Bar Memorial, April 30:
A Special Session of District Court Remembering Attorneys Who Passed Away
Each April, the HCBA remembers, honors, and celebrates the lives of members of the profession who passed away during the previous year. This is a special opportunity for all of us to join with those who have recently lost a family member, colleague, or friend. More information >>
Congratulations to Vednita Carter, founder and executive director of Breaking Free, who was named a 2014 CNN Hero for her groundbreaking work to end sex trafficking. Established in 1996, Breaking Free's mission is to educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of abuse and commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex trafficking) and need assistance escaping the violence in their lives. Breaking Free has become one of the nation’s leading organizations for working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution.
More on Breaking Free >>
StarTribune article on CNN honor >>
Breaking Free was granted a $50,000 HCBF Cy Pres Grant in 2013 for its work helping women in Hennepin County and was also the recipient of an HCBF annual grant last year.
About the Hennepin County Bar Foundation >>
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.
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New Lawyers Section TRI-BAR Social: Join us on April 25
The HCBA New Lawyers Section is comprised of member attorneys who are 36 or younger or who passed the bar within the last 6 years. If that's you, come join us for our spring social at MASON's restaurant. Meet and mingle with New Lawyers Sections of the HCBA, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Ramsey County Bar Association. More information >>
Each year, new members can be appointed to the Foundation's Board to serve three-year terms. Board members oversee policies, fundraising, and the annual grant review process. Board members are limited to serving two consecutive three-year terms. To be eligible to serve on the HCBF Board of Directors, individuals must be members in good standing of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Applications for this year's openings are due by May 16, 2014.
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The Hennepin Lawyer