WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE NICHOLAS A.
CIPRIANI AMERICAN INN OF COURT. WE ARE AN INN LOCATED IN PHILADELPHIA,
PENNSYLVANIA WITH MEMBERS SPECIALIZING IN FAMILY LAW.
Biographical Sketch of Judge Nicholas A. Cipriani
"The true measure of a person is how he treats someone who
can do him absolutely no good." -Samuel
Judge Cipriani spent his
entire judicial career in Philadelphia Family Court, sitting in
both the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Division. He served
as the Administrative Judge for ten years during which time
numerous innovative changes were made to court operations.
The Judge was actively involved in the National Council of Juvenile
and Family Court Judges. During his tenure on the bench he
watched the world change and with it the expansion of family
court. His pleasure was meeting young attorneys and new
colleagues. He offered direction, advice, guidance and at
times a wonderfully scrumptious Italian meal. As the world
changed, cases and problems we saw in family court became more
complex. Yet the Judge never tired in his desire to be of
service. While others at times grew tired with change, he
relished innovation, seeking solutions to new problems.
Judge Cipriani believed in camaraderie
both with his colleagues on the bench and with attorneys. He
believed we can all learn from each other; all one needed was an
open mind and an open heart. He treated everyone with the
utmost respect and never hesitated helping a young attorney, a new
judge or the numerous children who appeared before him.
Judge Cipriani is remembered for a life
dedicated to public service. He served on the Boards of the
Methodist Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, Temple University Law
School, Temple University Law Alumni, Crime Prevention Association
of Philadelphia, Big Brothers and the Jenkins Law Library. He
was a veteran of the Second World War, leaving the United States
Army with the rank of
On April 17, 2008 the Philadelphia City
Council voted unanimously to designate 1801 Vine Street as "The
Judge Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Court Building". On April
28, 2008, upon approval of the Mayor, in a tribute befitting a man
who served the children of Philadelphia, the building was
officially named after Judge Cipriani.
Our Inn of Court focusing on family law
has been aptly named after the Judge. We hope his memory and
spirit will encourage us to learn, share and grow.
Membership in the Nicholas A. Cipriani Inn of Court
If you are a new applicant seeking to be admitted to the
Nicholas A. Cipriani American Inn of Court, please select from the
links below to view applications. Please note the requirements for
each level of membership (Judge, Master, Barrister or Associate).
For further information contact:
Kathleen M. Tana, Esquire
Cipriani Inn Membership Application