The Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court
Welcome to the Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court
About the Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court
Aligned with Inns around the country, The Judge Hugh Means Inn
of Court strives to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics
of the local bench and bar. Please consider applying, and joining
other lawyers, judges, and law professors in making our profession
a better one.
Membership consists of four membership categories. Masters level
members include judges, experienced lawyers, and law professors.
Barristers consist of experienced lawyers who do not yet meet the
minimum requirements for Masters. Associates are less experienced
lawyers who do not yet meet the minimum requirements for
Barristers. Pupils are third-year law students.
The Inn meets six times each year for dinner and a program,
beginning in September and ending in April. The membership is
divided into six "pupilage teams," with each team consisting of a
few members from each category. Each month a different team
presents the program on whatever legal issue that team selects.
Team members meet informally outside of monthly Inn meetings to
plan their program. This allows the less experienced attorneys to
become more effective advocates and counselors by learning from the
more experienced attorneys and judges.