Dear Members of the Judge Henry Woods American Inn of Court,

On behalf of the Executive Committee, welcome to the start of the 2021-2022 Inn year!

I want to begin by commending our immediate Past President, David Sterling, for his leadership as we forged a new path this last year. Thank you as well to each of you for your patience, perseverance, and cooperative spirit. While things were anything but typical, we met the challenge! Although the Executive Board originally hoped we could return to 100% in-person monthly meetings this fall, we have made the difficult decision to once again pivot to an alternative plan for the continued health and safety of our members and their families. Consequently, we will have our first meeting tonight outdoors at the Railyard. Thereafter, our October and November meetings will be virtual. In December, we will plan our annual holiday event at the Governor’s Mansion. Our theme for the year of “Back to the Future: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same,” and Counselor Brent Eubanks is working with this year’s program chairs to develop interesting and timely individual meeting topics within that theme for CLE credit.

The American Inns of Court brings together a variety of legal professionals—distinguished state and federal court judges, both new and seasoned attorneys from diverse practice areas, engaging and enterprising law students—all who share a common passion for promoting excellence within our profession. Through regular meetings, Inn members build and strengthen professional relationships, discuss the pressing legal issues of the day, share experiences and advice, provide mentoring opportunities, and advance the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and civility. I’m proud to announce that our Inn has once again achieved Platinum Status in the Achieving Excellence Program (this is our eighth year in a row!), and I am confident that our chapter will continue to serve with distinction in accomplishing the mission of the American Inns of Court.

The success of our Inn, however, is largely dependent on you, our members. Whether you attend in person or virtual this year, I invite you to actively connect with other members and fully take advantage of the benefits of Inn membership. I have listed below the current members of our Executive Board, and I encourage you to reach out to any of us with questions, concerns, or ideas.

  • President – April Golden
  • Counselor – Brent Eubanks
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Robert Tellez
  • Past President – David Sterling
  • Board Member – Honorable Mike Reif
  • Board Member – Teresa Wineland
  • Board Member – Robert Tellez
  • Board Member – Honorable Joe Volpe
  • Board Member – Honorable John Dan Kemp
  • Board Member – Stacy Williams
  • Inn Administrator – Jennifer Davis

Sincerely,

April Golden