The Kennedy Inn seeks diversity in membership--including the nature and size of legal practice, years of experience, and community involvement--so that our members have the benefit of varying experiences and perspectives in the practice of law. Membership requires a commitment of time and enthusiasm.

Application Process

Applications for membership are solicited beginning in March, with a deadline of May 1. An applicant must send a letter and resume to membership committee chair, Arthur G. Scotland via email ( or to

Arthur G. Scotland

 Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP.   

1415 L Street   Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814

The letter should include the applicant's reason for wanting to join the Kennedy Inn. References are not necessary but are encouraged (especially from current or former members of the Inn).

New members are selected by the end of June. We generally receive more applications than there are vacancies, but a portion of the membership rotates out each year. Thus, those who cannot be accommodated remain eligible for membership the following year if they renew their applications.