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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. 
Between Two Wrongs
Nicole Kettwick
Jan 29, 2024
In this President's Page column, Nicole Kettwick and her father, Don Nichols, have a conversation on moral decisions he has faced in his life and as an attorney.
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Why I Was a Judicial Clerk
Erik Money
Jan 23, 2024
As a law student, Erik Money's pursuit of mentorship led him to clerkships at the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals in San Francisco. In this article, he shares the many benefits
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The Newfangled Lawyer's Guide to Personal Branding
Patrick Patino
Jan 22, 2024
In this installment of The Newfangled Lawyer, Patrick Patino shares insights about personal branding with authenticity.
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Don't Join the Jerks!
Chad Snyder
Jan 17, 2024
Every attorney has encountered rude, aggressive behavior in opposing counsel. It can be very tempting to stoop to a jerk's level, but mediator Chad Snyder argues that these behaviors can undermine your credibility. Here, he offers some solutions for staying civil and professional.
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Founding Firms: Bloomgren Hanson Legal, PLLC
Amanda Bloomgren and Katie Hanson
Jan 16, 2024
Bloomgren Hanson Legal, PLLC is a small law practice in the City of Hopkins managed by Amanda Bloomgren and Katie Hanson.
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Navigating the Hazy Terrain of Legal Cannabis in the Workplace
Jan 16, 2024
Employment attorney Charles Goldstein explores challenges for employers and employees under new cannabis laws, covering drug testing, social media, discrimination, and insurance.
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Compassionate Counsel
Rosie Gaston, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C
Jan 09, 2024
Attorneys are trained to navigate the complexities of the law and guide their clients in legal matters, but do they ever get education on how to best handle the emotional aspects of end-of-life planning for their clients?
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  • Estate and Probate Law
10 Questions with Debra Bulluck
Jan 09, 2024
Attorney Debra Bulluck is an associate attorney at Moss & Barnett's family law group. She recently received the Alice O. Lynch Award from Violence-Free Minnesota. Here, Bulluck answers ten questions from Hennepin Lawyer about her journey to family law, the benefits she sees from having conversations about domestic violence and the law, and the self-care practices she uses to de-stress.
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The Drumbeat of Technology
Andy Blair
Dec 19, 2023
Andy Blair takes us on a short tour through some of the data-related issues that lawyers in the music industry confront every day.
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A Shocking Reminder
Nicole Kettwick
Dec 13, 2023
Nicole Kettwick, 2023-2024 HCBA President, discusses how recent headlines have emphasized to her the need for community support for attorneys.
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Crypto in Congress
Joshua D. Franklin
Dec 05, 2023
With the recent rise of cryptocurrency exchanges and fintech companies, cryptocurrency has now expanded far beyond a technological phenomenon, and morphed into a new asset class known as digital assets. Joshua D. Franklin explores some of the most popular and controversial bills regarding digital assets in 2023 and explains key considerations in creating a uniform regulatory framework for digital assets.
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Professional Development: 4000 Weeks—Time Management for Mortals
Lisa Buck
Nov 27, 2023
Lisa Buck reviews the key takeaways from Oliver Burkeman's book, "4000 Weeks—Time Management for Mortals."
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The Newfangled Lawyer's Guide to Wandering
Patrick Patino
Nov 14, 2023
In his latest Newfangled Lawyer column, Patrick Patino asks us to reconsider our ideas about productivity.
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10 Questions with Heather Marx
Nov 06, 2023
Heather Marx serves as the vice-chair of the Customs, Imports & Trade Remedies practice at Cozen O’Connor. She was recently named a Top Woman in Law by Minnesota Lawyer. Here, she speaks to THL about her practice, the unique challenges women face in the legal profession, and the advice she never forgets.
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Ditching the Billable Hour
Jess Birken
Oct 17, 2023
Jess Birken explores other options for billing clients.
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The Newfangled Lawyer's Guide to Letting Go
Patrick Patino
Sep 26, 2023
We say that someone who has multiple roles or talents “wears many hats.” But Patrick Patino was wearing "fifteen vests, forty-five hats, too many pairs of sweatpants to count, and no shoes" and realized he needed to scale back on his duties and delegate more.
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Get to Know Nicole Kettwick
Sep 18, 2023
HCBA President Nicole Kettwick shares her advice for new lawyers, the professional risk that led her to a great opportunity, and her vision for the year ahead.
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Lessons in Progress
Joan Bibelhausen
Sep 11, 2023
The seminal report "The Path to Lawyer Well-Being" identifies intellectual well-being as “engaging in continuous learning and the pursuit of creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development.” CLE is a start, but what more is there? How does learning help us define and engage with our purpose?
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10 Questions with Elizabeth Fors
Elizabeth Fors
Aug 29, 2023
Attorney Elizabeth Fors recently helped with passing a landmark survivorship bill in the Minnesota legislature. Here, Fors answers 10 questions for Hennepin Lawyer about her prior career as a TV sports producer, the real-life experiences that helped her in law school, and her love of dogs.
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How Do You Connect with Clients Over Food?
Aug 22, 2023
We asked four Hennepin County attorneys how they connect with clients over food.
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  • Food and the Law Series
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