A Trial Advocacy Inn

About the Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court

Only five years after the American Inns of Court Foundation was organized by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the Worrall F. Mountain AIC chapter was formed to promote its ideals of professionalism in the bar of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties. Meeting in Morristown, the Worrall F. Mountain Inn was chartered as the 97th Inn of Court on June 1, 1990. The Honorable Peter N. Conforti, J.S.C. served as its first president, followed by the Honorable John Harper, J.S.C. in 1992 and the current president, John C. Maloney, Jr., Esq., of Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP.

The Mountain Inn is based upon a training model in which Pupils participate in a structured trial advocacy program under the guidance and tutelage of more experienced members of the bar and bench. The Inn's programs focus on civil litigation from discovery through appeal, but seek to expose its members to a broad range of issues for which a practitioner may be called upon, including municipal, criminal, chancery and matrimonial, to name a few. Led by a group of distinguished Masters, many of its Pupils have continued in the Inn as Barristers and Masters to create a constantly evolving program and membership, while retaining a core of expertise and feeling of camaraderie. Upon occasion, the Inn's program will feature a lecturer having special expertise or show and discuss a video, examine and cross-examine actual experts, or stage appellate arguments before appellate court judges.

Over the years, the Mountain Inn has had the honor of the membership of approximately 15 Superior Court judges. Currently, it boasts about 46 active members, including two Superior Court judges. The Inn meets on every fourth Monday each month, except July and August, and guests are welcome.

Since its inception, the Mountain Inn gained prominence throughout the American Inns of Court movement. It has the distinction of electing two successive Pupil Trustees and Mr. Maloney as the Third-Circuit Trustee to the National Board of Directors and has been consistently represented at the AIC National Leadership Conferences for a number of years. It especially encourages its Pupils to attend regional and national programs by sponsoring one or more members annually.

If you would like information about joining the Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court, please contact:
John C. Maloney, Jr., Esq.
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP
One Penn Plaza
Ste. 4430
New York, NY  10119
Direct Dial: +1 (212) 899-9834

Worrall F. Mountain Inn Membership Information

MEETINGS The Inn holds its general meetings on the fourth Monday each month. The Inn provides dinner following the general meetings at various Morristown restaurants where members enjoy great food and conversation.

DUES Dues are $350 for members admitted to practice law more than 5 years; $250 for members admitted to practice less than 5 years; $150 for law clerks. Scholarships are available.

CLE CREDIT Eligible Inn members receive New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Certified Civil and/or Criminal Trial Attorney continuing legal education credits for their participation.

OTHER BENEFITS As a member of the Inn, you will also receive the AIC publication, The Bencher, and will be eligible for other benefits and privileges offered by the AIC.