The Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court

Daniel Webster

Overview of the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court

Founded on June 11, 1993 the Daniel Webster American Inn of Court became the first chartered Inn of Court in New Hampshire. The Daniel Webster American Inn of Court was the 192nd Inn of Court nationally. The first meeting was held at the Bedford Village Inn on October 6, 1993. On May 1, 2002, the Daniel Webster American Inn of Court merged with the William Batchelder Inn of Court to form our current Inn. Currently we have approximately 64 members.

Our goal is to bring together judges, experienced lawyers, new lawyers, and law students in a social atmosphere to create professional congeniality outside of the courtroom. The DWBAIC's mission is to inspire the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring. 

The value of the Inn for its members is the opportunity to interact in a collegial atmosphere with other members of the bar, including attorneys in both public and private practice; judges of the local, state, and federal courts; and law students from our only law school, the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. Our members' professional experience levels range from those about to begin their legal careers, to those who have been in the profession for decades.

The Inn meets monthly on the first Wednesday during the October-May membership year, and all meetings include dinner after programming. Members in attendance are eligible for 60 minutes of continuing legal education (CLE) live credit per meeting.