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Judge Linn Recognized for His Distinguished Service to the American Inns of Court

Circuit Judge Richard Linn received the A. Sherman Christensen Award at the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence held at the Supreme Court of the United States on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The award is given to a member of the American Inns of Court who has “provided distinguished, exceptional and significant leadership to the American Inns of Court movement.” The award was presented to Judge Linn by Dean Deanell Reece Tacha of Pepperdine University School of Law, at the ceremony which was hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Judge Linn has been a leader in the Inns of Court, as a past president of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court in Washington, DC, a member of the eponymous Richard Linn American Inn of Court in Chicago, IL, and a visiting member of the Honorable William C. Conner American Inn of Court in New York, New York. In addition, his vision and guidance have led to the formation of twelve American Inns of Court in the last five years and to the creation of the Linn Inn Alliance, which connects the now sixteen intellectual property Inns nationwide.