The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court

Inns logoWelcome to the 2017-2018 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 13

·       Thursday, October 12

·       Wednesday, November 15

·       Tuesday, December 19

·       Thursday, January 11

·       Monday, February 12

·       Thursday, March 8

·       Tuesday, April 24

John M. Hauser III, President
Joyce Novotny-Prettiman, Vice President
Allison Thiel, Secretary
John M. Ranker, Treasurer
Michael J. Stewart, Past President

Executive Committee Members:
James T. Boggs

Charles J. Dangelo
Richard H. Galloway
William J. McCabe

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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