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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. 
Three Tips in Tax Law
Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter
Dec 02, 2021
Tax touches almost everything. As a tax attorney, this keeps my job very interesting. This also means that even non-tax attorneys will likely get at least a few tax-related questions from their clients. In this article, we address three common tax questions that might come up from your clients and some tips for answering these questions.
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10 Questions with Emily Kennedy
Nov 30, 2021
Working as a Pro Bono Law Clerk is a great way to remind myself of the fact that I was drawn to this profession because I want to help.
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Mentoring Matters with Neal Rasmussen & Maggie Tatton
Neal Rasmussen & Maggie Tatton
Nov 12, 2021
In this new feature, we’ll spotlight two attorneys who are in a mentor/mentee relationship. Our goal is to show how to make the most out of these connections, answer questions you have about mentorship, and inspire you to connect with other attorneys.
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HCBF Golf Classic Raises Almost $30,000 for Access to Justice
CORY OLSON
Nov 12, 2021
After a year break, the Tee it Up for Justice Golf Tournament returned with new activities and a record number of participants.
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Judicial Stress and Resiliency: Research and Recommendations
Joan Bibelhausen
Nov 05, 2021
The judicial survey was conducted pre-Covid, but as was noted in the article, between the survey and publication, judges and the judicial system faced unprecedented stress and tests of their resilience.
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President's Page: Moving Forward
Brandon Vaughn
Oct 29, 2021
Today, I am going to focus on a few items we will hopefully be able to achieve together as we move forward in this 2021-2022 bar year.
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Profiles in Practice: Alia M. Abdi
Bethany Lenderink
Oct 29, 2021
Alia M. Abdi, an employment attorney with Nilan Johnson Lewis in Minneapolis, has always been intrigued by the idea of law.
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Profiles in Practice: Camille Bryant
Lisa Buck
Oct 29, 2021
Camille Bryant’s job title is public defender, but she views her role as problem solver and change maker.
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Profiles in Practice: Eder B. Castillo
Nora Huxtable
Oct 29, 2021
You should get to know Eder B. Castillo. In all likelihood, you’ll see his name on a ballot very soon.
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Profiles in Practice: Michael Dittberner
Chelsea Barr
Oct 29, 2021
Family law practitioner Michael Dittberner takes a unique approach to his legal practice that leaves many in awe of his talents and abilities.
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Profiles in Practice: Cresston Gackle
Will Ashenmacher
Oct 29, 2021
For Cresston Gackle, starting his own firm was a risk. But it was a risk he knew he had to take.
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Profiles in Practice: Amanda Harrington
Megan Bowman
Oct 29, 2021
In many ways, the role of program manager of Be@School, a program of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, is the kind of position Amanda Harrington dreamed about when she first started her career.
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Profiles in Practice: Elizabeth Kelly
Satveer Chaudary
Oct 29, 2021
When Beth Kelly speaks with law students and mentees, she encourages them to seek their own path, “Don’t listen to what others say you should be doing, follow what you want to do.
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Profiles in Practice: Sinloria Macrae
Samuel M. Johnson
Oct 29, 2021
When I met Sinloria Macrae, I quickly realized she possesses wisdom and experience well beyond her years.
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Profiles in Practice: Christy Vu DePasquale
Kenzie Gerber
Oct 29, 2021
Christy Vu DePasquale currently works as an attorney at the Autism Advocacy & Law Center, providing specialized assistance to individuals needing unique solutions, but her journey to the legal profession started on the west coast.
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Profiles in Practice: Zac McFarland
Aaron Frederickson
Oct 29, 2021
Black? White? Football player? Lawyer? These are questions Zac McFarland has asked himself since he was a young kid growing up in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
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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.
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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.
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A New Chapter for the Hennepin Lawyer
Sep 01, 2021
Updates from the Publications Committee on changes to the Hennepin Lawyer.
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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.
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YWCA Equity Challenge and Bar Association DEI Discussions
Jun 10, 2021
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Statement from MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA Presidents on State vs. Derek Chauvin decision
Apr 22, 2021
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