John Merrick Celebrates at The United States Supreme Court

–By John Merrick —

John is currently the Vice-President of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court. The Inn is named after an influential Supreme Court Justice from Virginia. The Inn is comprised of mostly lawyers and judges and is dedicated to promoting civility and professionalism. The Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn is a member of the larger (national) American Inns of Court. The Inn provided John with a golden opportunity to celebrate last weekend at the United States Supreme Court for the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence. It was an inspiring night in an amazing place. The event provided an opportunity to – in the words of Oprah Winfrey “surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” The achievements by the lawyers and judges in attendance were both incredible and motivating. The AIC’s emphasis on civility and professionalism is always worthwhile.  We are fortunate in the Richmond legal community to have several avenues for surrounding ourselves with those who we admire and seek to emulate. All lawyers should consider joining – and engaging in – The Richmond Bar Association, Lewis Powell Inn of Court, John Marshall Inn of Court, VADA, VTLA, VSB or VBA. All of these organizations provide meaningful opportunities to learn, build friendships and develop into a better lawyer.


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