Celebrating 30 Years of Banyard Inn of Court

On January 25, 2017, Tom Cummings and Malcolm Lusby participated in a panel at the Robert Banyard Inn of Court, honoring the 30 year history of the Inn.  The Inn was founded in 1986 by many prominent lawyers and judges in Orange County. The purpose of the Inn is to provide mentoring for young lawyers concerning their legal skills, as well as, professional integrity and civility. It is composed of attorneys who specialize in almost all different areas of the practice of law.  The Inn has a limited membership,  and new members must be invited to join. The Inn provides opportunities at monthly dinner meetings for young lawyers to interact  with those members of the bar and bench, and to observe and take part in educational programs.  Past presidents of the Inn took part in the program including two Appellate Court justices and four Superior Court judges.  Tom Cummings, who was the chairman for the program,  provided a history of some of the founding members of the Inn, all of whom were dedicated to the concept of experienced lawyers and judges assisting young lawyers gain education and experience. Malcolm Lusby, a member of the London Gray’s Inn of Court, provided the members with information on how the original English Inns function.  The justices and judges in attendance each provided comments concerning their respective times as president of the Inn, and reminded those in attendance of the many very prominent Orange County attorneys who have been members of the Inn over the years.  The program was well received by all in attendance, and was particularly informative to those attendees who were not part of the 1986 group of founding attorneys.