Barristers Inn

The Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn


The Bar Association of Lehigh County is proud to announce the opening of the 2016-2017 season of The Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inn, an organization consisting of Lehigh Valley lawyers and Pennsylvania Judges dedicated to the development of outstanding lawyers who meet the highest ethical standards.  We welcome the return of our more than 100 past members and invite those who have never been a part of the Inn to join us this season.


For more information, please contact Barristers’ Inn President, Michele A. Varricchio.   You may contact her by email at


Meeting on Wednesday, 4/19/17:

Members of the Barristers’ Inn and Guests,

As always, the Inn is ever grateful to the Honorable William H. Platt.  Don’t miss the informative and engaging presentation that he has assembled in conjunction with Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Esquire, Team Chair, and Team III.  You will hear from a panel of sitting appellate jurists and experienced appellate practitioners.


The Hon. Sallie Updyke Mundy, PA Supreme Court Justice

The Hon. Jacqueline O. Shogan, PA Superior Court Judge

The Hon. William H. Plat, Senior Jude of the PA Superior Court

Nancy Conrad, Esq. and Scot Withers, Esq.

Please RSVP with Nancy Devers to reserve your seat.  Nancy Devers  Doors open at 5:30 PM and the program begins at 6:00 PM

The program will include: an overview of the best practices, the statutory and procedural requirements for perfecting an appeal and effectively presenting and arguing cases on appeal; the Rules of Appellate Procedure and Internal Operating participants in the process; requisites of an appealable order; preserving issues for appeal; the importance of narrowing those issues; writing procedurally correct and persuasive briefs; effective argument techniques; the importance of the scope and standards of review.