Signature Events

HCBA programming brings the local legal community together. Whether its a one-hour CLE seminar, a training series, a member networking social, or other event.  
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Signature HCBA Continuing Legal Education and trainings.

More value-added. More local. More conversational. More connected.

  • HCBA's signature CLEs, held throughout the year, are typically free for HCBA members to attend, or have discounted registration for members. And some are exclusive to members.
  • As a regionally-based bar, we're focused on the local perspective on law-related issues and on the 4th District courts.
  • The knowledge and perspectives of attendees are valued and actively sought out.
  • Taking CLEs from the HCBA allows you to grow your knowledge at the same time that you grow your connection to the local legal community.

In addition to one-hour or half-day signature CLE programs, HCBA also offers two regular training series, held in alternating years:

Leaders in the Nonprofit Community (LINC) program / CLE series

Many attorneys are called to serve nonprofit organizations as volunteer leaders . The LINC program is focused on the knowledge and skills needed, and the unique challenges lawyers face, in nonprofit governance. LINC is setup as a multi-session cohort program, where participants achieve the designation of LINC Program Graduate.

The Institute for Leadership in the Legal Profession

Reorganizations, succession planning, attracting and keeping talent, evolving your organization's culture, crafting a vision and leading in times of change. These are just some of the topics covered in the Institute for Leadership in the Legal Profession (formerly known as the Law Firm Leadership Program), offered every other calendar year. Designed by lawyers for lawyers, this innovative multi-session CLE series can help you achieve the next leadership level in your legal career and prepare you to lead now and in the years ahead. Designed for attorneys at any legal organization, practice setting or firm size. Learn more at

View upcoming CLE programs.


HCBA socials and annual events

Social connection with other lawyers, the 4th District bench, and others in the local legal community is good for your practice, your career, and your well-being.

"Local" matters when it comes to social connection. Because the HCBA is a locally-based bar association, the people you talk with at an HCBA social or event are in your same workplace neighborhood, your home neighborhood, or both.

The HCBA is an interwoven community that ties your profession to the people and places that make this place your home. By participating in HCBA socials and events, you help keep this community strong. Not only do events provide an opportunity for you to reconnect with colleagues and classmates -- and to meet new people, too -- several of these events also raise funds for the Hennepin County Bar Foundation.

View the HCBA Calendar for details.

Look out for these events on the HCBA calendar:

All-Membership Socials
Annual Meeting (June)
Bar Benefit (May)
Bar Memorial (Spring)
Charity Golf Classic (October)
Judges Social (October)
New Lawyers Section socials (throughout the year) 
Substantive Law Section socials (throughout the year) 

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