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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. 
Profiles in Practice: Isabella Salomão Nascimento
Will Ashenmacher
Dec 06, 2022
Isabella Salomão Nascimento of Ballard Spahr shares about practicing in media law. Coming from the nonprofit world, Nascimento shares what inspired her to move to private practice. She also discusses litigating high-profile cases, the importance of mentorship, and how the legal world can better support working parents.
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President's Page: We are All Human
Landon Ascheman
Dec 06, 2022
HCBA President Landon Ascheman shares his hope that the members of the legal profession can support one another in the face of mental health issues, much like people have supported one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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10 Questions: Jason Tarasek
Jason Tarasek
Nov 29, 2022
Attorney Jason Tarasek answers 10 Questions about his cannabis law practice, working in two very different areas of law, his workday routine, and what keeps him energized outside of the law.
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Profiles in Practice: Kevin Green
Will Ashenmacher
Nov 29, 2022
As part of our Profiles in Practice series, Kevin Green shares what brought him to law school. As a 3L at the University of St. Thomas, he's involved in numerous organizations working to improve the profession for lawyers and law students from diverse backgrounds. He also shares about why connecting with colleagues is so important, and his future career plans.
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Profiles in Practice: Gloria Contreras Edin
Bethany Maski
Nov 16, 2022
Gloria Contreras Edin shares her journey from East Los Angeles to rural Minnesota. Contreras Edin did not even consider attending law school until she witnessed the struggles of Spanish-speaking immigrants in her small town. Now, as the founder and owner of her own firm, she has helped thousands of clients on immigration matters, with a special focus on those who identify as LGTBQIA.
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Glaring Holes in the New Brady Policy for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Abigail Cerra, Paul Ostrow
Nov 09, 2022
Abigail Cerra and Paul Ostrow provide a follow-up to their June article, Brady v. Maryland and Constitutional Imperative of Procedural Justice. They look over the recently released memo from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and how it doesn't go far enough in ensuring procedural justice.
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Profiles in Practice: Jesse Dong
Nora Huxtable
Nov 08, 2022
Jesse Dong, a managing attorney at the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office, kicks off our 2022 Profiles in Practice series. Dong talks about growing up in an immigrant family, starting his career in teaching, and why he believes public defense work is so vital.
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President's Page: We Don't Talk About Pro Bono
Landon Ascheman
Nov 01, 2022
HCBA President shares why it's not only important to talk about pro bono, but to do it as well. He provides some tips, advice, and motivation for giving back.
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Three Tips for Conversations to Have with Your Client Before Commencing a Divorce
Lauren Schnobrich
Oct 25, 2022
Attorney Lauren Schnobrich provides three tips for conversations to have with a client before commencing a divorce.
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Tech of the Times: How the Tech Changes Brought About by the Pandemic Impacted Access to Justice
J Singleton
Oct 18, 2022
J Singleton, the program manager of Legal Services State Support, examines how rapid technological changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted access to justice.
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Ethics: A Short History of Lawyers’ Technological Challenges
Eric T. Cooperstein
Oct 11, 2022
Are you confused about what 'technologically competent" means to you as a lawyer? In his latest Ethics column, Eric Cooperstein provides a roadmap to where you should start.
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From Lawyer to Leader: Start Your Journey
Oct 10, 2022
The HCBA's Institute for Leadership in the Legal Profession has been equipping leaders to lead for nearly a decade. Join us for the next session in early next year.
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Getaways When You Feel like You Can't Get Away: Highs and Lows of Being a Lawyer on Vacation
Kyle Kroll
Oct 05, 2022
During a summer vacation to Mt. Blanc in France, Kyle Kroll experienced the highs and lows of being a lawyer on vacation. There was beautiful scenery, but also, emails. Read his reflection on the challenges of disconnecting from the job.
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Tech of the Times: Ditching the Smartphone
Patrick Patino
Sep 28, 2022
Attorney Patrick Patino got rid of his smartphone. Sound absurd? Impossible? Patino explains how he's adapted his work and personal life to smartphone-free living and how it's benefited his mental health.
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Three Tips for Foreclosing a Nonjudicial Residential Mortgage in Minnesota
Sung Woo Hong
Sep 19, 2022
Attorney Sung Woo Hong shares three tips on attorneys who practice in the area of nonjudicial foreclosures. The overarching theme? Be aware of all details throughout the process.
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Just Listen: Supporting BIPOC Legal Professionals Through Connection Groups
Erikka Ryan
Sep 13, 2022
HCBA Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Erikka Ryan writes about why the bar association started listening sessions for BIPOC legal processionals, and how those sessions helped individuals process the daily challenges and burdens of being a person of color in the legal field.
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President's Page: Leaving Things Better
Landon Ascheman
Sep 06, 2022
In his first President's Page, HCBA President Landon Ascheman writes about how his parents taught him to leave the community better, and how the HCBA is working to leave the Hennepin County community better through its numerous programs and initiatives.
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North Star Lawyers of Hennepin County
Sep 06, 2022
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Crossing Uncharted Waters: Working Differently in COVID's Wake
Andrew Deutsch
Aug 30, 2022
Andrew Deutsch looks back at the last two years of changing working environments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • COVID-19
Meet Jessica Klander: 2022-23 HCBA Secretary
Aug 16, 2022
Introducing Jessica Klander, 2022-23 HCBA Secretary.
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Apply for HCBA Leadership Positions by 7/29/22
Jul 15, 2022
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Changes to HCBA Sections and Introducing New Signature Programs
May 04, 2022
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From the MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA Presidents: Statement on the Death of Amir Locke
Feb 08, 2022
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