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

The San Diego Appellate American Inn of Court

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Welcome to the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court!

As the first Appellate Inn in California, and as a Chapter of the American Inns of Court, our goals are to:

Establish a society of judges, lawyers, legal educators, law students, and others, to promote excellence in appellate advocacy in accordance with the Professional Creed of the American Inns of Court;

Foster greater understanding of and appreciation for the role of appellate judges and lawyers in the adversary system of dispute resolution in American law, with particular emphasis on civics, civility, professionalism, and legal skills;

Provide significant educational experience that will improve and enhance the abilities of lawyers as counselors and advocates and of judges as adjudicators and judicial administrators, particularly in the field of appellate practice;

Promote interaction and collegiality among all legal professionals in order to minimize misapprehensions, misconceptions, and failures of communication that obstruct the effective practice of law;

Facilitate the development of law students, recent law school graduates, and less experienced lawyers as skilled participants in the American court system, particularly in the field of appellate practice;

Preserve and transmit ethical values from one generation of legal professionals to the next; and

Build upon the genius and strengths of the common law and English Inns of Court and to renew and inspire joy and zest in legal advocacy as a service worthy of constant effort and learning.

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