Baton Rouge, Louisiana
As a member of the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, you will join with local judges and lawyers dedicated to restoring the nobility and ideals of the legal profession in an informal, entertaining, and practical way.
Membership in the Dean Henry George McMahon Inn Provides:
- CLE Credit - Receive CLE credit for each Chapter meeting you attend, plus at least three (3) hours of CLE credit for your team presentation!
- Professional Growth - Benefit from skills development, exchange of concepts, ideas and techniques, as well as fostering the ideals of civility and camaraderie.
- Mentoring - Gain the benefits of teaching young lawyers as well as learning from the experience of the bench and bar.
- Networking - Meet with local members of the bench and bar in a relaxing and informal setting.
For more information about our Inn, please choose one of the pages below or one of the links to the left.
History of the Dean Henry George McMahon Inn of Court
The Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court was officially created when its charter (No. 71) was granted by the American Inns of Court Foundation on June 2, 1989 at the fifth annual meeting of the American Inns of Court.
The founding members of the Inn were The Honorable Judge John V. Parker, Frank W. Middleton, Jr., Robert J. Vandaworker, and James A. George. Judge Parker served as the first President of the Inn.
In 2007, the Inn was recognized with the Circle of Excellence Award. Only 8 of 373 Inns received this distinction in 2007.
Objectives of the Dean Henry George McMahon Inn
The objectives of the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, according to its Charter, are as follows:
- To establish a society of judges, lawyers, legal educators, law students, and others, to promote excellence in legal advocacy in accordance with the Professional Creed of the American Inns of Court;
- To foster a greater understanding of and appreciation for the adversary system of dispute resolution in American law, with particular emphasis on ethics, civility, professionalism, and legal skills;
- To provide significant educational experiences that will improve and enhance the abilities of lawyers as counselors and advocates and of judges as adjudicators and judicial administrators;
- To promote interaction and collegiality among all legal professionals in order to minimize misapprehensions, misconceptions, and failures of communication that obstruct the effective practice of law;
- To facilitate the development of law students, recent law school graduates, and less experienced lawyers as skilled participants in the American court system;
- To preserve and transmit ethical values from one generation of legal professionals to the next; and
- To build upon the genius and strengths of the common law and the English Inns of Court and to renew and inspire joy and zest in legal advocacy as a service worthy of constant effort and learning.