The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court

Inns logoWelcome to the 2013-2014 Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court!

The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court includes Westmoreland County attorneys and judges and meets at the Westmoreland Bar Association headquarters once a month during the school year.

Any attorney or judge interested in joining the local Inns of Court should contact an Inns officer or the Executive Director of the Westmoreland Bar Association.

Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court Schedule
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (Westmoreland County Community College/Dining Room in Commissioners Hall)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (note change of date)

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on each of the meeting dates for dinner, refreshments, camaraderie and education. Also, note that meetings start at 5 p.m. at WBA Headquarters.

  • William J. McCabe, President
  • Michael J. Stewart, Vice President
  • Joyce Novotny-Prettiman, Secretary
  • Diane E. Murphy, Treasurer
Executive Committee Members
  • Jack L. Bergstein
  • James T. Boggs
  • Richard H. Galloway
  • John M. Hauser, III
  • John M. Ranker

American Inn of Court

In 1980, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, former Solicitor General Rex Lee, and U.S. District Judge A. Sherman Christensen founded the first American Inn of Court. American Inns of Court modify the traditional English model of legal apprenticeship to fit the needs of the American legal system and are designed to improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar, enabling them to become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness.

The American Inn of Court promotes collegiality through regular monthly meetings attended by all members, with presentations demonstrating forensic techniques, emphasizing skill, ethics, professionalism and civility, and prompting discussion among all members.

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