September 12, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of the Inn,

Welcome to our 2016 - 2017 Program, the 23nd season of our Inn.   This year is shaping up to be both engaging and educational for our members and guests.

This year we continue to center our program on our mission statement: Promote Legal Excellence, Civility, Professionalism, and Ethics among members of the military and national security law bar and bench.  For 23 years, our Inn and its members have fulfilled this mission through activities, programs, relationships, and interactions with area attorneys and law students.  As we undertake an exciting and rewarding program addressing a wide range of subjects related to military, veterans, and national security law, I would particularly like to invite new attorneys and law students to our programs.   Our membership rolls are full of senior attorneys eager to share their rich experiences and commitment to excellence in the practice of law.

Because of the enduring support and careful nurturing of the Inn over these years by the foundational base of our membership-that is, our institutional members, those members who live and work in the Washington, DC area-your "JAG" Inn of Court is celebrating its 23nd year.  This is a phenomenal feat, considering the transient nature of our military membership.  I am sincerely grateful to the institutional members, who year after year pour their hearts and souls into the Inn to sustain, improve and grow our Chapter, and hopefully, thereby improving the practice of military, veterans, and national security law.  Thank you for your generous and selfless commitment.  To those considering joining, we offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement, networking, and leadership in areas of the law impacting the military, veterans and national security bench and bar.

I welcome you to Judge Advocates Association American Inn of Court.  Please do not hesitate to contact us through our website.  We look forward to serving with you this season!

Kindest Regards,

Mark Milhiser,
Chapter President