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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. 
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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  • Ethics
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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  • Wellbeing
  • Technology
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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  • Foreclosure
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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  • Diversity and Inclusion
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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  • Leadership
Shopping Suits: The Mall of America Turns 30
Marshall H. Tanick
Aug 09, 2022
As the Mall of America (MOA) in Bloomington celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, the iconic site for shopping and other activities and pursuits looks back on a legacy of three decades of litigation.
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  • Lawsuits
Meet the Candidates for Hennepin County Attorney
Aug 01, 2022
Meet the candidates for Hennepin County Attorney. Hennepin County voters can vote now through August 9.
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  • Politics
New to the Bench: Hon. Rachel Hughey
Jul 26, 2022
Get to know Fourth District Judge Hon. Rachel Hughey. She shares why she wanted to become a judge and what she does outside of the law.
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  • New to the Bench
Brady v. Maryland and the Constitutional Imperative of Procedural Justice
Abigail Cerra, Paul Ostrow
Jul 25, 2022
Brady v. Maryland is an often overlooked aspect of police misconduct investigations. Abigail Cerra and Paul Ostrow examine how Brady investigations can strengthen police misconduct investigations.
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  • Criminal Law
What Do You Do When You're Not Practicing Law?: A Sabbatical From Retirement
Mel Dickstein
Jul 20, 2022
Retired Judge Mel Dickstein shares how he pivoted in his retirement from starting his own mediation and arbitration practice to teaching ESL to moving to Paris, France. Read about how his professional journey led him overseas.
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  • Well-Being
10 Questions with Shaun Jamison
Shaun Jamison
Jul 05, 2022
Shaun Jamison answers 10 Questions about his practice, working from home, and what he does to unwind outside of work.
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The Solo Side: Learning to Say No as a Solo
Cresston Gackle
Jun 29, 2022
In his latest Solo Side column, Cresston shares why it's important to set boundaries and limits as a solo.
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  • Solo Practice
What Do You Do When You're Not Practicing Law?: Writing and Music
Rachel Zaiger
Jun 29, 2022
Rachel Zaiger writes about how writing poetry and playing the piano helps clear her mind when she's stuck on a problem at work.
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10 Questions: Kenneth Udoibok
Lisa Buck
Jun 21, 2022
Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, a solo practitioner, shares what brought him to the U.S., the challenges of being a solo practitioner, and what else he is passionate about.
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  • 10 Questions
What Do You Do When You're Not Practicing Law?: Hot Yoga & Coffee
Inti Martinez-Aleman
Jun 21, 2022
Inti Martínez-Alemán shares two things that have helped him mentally and physically outside of his law practice: hot yoga and coffee.
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May 04, 2022
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Feb 08, 2022
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