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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. 
The Best Life Hack for Being a Good Lawyer: Exercise
Joani Moberg
Aug 27, 2021
As lawyers and busy professionals, especially during a pandemic, life feels like an endless list of things we should or must do. Too often, self-care becomes another tedious and overwhelming item on that list. From there, we fall into a cycle of feeling too busy to care for ourselves, which in turn makes life feel more stressful and we are less likely to care for ourselves even when that is what we need most. It’s an endless and toxic cycle.
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Spirituality and Well-Being
Lisa Buck
Aug 27, 2021
When we think of health, we often envision exercise and eating well (physical health) or stress reduction and therapy (mental health). But a third facet of health— spiritual— is often overlooked. Emerging research indicates that spirituality is as important to our well-being. This article explores what spirituality is and the role it plays in our lives.
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Post-traumatic Growth and Your Career
Joan Bibelhausen
Aug 27, 2021
As we ponder our work lives in the near and distant future, this article will focus on occupational well-being while recognizing that all six areas are equally important. How can you do your best thinking and best work if other aspects of your well-being are at risk?
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Stress, Drink, Leave
Patrick R. Krill
Aug 27, 2021
Warnings and Opportunities Around Lawyer Mental Health in a Post-COVID Era. With summer now behind us and many legal professionals in the process of returning to an office either full- or part-time, this is a pivotal moment that warrants pausing and thoughtfully checking in with our mental health and personal well-being
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Therapy: Being a Zealous Advocate for Yourself
Chase Andersen
Aug 27, 2021
Things aren’t that bad… I’m sure it’ll eventually get better… I’m too busy to ask for help… I don’t want to appear weak… ​I just need to power through it…
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“Overwhelm” Five Productive Principles to Overcome It
Dyan Williams
Aug 27, 2021
Whether you’re a solo lawyer or a partner at a big firm, you’re bound to experience “overwhelm.” It’s the feeling of not being able to manage the depth, breadth, and complexity of your situation. You feel buried with work, overloaded with responsibilities, and saddled with deadlines.
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Managing Our Relationship with Time
Shaun G. Jamison
Aug 27, 2021
Do you feel like you do not have enough time for your personal and professional growth? Are you frustrated with time? Angry about waiting? Feel like everyone’s wasting your time? Is your response to anything new, “Who has time for that?” You are not alone. In this busy, stressed out, and overloaded world, even your stress has stress and it is especially true for lawyers.
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What’s On Your Wall?
Jul 13, 2021
The art we choose for our walls can say a lot about us. During quarantine, many of us turned areas of our living spaces into makeshift workplaces. Here, several attorneys share the artwork they’ve chosen to personalize where they work—be that in an office or at home—and why that art has significance to them.
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10 Questions: Traci Bransford
Jun 29, 2021
Stinson partner Traci Bransford answers 10 questions about her practice and life.
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Art Gallery
Jun 25, 2021
For the Art, Literature, and the Law issue, we wanted to highlight the creative side of our HCBA members.
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REQUIEM: 9 MINUTES 29 SECONDS
Leslie Kimes
Jun 25, 2021
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Mothers
Areti Georgopoulos
Jun 25, 2021
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The First Day of Law School
Carolyn Wolski
Jun 25, 2021
The first day of the first year of law school. I didn’t expect it to be so confidence-shaking.
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A Breeze Along the River
Ian Taylor, Jr.
Jun 25, 2021
Diamond was determined to speak to her brother, Prince, alone. He was guarded when their family asked why he decided to enroll in community college two years after dropping out of University and she wanted to learn more. An early morning walk was the only way they could talk without interruption. Prince agreed.
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Clinical Trial: An ALS Memoir of Science, Hope and Love
Robert K. Ranum
Jun 25, 2021
After I was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, I began writing a memoir to tell my story. I may be the luckiest ALS patient alive, if you can call someone lucky with a disease that generally causes death three to five years after diagnosis.
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Ethics: Antacid, Anyone?
Eric T. Cooperstein
Jun 25, 2021
In this month's Ethics column, Eric T. Cooperstein talks about the importance of trusting your "gut" when reviewing potential problem clients.
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HCBF Grantee Spotlight: Rainbow Health
Jun 25, 2021
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Professional Development: Originals
Lisa Buck
Jun 25, 2021
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Inside View: Art is Blooming
Will Ashenmacher
Jun 25, 2021
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President's Page: Navigating & Celebrating
Esteban Rivera
Jun 25, 2021
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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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Members: Sign up for new Tri-Bar CLE Planning Group
Nov 16, 2021
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