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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. 
New to the Bench: Judge Keala Ede
Jan 27, 2023
Learn more about Judge Keala C. Ede, who was appointed to the Fourth Judicial District Bench in March of 2022.
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Profiles in Practice: Lauren Clements
Nick Hansen
Jan 18, 2023
In our latest Profiles in Practice, Lauren Clements shares her journey from growing up to South Dakota to discovering her passion for employment law, and becoming an advocate for attorneys with disabilities.
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Profiles in Practice: Nyajuok Deng
Lani Rodgers
Jan 10, 2023
Nyajuok Deng, an attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, has remained focused on the ‘why’ in her career. Through a variety of professional and educational experiences, Deng’s passion for justice and the law has only grown. These experiences have included working for the Department of Justice, a trip to Nepal, and meeting a Supreme Court Justice. Read about how Deng has kept grounded in her worldly law career.
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President's Page: Supporting Others in 2023
Landon Ascheman
Jan 03, 2023
To start 2023, HCBA President Landon Ascheman asks members to reflect on who has supported you in your life and career, and how to pay that forward.
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Profiles in Practice: Dee Baskin
Jan 03, 2023
Dee Baskin has always been passionate about public service. As executive director of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, Baskin supports the work of public attorneys by helping to ease their debt burden. Read about Baskin's background and why she chose to pursue helping others in her legal career.
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Profiles in Practice: Tom Pack
Jennifer Dailey
Dec 20, 2022
Tom Pack didn't come from a family of lawyers, but he was inspired by his father to pursue a legal career. Read about Pack's journey from Oklahoma, to Washington D.C., to practicing in Minnesota and making his mark on the legal community here in the Minneapolis.
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10 Questions: Sherry Roberg-Perez, Ph. D.
Dec 13, 2022
Sherry Roberg-Perez, Ph. D., of Robins Kaplan, answers 10 Questions about her journey from science to the law, her pro bono work, and what she likes to do outside of her work.
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Profiles in Practice: Calandra Revering
Claire Bruner-Wiltse
Dec 13, 2022
Calandra Revering, a solo practitioner, shares her motivation to keep fighting for justice and reconcile wrongs in her community.
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Profiles in Practice: Isabella Salomão Nascimento
Will Ashenmacher
Dec 06, 2022
Isabella Salomão Nascimento of Ballard Spahr shares about practicing in media law. Coming from the nonprofit world, Nascimento shares what inspired her to move to private practice. She also discusses litigating high-profile cases, the importance of mentorship, and how the legal world can better support working parents.
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President's Page: We are All Human
Landon Ascheman
Dec 06, 2022
HCBA President Landon Ascheman shares his hope that the members of the legal profession can support one another in the face of mental health issues, much like people have supported one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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10 Questions: Jason Tarasek
Jason Tarasek
Nov 29, 2022
Attorney Jason Tarasek answers 10 Questions about his cannabis law practice, working in two very different areas of law, his workday routine, and what keeps him energized outside of the law.
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Profiles in Practice: Kevin Green
Will Ashenmacher
Nov 29, 2022
As part of our Profiles in Practice series, Kevin Green shares what brought him to law school. As a 3L at the University of St. Thomas, he's involved in numerous organizations working to improve the profession for lawyers and law students from diverse backgrounds. He also shares about why connecting with colleagues is so important, and his future career plans.
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Profiles in Practice: Gloria Contreras Edin
Bethany Maski
Nov 16, 2022
Gloria Contreras Edin shares her journey from East Los Angeles to rural Minnesota. Contreras Edin did not even consider attending law school until she witnessed the struggles of Spanish-speaking immigrants in her small town. Now, as the founder and owner of her own firm, she has helped thousands of clients on immigration matters, with a special focus on those who identify as LGTBQIA.
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Glaring Holes in the New Brady Policy for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Abigail Cerra, Paul Ostrow
Nov 09, 2022
Abigail Cerra and Paul Ostrow provide a follow-up to their June article, Brady v. Maryland and Constitutional Imperative of Procedural Justice. They look over the recently released memo from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and how it doesn't go far enough in ensuring procedural justice.
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Profiles in Practice: Jesse Dong
Nora Huxtable
Nov 08, 2022
Jesse Dong, a managing attorney at the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office, kicks off our 2022 Profiles in Practice series. Dong talks about growing up in an immigrant family, starting his career in teaching, and why he believes public defense work is so vital.
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President's Page: We Don't Talk About Pro Bono
Landon Ascheman
Nov 01, 2022
HCBA President shares why it's not only important to talk about pro bono, but to do it as well. He provides some tips, advice, and motivation for giving back.
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Three Tips for Conversations to Have with Your Client Before Commencing a Divorce
Lauren Schnobrich
Oct 25, 2022
Attorney Lauren Schnobrich provides three tips for conversations to have with a client before commencing a divorce.
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Tech of the Times: How the Tech Changes Brought About by the Pandemic Impacted Access to Justice
J Singleton
Oct 18, 2022
J Singleton, the program manager of Legal Services State Support, examines how rapid technological changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted access to justice.
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Ethics: A Short History of Lawyers’ Technological Challenges
Eric T. Cooperstein
Oct 11, 2022
Are you confused about what 'technologically competent" means to you as a lawyer? In his latest Ethics column, Eric Cooperstein provides a roadmap to where you should start.
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From Lawyer to Leader: Start Your Journey
Oct 10, 2022
The HCBA's Institute for Leadership in the Legal Profession has been equipping leaders to lead for nearly a decade. Join us for the next session in early next year.
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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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Changes to HCBA Sections and Introducing New Signature Programs
May 04, 2022
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