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Program Awards

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Program Awards Winners!

The American Inns of Court Program Awards recognize exceptional programs created and presented at local Inn meetings between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The top three programs are recognized with plaques that are presented at an Inn meeting and with special lapel pins presented to each member of the pupillage team that presented the program.

Program Awards Criteria

  • Promotes or incorporates elements of the American Inns of Court mission
  • Presents information in an entertaining or captivating way
  • Poses interesting questions or challenging subjects
  • Presents legal issues in a new or creative way
  • Raises ethical questions
  • Addresses current legal issues
  • Contains complete research to support the program
  • Can be replicated by other Inns and contains a complete set of materials

By implementing each criterion, as well as addressing the educational value and quality of the research for the program into your submission, you will produce a well-rounded program and enhance your Inn's chances of earning an American Inns of Court Program Award.

Program Awards Recognition

Submitting Inn programs also earns your Inn credit in the Achieving Excellence program.

Program Award Submissions

  • Programs must be sent within sixty days of presentation to the Inn to be eligible for award consideration (Inn programs in May and June must be postmarked by June 30).
  • Submit programs via e-mail to Gina Spear.
  • Submit program via mail to: American Inns of Court Foundation, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 770, Alexandria, VA 22314.
  • Electronic submissions are preferred. Large files (such as videos or large PowerPoint presentations) can be mailed to the office.
  • Please include a complete set of materials along with a Program Submission Form [pdf].
  • Incomplete programs will not be eligible for award consideration.
  • Only programs presented between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible.


If you have any questions or problems, please contact Gina Spear by e-mail or by phone at (800) 233-3590 x105.