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Law Library Orientations

The HCBA and the Hennepin County Law Library will be hosting an orientation program to acquaint your firm's summer associates with the Law Library and the services it provides. The program, which includes a tour and refreshments, will be offered on four dates. There is no charge, but we appreciate pre-registration to help plan for refreshments. 
Available dates include:
 -  Thursday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m.
 -  Friday, May 29, at 8:30 a.m.
 -  Wednesday, June 3, at 8:30 a.m.
 -  Tuesday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m.
Additional information and reservation are available online at

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 >>

Membership Social: June 17
Inviting  all members--from new lawyers to our most experienced attorneys.  Join us and join in the fun at our summer social. Expand your network. Catch up with colleagues!. Come meet, mix and mingle on Crowne Plaza’s 8th floor Skygarden patio.

HCBA members, enjoy free appetizers and a drink. Members: Attend for free. Non-members: $10 at the door. We'll see you there! 
Wednesday, June 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Crowne Plaza, 8th Floor Skygarden.
618 Second Ave S. Downtown Minneapolis

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The Hennepin Lawyer:
May/June 2015 Issue



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