Bar Benefit: Join Us March 11 for the HCBF's Annual Fundraising Gala
Be a part of the Hennepin County
Bar Foundation's 34th annual Bar Benefit -- the legal community's
gala night of fun and fundraising. The Bar Benefit takes place Tuesday, March 11, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center (note new location). The
festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss out biggest event of the year, including:
• Presentation of the Pro Bono Publico Awards
• Silent auction with over 100 items
• Amazing hors d’oeuvres
• Networking with the bench and bar.
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Announcement of Open HCBA Leadership Positions for 2014-15
HCBA members are encouraged to apply for officer and director positions within the association. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2014. Positions include:
by HCBA President Eric Cooperstein
March 2014 President's Column
The peculiar calculus for publishing a weekly college newspaper in the early 1980s somehow required the staffers to pull an all-nighter every Thursday to get the paper out by Friday afternoon. We would roll in to the newspaper office sometime after dinner to edit, proofread, and lay out the paper. Inevitably, the typesetter would get backed up and there would be a lull, a perfect time for a couple of us to make a late-night run to the Sangertown Mall for some munchies to get through the rest of the night. Read More >>
Presented annually by the HCBA Diversity Committee, these awards recognize an outstanding commitment towards increasing diversity in the legal profession. The awards are intended to recognize the substantial and long-term contributions of a legal employer, an attorney, and a non-attorney to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion, civil rights, civil liberties, or human rights in the legal profession. Nominations for 2014 Awards are due by April 1, 2014.
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Open Call for Submissions for the next HCBA Attorney-Art Exhibit
The Art and the Bar Committee invites all HCBA members to submit original artwork to be considered for its next exhibit, entitled "Close to Nature's Heart". The exhibit period will run from April 15 to May 30. This is a juried exhibit. Works in all media are welcome as long as they incorporate the theme and comply with size and weight restrictions. Works should be no larger than 20" x 30" x 2" (framed or unframed). Artworks can weigh no more than 8 pounds, including framing materials. To apply, submit an image of your work(s) by March 21 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each artist may submit up to two images for consideration.
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