Hennepin Lawyer

THL-LOGO


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. The Hennepin Lawyer magazine is published six times per year. A subscription to the publication is included with HCBA membership.
New to the Bench: Judge Anna Andow
Sep 07, 2021
Judge Anna Andow was appointed as a judge in the Fourth Judicial District in February of 2021. She shares some of her background and her experience getting acclimated to the bench.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Judge Bio
10 Questions with Patrice Kloss
Sep 07, 2021
Patrice Kloss, a partner at Fox Rothschild, answers 10 questions about her career and life outside the law.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • 10 Questions
A New Chapter for the Hennepin Lawyer
Sep 01, 2021
Updates from the Publications Committee on changes to the Hennepin Lawyer.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Hennepin Lawyer
Ethics: Navigating Your Clients’ Mental Health Issues
Eric T. Cooperstein
Sep 01, 2021
Eric T. Cooperstein discusses the ethical dilemmas when working with a client who is experiencing mental health challenges.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Ethics
Inside View: Well, Well, Well… ness.
Azure Schermerhorn-Snyder
Sep 01, 2021
THL Issue Editor Azure Schermerhorn-Snyder introduces this month's issue: well-being and the law.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
  • Inside View
Introducing Brandon Vaughn: 2021-2022 HCBA President
Aug 27, 2021
On July 1st, Brandon Vaughn became the 103rd president of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Vaughn is a partner at Robins Kaplan, where he represents victims of medical malpractice, and individuals injured by others due to no fault of their own. In this interview, Vaughn shares what brought him to the HCBA, reflections on the last year and a half, and his vision for this bar year.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • HCBA President
Meet Michael Boulette: 2021-2022 HCBA Secretary
Aug 27, 2021
The HCBA welcomes Michael Boulette to membership on its executive committee for the 2021-22 bar year. On July 1st, Boulette was introduced to the association’s officer ranks as secretary, beginning a five-year leadership track that will have him serve as president for the 2024-25 bar year. Boulette is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, where he practices family law.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • HCBA Secretary
Behind The Mask: The First Year Of Practice
Joshua D. Franklin
Aug 27, 2021
Getting over graduation cancellations due to the pandemic and then studying for the bar exam were already a feat, but the class of 2020 and other new lawyers deserve an honorable mention for taking their lawyer’s oath behind a computer and then practicing entirely in a remote setting for almost a year.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyers
  • Well-Being
Moving Back to the Courtroom
Judge JaPaul J. Harris
Aug 27, 2021
What to Expect and How to Be Prepared: Prior to March 2020, we packed courtrooms with little care or awareness about space and public health. In March 2020 that changed as we were told to stay away from these courtrooms and as we became keenly aware of social distancing, masking, hand sanitizer, and plexiglass shields. Now we are going back into the places we were told to stay away from for our safety. In this article, I will discuss the challenges we face as we return to the courtroom and the steps attorneys can take as we move to in-person court appearances.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Courts
  • Well-Being
The Best Life Hack for Being a Good Lawyer: Exercise
Joani Moberg
Aug 27, 2021
As lawyers and busy professionals, especially during a pandemic, life feels like an endless list of things we should or must do. Too often, self-care becomes another tedious and overwhelming item on that list. From there, we fall into a cycle of feeling too busy to care for ourselves, which in turn makes life feel more stressful and we are less likely to care for ourselves even when that is what we need most. It’s an endless and toxic cycle.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
Spirituality and Well-Being
Lisa Buck
Aug 27, 2021
When we think of health, we often envision exercise and eating well (physical health) or stress reduction and therapy (mental health). But a third facet of health— spiritual— is often overlooked. Emerging research indicates that spirituality is as important to our well-being. This article explores what spirituality is and the role it plays in our lives.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
Post-traumatic Growth and Your Career
Joan Bibelhausen
Aug 27, 2021
As we ponder our work lives in the near and distant future, this article will focus on occupational well-being while recognizing that all six areas are equally important. How can you do your best thinking and best work if other aspects of your well-being are at risk?
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
Stress, Drink, Leave
Patrick R. Krill
Aug 27, 2021
Warnings and Opportunities Around Lawyer Mental Health in a Post-COVID Era. With summer now behind us and many legal professionals in the process of returning to an office either full- or part-time, this is a pivotal moment that warrants pausing and thoughtfully checking in with our mental health and personal well-being
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
Therapy: Being a Zealous Advocate for Yourself
Chase Andersen
Aug 27, 2021
Things aren’t that bad… I’m sure it’ll eventually get better… I’m too busy to ask for help… I don’t want to appear weak… ​I just need to power through it…
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
“Overwhelm” Five Productive Principles to Overcome It
Dyan Williams
Aug 27, 2021
Whether you’re a solo lawyer or a partner at a big firm, you’re bound to experience “overwhelm.” It’s the feeling of not being able to manage the depth, breadth, and complexity of your situation. You feel buried with work, overloaded with responsibilities, and saddled with deadlines.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Well-Being
Managing Our Relationship with Time
Shaun G. Jamison
Aug 27, 2021
Do you feel like you do not have enough time for your personal and professional growth? Are you frustrated with time? Angry about waiting? Feel like everyone’s wasting your time? Is your response to anything new, “Who has time for that?” You are not alone. In this busy, stressed out, and overloaded world, even your stress has stress and it is especially true for lawyers.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Practice Pointers
What’s On Your Wall?
Jul 13, 2021
The art we choose for our walls can say a lot about us. During quarantine, many of us turned areas of our living spaces into makeshift workplaces. Here, several attorneys share the artwork they’ve chosen to personalize where they work—be that in an office or at home—and why that art has significance to them.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Ask-a-Lawyer
  • Art and Entertainment
10 Questions: Traci Bransford
Jun 29, 2021
Stinson partner Traci Bransford answers 10 questions about her practice and life.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • 10 Questions
Art Gallery
Jun 25, 2021
For the Art, Literature, and the Law issue, we wanted to highlight the creative side of our HCBA members.
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Art
REQUIEM: 9 MINUTES 29 SECONDS
Leslie Kimes
Jun 25, 2021
Full story
  • CATEGORY
  • Literature
123456789

Managing Editor
Nick Hansen

Executive Editor
Joseph Satter

Advertising
Sheila Johnson


 
YWCA Equity Challenge and Bar Association DEI Discussions
Jun 10, 2021
Full story
Statement from MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA Presidents on State vs. Derek Chauvin decision
Apr 22, 2021
Full story
A Message from MSBA President Dyan Ebert, HCBA President Esteban Rivera, RCBA President Susan Buckley and Vildan Teske, President of the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
Apr 13, 2021
Full story