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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. 
Why I Made a Change: Alejandro “Alex” Trevino
Alejandro “Alex” Trevino
Mar 28, 2022
Alex Trevino had always dreamed of being an attorney, but he wasn’t able to achieve that dream until later in his career. Read how he went from selling cars to practicing law.
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Why I Made a Change: Andrew Ayers
Andrew Ayers
Mar 25, 2022
Andrew Ayers made a career change after the birth of his first child. Hanging one’s shingle is an intimidating prospect, but Ayers assures his colleagues that it can be done. Read more about how he navigated moving from a firm to his own practice.
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Ethics: How to Draft a Withdrawal Letter
Eric T. Cooperstein
Mar 25, 2022
In part two of this month’s Ethics Column, Eric Cooperstein shows how to draft a withdrawal letter from a client.
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CLE: Preventing Suicide in the Legal Profession
Nick Hansen
Mar 24, 2022
The New Lawyers Section recently sponsored a CLE entitled, "An Ethical Perspective on Suicide Prevention -Helping Your Clients and Others.”
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Why I Made a Change: Sanaa Assa
Sanaa Assa
Mar 18, 2022
As part of our “Why I Made a Change” series, Attorney Sanaa Assa shares her story of why she moved back to the Netherlands after working in the Twin Cities, and why she decided to keep a foothold here in Minnesota.
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Why I Made a Change: Jevon Bindman
Jevon Bindman
Mar 18, 2022
Attorney Jevon Bindman shares why he changed from a career as a music teacher to becoming a lawyer, and how those careers may be more similar than you think.
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Ethics: Someone, Please, Get Me Out of Here!
Eric T. Cooperstein
Mar 18, 2022
In the first of a two-part series, Eric Cooperstein walks attorneys through the process of when and how to withdraw representing a client—and how to do it ethically.
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Changes to PSLF and COVID Student Loan Forbearance
Dee Baskin and Heather Vlieger
Mar 14, 2022
Dee Baskin and Heather Vlieger provide a refresher on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, updates to federal loan forbearance guidelines, and how to apply for a temporary waiver.
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3 Tips for Newer Attorneys
Roxanne N. Thorelli
Mar 14, 2022
Roxanne Thorelli provides three tips for new attorneys starting their careers.
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So You Want to Be a Judge? Spotlight: Hon. Christian Sande
Mar 04, 2022
As part of our “So You Want to be a Judge” series, the Hon. Christian Sande shares his story, and some advice for future applicants to the bench.
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HCBA Bar Memorial: Time Passes…
Mar 04, 2022
The HCBA bar memorial will take place on April 22 at 9 a.m. via livestream. Read more about the legacy and importance of this annual event from committee chair Kathleen Murphy.
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The Solo Side: Going Solo Doesn’t Mean Going it Alone
Cresston Gackle
Feb 28, 2022
In this month’s Solo Side column, Cresston Gackle discusses why it’s important to create connections as a solo practitioner and how having a mentor can help you feel like you’re not alone in your practice.
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10 Questions with Ann Motl
Feb 28, 2022
In this month’s 10 Questions, we feature Ann Motl, an associate at Greenberg Traurig who practices in products liability.
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So you want to be a judge? Spotlight: Hon. Rachel Hughey
Feb 22, 2022
As part of our “So You Want to be a Judge” series, the Hon. Rachel Hughey writes about why she wanted to become a judge, and why applicants should explore different areas of the law prior to applying.
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So You Want to Be a Judge? Spotlight: Hon. Maximillia Utley
Feb 22, 2022
For our “So You Want to be a Judge” series, the Hon. Maximillia Utley talks about the details of applying to become a judge, and the value of reaching out to others who are familiar with the process.
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Six Ways LINC Can Add Value to Your Career
Feb 22, 2022
The 2022 LINC session starts on March 17th 2022. Read more about this year’s session and how it can help you advance your career.
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So You Want to be a Judge? Spotlight: Hon. Julia Dayton Klein
Feb 14, 2022
As part of our “So You Want to Be a Judge?” series, the Hon. Julia Dayton Klein discusses her path to the bench and gives advice on how to apply for a judgeship.
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So You Want to be a Judge? Spotlight: Hon. David L. Piper
Feb 14, 2022
As part of our “So You Want to be a Judge” series, the Hon. David L. Piper discusses his path the Hennepin County bench. He also gives advice and tips for attorneys who want to pursue a judgeship.
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So You Want to be a Judge? Spotlight: Hon. Rachna B. Sullivan
Feb 07, 2022
In this series, we asked Hennepin County District Court judges about why they applied to become judges, their thoughts on the application process, and what advice they have for attorneys who want to pursue a path to the bench.
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Checking In with Chief Judge Barnette: Part 2
AYAH HELMY
Feb 07, 2022
The Hennepin Lawyer checked in with Hennepin County Judicial District Court Chief Judge Toddrick Barnette. In part two of the interview, Barnette discusses how the court responded to the high-profile trials taking place in the district, the successes and challenges of connecting with the community this past year, and the importance of wellbeing for judicial officers and staff.
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