since 1933, The Hennepin Lawyer has been a respected resource for articles about the legal profession and developments in the law—particularly as they relate to practice in Hennepin County, as well as providing news on the local legal community and bar association. HCBA members receive copies of the current digital edition via email. 
SVAMC Issues Guidelines on Use of AI in Arbitration
David Allgeyer
Jun 11, 2024
After circulation, discussion, and revision of their draft guidelines for AI use, the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) has finalized their list of recommended precautions and considerations for arbitrators using AI in their practice.
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Artificial Intelligence
AI in Arbitration
David Allgeyer
Jun 11, 2024
David Allgeyer provides an overview of draft guidelines for AI use released for public comment by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.
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  • ADR
  • Artificial Intelligence
10 Questions with Emmett Robertson
May 28, 2024
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Pro Bono Spotlight: Andrea Cobery
May 28, 2024
Andrea Cobery is an attorney with U.S. Bank. She speaks about her work representing pro bono clients in bankruptcy proceedings.
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Defining Liberty
William Regan O'Connor
May 14, 2024
Few issues of Constitutional law have been more legally contested, or more politically charged, than the meaning of the word "liberty" in the Due Process Clauses under the 5th and 14th amendments.
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  • Constitutional Law
Pro Bono Spotlight: Ken Edstrom
May 14, 2024
Ken Edstrom is a bankruptcy attorney with over 37 years of experience in law. He speaks about his work representing pro bono clients in bankruptcy proceedings.
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President's Page: Unsung Heroes
Nicole Kettwick
May 07, 2024
In her latest column, HCBA President Nicole Kettwick recognizes the many people in our criminal justice system working to find just and rehabilitative solutions for veterans.
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Pro Bono Resources
May 07, 2024
Do you ever come across people in your practice or community who need free legal help? The legal aid community wants to share a few resources to help you connect people with free legal help: LawHelpMN.org, a new statewide number to reach legal aid, and the MN Unbundled Law Project.
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10 Questions with Kimberly Slay
Apr 22, 2024
Kimberly Slay is a partner in Maslon's litigation group. She spoke with Hennepin Lawyer about her start to the workday, her time in the public sector, and the legal podcasts she can't get enough of.
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Patent Law Updates for Business Lawyers: 2023-2024
Nate Louwagie and Seung Sub (Elvis) Kim
Apr 16, 2024
The last year has brought a number of meaningful changes to patent law. This article outlines five updates that lawyers should keep in mind when advising their business clients.
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  • Intellectual Property
Professional Development: StrengthsFinder 2.0
Lisa Buck
Apr 02, 2024
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? According to Gallup research, you probably don’t. In 1999, Gallup created an online assessment and companion book that helps individuals identify their natural talents. StrengthsFinder encourages people to build their careers and lives around their strengths instead of trying to “fix” their weaknesses.
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  • Professional Development
10 Questions with Geri Sjoquist
Mar 26, 2024
Geri Sjoquist, a staff attorney for Central Minnesota Legal Services, answers ten questions about her transition from solo practice to legal aid, the reforms she envisions for family law, and her favorite Minnesota activity.
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The Newfangled Lawyer's Guide to Being
Patrick Patino
Mar 26, 2024
In his latest "Newfangled Lawyer" column, Patrick Patino invites every attorney to turn down the pressure.
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  • Wellness
Refreshing Alternatives
Matthew Ziebarth
Mar 19, 2024
Many networking events include a happy hour with a few drinks to "loosen up" and get comfortable conversing with new and unfamiliar people. However, people who do not or cannot drink alcohol can often feel left out or excluded from events within the legal profession. Matthew Ziebarth, social chair of the HCBA New Lawyers Section, shares a few tips for making events more inclusive.
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  • Wellbeing
Legal Paraprofessionals Pilot Project
Jim Long
Mar 12, 2024
Since 2021, Minnesota's court system has implemented Rule 12 in the Supervised Practice Rules, enabling approved legal paraprofessionals to handle certain housing and family matters. The committee is proposing to permanently integrate these rule changes based on their evaluation.
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  • Access to Justice
Medical Assistance in Minnesota
David Rephan & Téa Baker
Feb 26, 2024
When faced with a client, family member, or friend who needs long-term care, the process of finding care can be overwhelming. In addition to the stress of seeing someone in distress, long-term care can be incredibly expensive. Read an overview of what you need to know about planning and qualifying for medical assistance in Minnesota.
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  • Estate and Probate Law
Founding Firms: Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
Feb 20, 2024
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. evolved from humble beginnings as a two-attorney firm working in a Maplewood storage room to become a team of seven attorneys who advise corporations, business owners, and others.
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10 Questions with Peter Michaud
Feb 20, 2024
Peter Michaud, Chair of Ballard Spahr, answers ten questions from Hennepin Lawyer on his path to becoming a lawyer, the goals he has for Ballard Spahr, and the skill he wishes he could instantly master.
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Pregnancy and Pumping Protected
Sara Jane Baldwin
Feb 13, 2024
Recent changes to workplace protections for pregnant and lactating employees have left both employers and employees confused about their rights and responsibilities. Sara Jane Baldwin provides an comprehensive guide to these changes for employees and employers.
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  • Employment and Labor Law
Founding Firms: Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd.
Jan 29, 2024
This founding firm feature covers the history of Meshbesher & Spence from its founding in 1961 to the present.
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Get Involved with the HCBA Bar Memorial Committee
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Hennepin County Bar Association Honors 10 with 2023 Excellence Awards
May 02, 2023
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Apply for HCBA Leadership Positions by 7/29/22
Jul 15, 2022
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