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2017 Bar Benefit

When: Thursday, March 2
5:00 to 8:00 PM. (The awards presentation begins right at 5:00)
Where: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Sheila Johnson

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Online/Advance registration is closed. 
Same-Day/Walk-in tickets are available at the event for $80 each.


Join us for our annual fundraising gala benefiting the Hennepin County Bar Foundation -- the charitable giving arm of the HCBA.

Funds raised from this event support the HCBF, which makes grants to local legal nonprofit organizations whose programs support equal access to justice for Hennepin County residents.

Funds raised from the Bar Benefit's silent auction support the Volunteer Lawyers Network.


5:00 PM: Presentation of the Pro Bono Publico Awards to Cathy Haukedahl (Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid), Jonathan Bye (Lindquist & Vennum), and Lindsay Davis (Minnesota State Bar Association).

5:30 PM: Ballroom opens and Silent Auction begins


Contact Sheila Johnson, or 612-752-6615, to purchase tickets by phone or for information about becoming an event underwriter.




Premium Underwriter:  $10,000

Listed in the “Hennepin Lawyer” promotion of event, full page ad in program, and up to 50 tickets to event. (December 1, 2016 deadline)


Underwriter:  $7,500

Listed in the “Hennepin Lawyer” promotion of event, name/logo in program and up to 35 tickets to event. (December 1, 2016 deadline)


Partner*:         $5,000 (up to 30 tickets)

Patron*            $3,500 (up to 20 tickets)

Benefactor*    $2,000 (up to 15 tickets)

Contributor*:  $1,000 (up to 8 tickets)

Provider*:       $500-$999 (up to 5 tickets)

Builder*           $250-$499 (up to 3 tickets)

Associate*:     $150-$249 (up to 2 tickets)

Friend*:          $100-$149 (one ticket)

                            *Listed in event program. (February 13, 2017 deadline)


Individual Ticket: $65.                        
Student/New Lawyer Ticket $50 (New Lawyers, call 612-752-6615 for discount ticket)

Day of Event/Ticket at Door: $80.


Cash Bar.


Any amount paid over $50 per ticket is tax deductible.