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Apply by May 15 for Bar Foundation Board Positions

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 current Hennepin County Bar Association members. Applications for this year's openings are due by May 15, 2015.
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Members: Show Us Your Artistic Side!
Open Call for Submissions for the Next Attorney-Art Exhibit

 
The Art and the Bar Committee invites HCBA members to submit original artwork to be considered for its next exhibit at the bar association office. The theme is: "We Have a Dream."  Deadline for submissions is May 8. 
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From Your President: The Politicization of Our Judicial Elections

Ironic, to say the least. In 1857, our state’s founding fathers included judicial elections in the Minnesota Constitution in order to—get this—keep "politics” out of our judiciary. Their long-ago thought was that, if judicial appointments were left solely to the discretion of partisan governors, the governors would appoint unqualified, and likely biased, political cronies. Even when they gave the governor a dose of appointment authority, the founders still required that those appointees be either re-elected or un-elected—again, in order to keep "politics” out of the judiciary. Fast forward, "politics” is doing a lot more these days than climbing Minnesota’s courthouse steps and knocking at the courtroom door. My view? We are presently in the midst of the calm before storm; the quiet of the hurricane’s eye. We needn’t look any further than Iowa, Wisconsin, or Montana to sense that. Hence, this column, with a few thoughts and some modest proposals.  Read More >>

HCBA Annual Meeting and
Awards Luncheon:
May 27 at LOEWS Hotel

Join us for the 96th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon -- where the legal community comes together.  We will celebrate the HCBA, recognize bar leadership, the Bar Foundation and Volunteer Lawyers Network, and shine a spotlight on this year's award recipients.  At the luncheon, HCBA President Thomas Nelson will pass the ceremonial leadership gavel to Kim Lowe, whose term begins July 1.
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The Hennepin Lawyer:
May/June 2015 Issue

 

 

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