Each year, the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) recognizes three attorneys who have made a significant contribution through pro bono service. The Pro Bono Publico awards are presented to lawyers in recognition of the time, knowledge, and devotion given in service to the community. Recipients of the 2017 awards are attorneys Cathy Haukedahl, Lindsay Davis, and Jonathan Bye. They will be honored at the 37th annual Bar Benefit, which will take place on Thursday, March 2, at 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.
Three distinct award categories honor the dedication of pro bono services. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual for career-long pro bono work on behalf of the community, and the two Excellence Awards recognize current or recent excellence in service by individuals—one from the private sector and one from the public sector. Read the full press release from the HBCA.