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Anoka County will launch a drug court

Anoka County has received  two federal grants to expand the Anoka County Veterans Treatment Court  while also launching the county’s first adult drug court program focused on reducing recidivism among nonviolent drug offenders. The county plans to open the drug ...

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On representing ‘those people’

Hennepin County District Court Judge Kevin Burke’s editorial, “Could Atticus Finch get elected?” was published in MinnPost on Oct. 11.  He discusses various attorneys throughout history who represented unpopular clients and what the consequences were to taking those cases. He ...

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Time to talk and listen

The Hennepin County Bar Association and the YWCA each will sponsor community discussions on race relations. The HCBA will sponsor “Race, Policing, and Justice: A Community Discussion on Inequalities, Issues, and Impact” on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 ...

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More good pro bono news, this time for SMRLS

pro bono word in wood type

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services will receive a 24-month $286,000 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant to advance access to legal services in rural areas by connecting low-income populations with pro bono attorneys, the federal Legal Services Corporation announced Sept. 29. ...

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Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers turns 40

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers’ 40th Anniversary Celebration will rock on November 9 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.  The keynote speaker will be Jeena Cho, author of “The Anxious Lawyer,” U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank will be master of ...

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