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The Hennepin Lawyer
Building the Diversity Pipeline: Seeking Attorneys for Mentorships

The HCBA’s Diversity Committee is excited to announce that it has teamed with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Twin Cities to create a Lawyer Pipeline Project for inner-city youth. The Lawyer Pipeline Project (LPP) will begin as a pilot project in the form of five mentor-mentee relationships between lawyers and middle school aged youth from inner-city areas who have expressed an interest in the law or who are otherwise motivated to attend college. With...






  
Local Lawyers Visit Cuba
In October, I accompanied 31 HCBA and Minnesota State Bar Association colleagues (including HCBA Secretary Tom Nelson and Past President Sonia Miller-Van Oort) on a legal education trip to Cuba. In this article I’m going to share my overall...

Petty Misdemeanors: Minor Charges With Major Consequences
Petty misdemeanors are the lowest level of charge in our justice system. Minnesota Statute 609.02 defines “Petty misdemeanor” as “a petty offense which is prohibited by statute, which does not constitute a crime and for which a...

HCBA Hosts Middle School Debates
Over 40 middle school students filled the halls of the Minnesota Law Center on Nov. 10 for a policy debate tournament hosted by the HCBA and the Minnesota Urban Debate League. The HCBA, MSBA, VLN, and Minnesota CLE all opened up their offices for...

An Inside View: Cyber Civility
No doubt about it; litigators are tough and aggressive.  Talk to litigators and they’ll be able to share more than one story with you about opposing counsel not agreeing to a minor extension or rescheduling a deposition.  You may...

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