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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. 
Five Questions with Dean Anthony Niedwiecki
Dean Anthony Niedwiecki
May 03, 2022
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Dean Anthony Niedwiecki answers five questions about leading Mitchell Hamline and other issues facing the legal community.
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Five Questions with Dean Robert K. Vischer
Dean Robert K. Vischer
Apr 22, 2022
University of St. Thomas School of Law Dean Robert K. Vischer answers five questions about leading UST law and other issues facing the legal community today.
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The DEI Discussion: Law Schools
Ayah Helmy
Apr 15, 2022
In her second column, Ayah Helmy looks at some of the challenges that BIPOC law students face throughout their time in school and then entering the professional world, and why experienced lawyers should care about these issues.
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Five Questions with Dean Garry Jenkins
Dean Garry Jenkins
Apr 15, 2022
University of Minnesota Law School Dean Garry Jenkins answers five questions about the future of the bar exam, wellbeing, changes over the last two years, student activism in response to world events, and how the bar association can help law students.
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Retirement: How to Handle It
Barbara Jones
Apr 11, 2022
Retirement can be a hard concept for many lawyers to grab. The HCBA Senior Lawyer and Judges section recently held a few CLEs to help prepare lawyers for that step.
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10 Questions with Katheryn Gettman
Katheryn Gettman
Apr 08, 2022
Cozen O’Connor attorney Katie Gettman answers 10 Questions about her practice and her life outside of the law.
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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Lisa Buck
Apr 01, 2022
In this month’s Professional Development column, Lisa Buck examines the book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown.
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Why I Made a Change: Tim Baland
Tim Baland
Apr 01, 2022
Tim Baland made the switch from the spending time in the public library to the law library. Read why he decided to turn the page on his career and pursue a legal career.
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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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Apply for HCBA Leadership Positions by 7/29/22
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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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