M. Margaret McKeown, an ex-officio member of the AJS Board of Directors, was selected to receive the prestigious 2022 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit. The award was presented to her in July 2022 at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Montana.
McKeown has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since 1998.
The American Inns of Court Professionalism Awards are bestowed in participating federal circuits to a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law. Candidates for these awards are nominated through circuit-wide open nominations and selected by a panel of representatives from both the circuit and the American Inns of Court.