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Next Meeting, Monday, December 18, 2023
at 12 Noon.

Meetings are at 12:00 Noon, pre-pandemic held at Marina Jack Restaurant,  located at 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota — on the beautiful Sarasota bayfront, one traffic light south of the John Ringling Causeway just west of US 41 (Bayshore Drive).  We’re upstairs in the spectacular Bayfront Room.  Valet Parking is available ($1 per car plus gratuity if desired). 


We are returning to in-person meetings!

December Speaker:

Judge Jon O. Newman

Jon O. Newman is a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He assumed senior status in 1997. At the time of his appointment in 1979, he was a United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut. Judge Newman was Chief Judge from 1993 to 1997.


Judge Newman received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1953 and his LL.B. degree from Yale Law School in 1956.


Judge Newman served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1954 until 1962. Following his graduation from law school, he was a law clerk for Judge George T. Washington of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1957 to 1958, he was senior law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court. Judge Newman returned to Connecticut in 1958 to engage in private law practice in Hartford. In 1960, he was appointed Special Counsel to Governor Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut. The next year he became Executive Assistant to Mr. Ribicoff in the latter's new position as U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1963, after Secretary Ribicoff had been elected United States Senator from Connecticut, Judge Newman became his Administrative Assistant. From 1964 until 1969, Judge Newman was the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He returned to private law practice in Hartford in 1969, at which he remained until taking up service in 1971 as a United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut.


He is married to Ann Z. Leventhal and has three children and two grandchildren.

We welcome local or visiting retired attorneys who are interested in learning more about our organization. However, advance reservations are required.


You may contact us using the form below or email us at:

Call our President, Judith Starr directly at 703-472-5783.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

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At our January 27, 2022 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Gerald J. (Jack) Robinson and David E. Morrill presented a lively, enlightening debate exploring "Can Union Dues Be Unconstitutional Compelled Speech?" (revisiting U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association).  Their program was enjoyed by more than 65 members and their guests.
In the photo left to right: Jack Robinson, former
ARAS President Bernie Ehrlich, and David Morrill.

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At our February 24, 2022 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Chief 12th Circuit Judge Charles E. Williams spoke to a packed house on "A View from the Bench: Updates, Reflections and Observations."

At our March 31, 2022 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Dr. Jan Schneider spoke to another packed house on
"Federal Benefits for the Aged
and Others in Need."

At our October 27 luncheon meeting,
Dr. Robert Barylski spoke on "Vladimir Putin: Making Russia Great Again."

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