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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. 
2023 Excellence Awards: James Poradek
Jul 10, 2023
Meet 2023 Excellence Award winner James Poradek. Poradek was selected for Improving Access to Justice for his work with individuals facing housing instability across the state.
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2023 Excellence Awards: North Hennepin Community College & The Legal Revolution
Jul 10, 2023
Mary Fenske, Maya Johnson, and Jon Geffen of answer questions about their 2023 Excellence Award for Improving Access to Justice on behalf of North Hennepin Community College and The Legal Revolution.
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North Star Lawyers of Hennepin County 2022
Jun 27, 2023
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2023 Excellence Awards: Amanda Kruse
Jun 27, 2023
Meet Amanda Kruse, recipient of the 2023 Excellence Award for Providing Pro Bono Service. Kruse is an associate at Lathrop GPM and a dedicated volunteer with Volunteer Lawyers network.
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2023 Excellence Awards: Mary Kaczorek
Jun 20, 2023
Meet 2023 HCBA Excellence Award winner Mary Kaczorek. Kaczorek, the managing attorney at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, was awarded an Excellence Award for Improving Access to Justice.
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2023 Excellence Awards: Caitlinrose Fisher & Virginia McCalmont
Jun 20, 2023
Meet 2023 Excellence Award Winners Caitlinrose Fisher and Virginia McCalmont. Fisher and McCalmont are partners at Forsgren Fisher McCalmont DeMarea Tysver.
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2023 Excellence Awards: Logan Drew
Jun 14, 2023
Get to know 2023 Excellence Award Winner Logan Drew. Drew is a partner at Robins Kaplan and chair of the firm's pro bono committee. He was instrumental in helping launch the firm's name-change clinic.
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Excellence Awards 2023: Dee Baskin
Jun 14, 2023
Get to know 2023 Excellence Award Winner Dee Baskin. Baskin is the executive director of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota.
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President's Page: Thank You for a Wonderful Year
Landon Ascheman
Jun 06, 2023
HCBA President Landon Ascheman says some "thank-you's" as his presidential term comes to a end.
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Chat GPT: Your New BFF or the End of Lawyering?
Eric T. Cooperstein
May 30, 2023
Eric Cooperstein examines the potential ethical pitfalls for lawyers using Chat GPT in their practice.
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The Consequences of 24/7 Culture
Joan Bibelhausen
May 23, 2023
Joan Bibelhausen, executive director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, writes about how a culture of being online "24/7" is damaging the mental health of the legal profession.
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End of COVID-19 Emergency Declarations: Group Health Plan Changes and Actions for Employers
Stephanie Schmid
May 10, 2023
Attorney Stephanie K. Schmid writes about what the end of the official emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic mean for group health plans.
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Newfangled Lawyering: A Call for Innovation in the Practice of Law
Patrick Patino
May 09, 2023
In his column, "Newfangled Lawyering," attorney Patrick Patino puts out a charge to his fellow attorneys to innovate the ways they practice law. He shares how his firm has adapted new technologies to create a more efficient and healthier practice.
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Don’t Commit Marketing Malpractice
Charlie Goldstein
May 02, 2023
Attorney Charlie Goldstein and marketing professional Daniel Anzanello share how hiring a marketing professional can help solo practitioners grow their business.
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President's Page: Join Us to Promote Access to Justice
Landon Ascheman
Apr 25, 2023
HCBA President Landon Ascheman invites you to the 2023 HCBF Bar Benefit.
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Professional Development: That's Why they Call it Practicing Law
Lisa Buck
Apr 18, 2023
Lisa Buck reviews the key takeaways from David Kempston's Book, "That's Why the Call it Practicing Law."
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10 Questions with Rashanda Bruce
Apr 11, 2023
In this edition of 10 Questions, we feature Rashanda Bruce, an associate at Robins Kaplan.​
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Art, Literature, and the Law: Aside From To Kill a Mockingbird, what other law-related books would you recommend?
Apr 10, 2023
Community members recommend their favorite legal-related book that is not "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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Esports Wagering Needs Legal Certainty
Aalok K. Sharma
Apr 04, 2023
Attorney Aalok Sharma examines two burgeoning activities that, when combined, have created a legal grey area: esports and gambling. Sharma examines past gaming laws and what needs to happen to make sure esports gambling remains a fair, legal, and flourishing activity.
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Art, Literature, and the Law: "I Was Wrong, You See"
Brandie Burris
Mar 30, 2023
Brandie Burris shares her poem, "I Was Wrong, You See."
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Get Involved with the HCBA Bar Memorial Committee
Oct 24, 2023
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Hennepin County Bar Association Honors 10 with 2023 Excellence Awards
May 02, 2023
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Apply for HCBA Leadership Positions by 7/29/22
Jul 15, 2022
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