Fostering Excellence in Professionalism, Ethics, Civility, and Legal Skills

The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court


Mission of the American Inns of Court

  • The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills.

Goals of the American Inns of Court Foundation

  • To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court.
  • To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns.
  • To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally.
  • To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.


  • Russell T. Wong, President
  • Steven G. Spears, President-Elect
  • Marcella D. Watkins, Immediate Past-President
  • Bob McAughan, Treasurer
  • Natalie Gonzales, Secretary


  • Membership Committee: Al Riddle, Chair and Joe Grinstein, Co-chair
  • Programs Committee:  Dwayne Mason, Chair and Carol Smith, Co-chair
  • Mentoring Committee:  Karthika Perumal, Chair
  • Judicial Liaison:  Sharon Israel
  • Scholarship Committe:  Hector Chavez, Chair

Judicial Counselors

  • Hon. Nancy F. Atlas
  • Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal
  • Hon. Keith Ellison