Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court.
Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school.
He joined the Supreme Court in 2000 after serving on the Richmond Circuit Court and the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Before being appointed to the bench, he was a partner in the predecessor of DurretteBradshaw PLC and had served as assistant dean and assistant professor of law at the University of Virginia.
While on the bench, he has held faculty positions at the University of Richmond and Washington and Lee University law schools.
In 2008, he was named an honorary Master of the Bench by the Middle Temple of London as a result of his efforts in promoting the Temple’s efforts in establishing the rule of law and its role in the settlement of Jamestown.
The American Inns of Court has almost 28,000 judges, lawyers, law professor and law student in about 360 chapters. It is based in Alexandria.