The Achieving Excellence program is is a tiered
achievement-based program that recognizes activities in which Inns
are already involved and builds on an Inn's successes.
Each level recognizes an Inn's progress toward mastering
effective practices in each of the five core competencies
of Inn management: Administration, Communications, Programs, Mentoring and Outreach.
All information and documentation of your Inn's eligible
activities for the 2015-2016 Achieving Excellence program should be
AExcellence@innsofcourt.org by June 30, 2016.
Please CC your Director of Chapter
Relations on your submission.
**Please note that "Submit IRS Tax Filing Status
Verification Form" will not be a requirement for the 2014-2015 AE
year and going forward. Inns will still need to confirm
their tax filing status, but it will not be a requirement of the
Achieving Excellence program.
Administration is the key to a successful Inn and with a strong
foundation in administrative procedures an Inn is well on its way
Communication on all levels is another key to running a
Monthly programs are the foundation of each Inn. Programs
provide the unique opportunity for all levels of the profession to
come together and learn from each other by focusing on practical
legal skills with an emphasis on ethics, civility, and
professionalism in the practice of law.
Mentoring, on a formal or informal basis, can be one of the most
effective tools for providing information and counsel to new
lawyers. Having a great mentor is one of the greatest gifts and
advantages an Inn can offer its members.
Outreach involves hosting, mentoring or providing activities
that promote the Inn movement in the legal community and public in
There are some additional requirements for Inns that have
mastered the core competencies of Inn administration. These
additional requirements have a national focus and encourage Inns to
keep up with past members and to plan for long-term growth.
If you have additional questions about the Achieving Excellence
program, the core competencies, achievement levels or could not
find an answer to your question online, please contact your Director of Chapter