April 13, 2021
The Inn’s April Meeting began with a much anticipated updated regarding the Superior Court’s Reopening Plan, which was provided by the Honorable Paul Wallace.
January 12, 2021
The first meeting of 2021 included a presentation from guest speakers Patricia Schwartz, Esq. and the Honorable Francis Jones on professionalism and ethics when participating in virtual court proceedings and when working remotely.
Orientation for new members also took place virtually for the first time in the Inn’s history. New members were treated to a program by the Mentorship Committee as well as a greeting and history of the Inns of Court from namesake, Justice Randy Holland.
December 9, 2020
The Inn held a virtual happy hour. Members participated in a contest trying to match Delaware Judges and Justices with their respective baby pictures. The event also included small breakout groups where members could discuss the challenges of working from home during quarantine.
October 13, 2020
Julie Pezzner, Inn of Court President and avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, pumps up the Inn Members ahead of a WebEx training session for virtual Industrial Accident Board workers’ compensation hearings.
September 8, 2020
At the September 2020 meeting, the Inn recognized Resident Judge, the Honorable Richard Cooch's retirement and presented him with an original sketch by Mark Vavala, Esq. of the Delaware State Bar Association and a Mushroom Torte.
Judge Cooch was and is an adamant supporter of the Inn and served on the Inn's Performance Committee for six years.
The Inn is thrilled that Judge Cooch is continuing his membership!
August 10, 2019
Past and present members of the Executive Committee, their families, and Ilona and Justice Holland met in Rehoboth Beach for the second annual Funland excursion. This wonderful tradition continues to forge personal bonds between Inn leaders and new Executive Committee members.
July 16, 2019
Holland Inn members and their families at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Practice Facility with the Super Bowl LII Vince Lombardi Trophy and NFC Championship Trophy. As part of our excursions to augment comradery among members, Holland Inn members and their families had the unique opportunity to experience a tour of the NovaCare Practice Facility and to celebrate the memories of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl and of past seasons. Go Birds!
May 14, 2018
On May 14, 2018 Delaware Law School held a cermony unveiling the area in the law library which will prominently display the bust of Justice Holland previously gifted to Justice Holland by the Inn.
November/ December 2017
An article by Inn President Gary Baker entitled "Train Up a Child" was published in the Woldwide Connections issue of The Bencher. A link to the article can be found here.
September/October 2017 Bencher Article
An article by Inn President Gary Baker, and co-authored by John Elzufon, entitled "Good Things Come in Small Packages" was published in the Solo/Small Firm Practice issue of The Bencher. A link to the article can be found here.
May 22, 2017
Members of the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation AIC attended an admission ceremony at the United States Supreme Court. After announcement by the Court of three decisions from the bench, twenty of the Inn's members were moved for admission to the Supreme Court's bar. The members were admitted on motion of the Inn's namesake, Justice Randy J. Holland. Justice Holland recently retired from the Delaware Supreme Court after more than thirty years of service. After the admission ceremony the Inn members were greeted by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who congratulated the members on their admission to the Court's bar and on the progress of the Randy J. Holland AIC.
Industrial Accident Board Member and Inn Member, Marilyn J. Doto retires from the Board.
Former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, The Honorable Myron Steele presented at the Inn's January Meeting, speaking on the Importance of Civility.
The Inn sold over 500 cookbooks (Supreme Cuisine: A Collection of Our Most Appealing Recipes) in 2 weeks (selling out). The Inn donated $5,000.00 in funds raised to create a Delaware chapter of Kids Chance America, a national program for the benefit of children of workers catastrophically injured or killed as a result of workplace accidents. The financial hardship created by the death or serious injury of a parent can make it difficult for deserving children to pursue their educational and vocational goals. Kids Chance steps in to assist these families via scholarships to enable their children to attend college.
Members of Kids Chance America, including a scholarship recipient spoke at the Inn's January Meeting.
Former Inn President, Matthew Fogg, Esq. is honored and appointed Chair of the Program Awards Committee for the AIC.
The Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court completed its community cookbook for its 2016/2017 public service project. The book is titled Supreme Cuisine: A Collection of Our Most Appealing Recipes. The cookbook contains approximately 594 recipes from the Bench, Bar and the Industrial Accident Board, with approximately 90 amateur chefs participating.
Justice Randy J. Holland presenting Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the inaugural copy of the Holland Inn cookbook - Supreme Cuisine……A Collection of Our Most Appealing Recipes.
The Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court was awarded Platinum Status for a 3rd Consecutive Year
11/8/2016 (Anthony Delcollo, Esq. elected Senator)
Holland Inn Member, Anthony Delcollo, Esq. has been elected to represent the State of Delaware as Senator for District 7.
November/December 2016 Bencher Article
Holland Inn Member, Kristen S. Swift, Esq. published an article in the Bencher titled Mother Lawyer: A Perspective on Work/Life Balance. Please click here to read the article.
7/20/2016 (Inn Acheives Platinum Status for 2015-16)
The Randy J. Holland Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court has been awarded the Achieving Excellence Platinum designation for the 2015-2016 Inn year. Director of Chapter Relations, Christina Hartle, will visit the Inn later this year to present the Inn with our second Platinum Certificate.
4/1/2016 (American Inns of Court Leadership Summit)
Members of the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court participated alongside leaders from five different Delaware Inns in a leadership summit conducted by Christina Hartle, Current Director of Chapter Relations for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Present for this Inn were: Gary Baker (Vice President), Michael Owen (Member of Hospitality Committee), Danielle Yearick (Chair of Program Committee), and Andy Carmine (Chair of Performance Committee).
11/11/2015 (Platinum Status Presentation)
The November 2015 meeting began on a celebratory note, as the Inn was officially presented with Platinum Status designation.
The ceremony began with remarks by the Inn's current Director of Chapter Relations, Christina Hartle, who also introduced The Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, of the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Judge Ambro congratulated the Inn and reminisced of his own days as an attorney practicing workers' compensation law.
Ernest J. Barrens, the Inn's first Director of Chapter Relations, conducted the pinning ceremony, presenting members of Inn's Executive Board and each Committee Member with pins connoting platinum status.
The Inn's Vice President and founding member, H. Garret Baker presented the Inn's namesake, Justice Randy J. Holland with his own pin. Both Gary and Justice Holland spoke of the Inn's great achievements and encouraged the Inn Members to continue their hard work to ensure the Inn's future is as bright as its inception.
Christina Hartle, Current Director of Chapter Relations
The Honorable Thomas L. Ambro
Ernest J. Barrens, the Inn's first Director of Chapter Relations
The Executive Committee & Performance Committee
The Committee Chairs
Judge Ambro & Justice Holland
The September/October 2015 edition of The Bencher features an article entitled "Blazing the Trail-Delawareans Instrumental in the Development of the American Inns of Court" written by Gary Baker.
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Officers of the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court, including Inn namesake, Justice Holland and his law clerks, traveled to Washington D.C. to attend oral argument at the United States Supreme Court. The case of McFadden v. United States addressed the mens rea element for a criminal offense under the Controlled Substance Analogue Act. The issue was whether the government must show that the defendant knew the substance was illegal under the specific CSA Act or simply that it was illegal generally. The debate was spirited with eight of the nine Justices offering comments and posing difficult questions.
Following oral argument, the group was invited to meet with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her chambers. Justice Ginsburg graciously welcomed questions and discussed topics ranging from her experiences on the Court to her love for opera.
The Inn Officers are forever grateful to Justice Holland and Justice Ginsburg for generously providing a truly unique and special experience.
The March/April edition of The Bencher magazine features an excellent article entitled "Let the Circle be Unbroken" authored by our very own Gary Baker and Yvonne Takvorian-Saville.
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An article by Inn President Gary Baker, and co-authored by John Elzufon, entitled "Good Things Come in Small Packages" was published in the Solo/Small Firm Practice issue of The Bencher. A link to the article can be found