The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer

American Inn of Court


Welcome! The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court is an organization of lawyers, judges, and law students dedicated to advancing the tenets of collegiality, professionalism, and education within the Columbus-area legal community. 

The core objectives of our organization are:

  1. To establish a society of judges, lawyers, legal educators, law students and others, to promote excellence in legal advocacy in accordance with the Professional Creed of the American Inns of Court;
  2. To foster greater understanding of and appreciation for the adversary system of dispute resolution in American law, with particular emphasis on ethics, civility, professionalism and legal skills;
  3. To provide significant educational experiences that will improve and enhance the abilities of lawyers as counselors and advocates and of judges as adjudicators and judicial administrators;
  4. To 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;
  5. To facilitate the development of law students, recent law school graduates, and less experienced lawyers as skilled participants in the American court system;
  6. To preserve and transmit ethical values from one generation of legal professionals to the next; and
  7. To build upon the genius and strengths of the common law and the English Inns of Court and to renew and inspire joy and zest in legal advocacy as a service worthy of constant effort and learning.


Executive Board

Sandra R. McIntosh, President

Judge Guy L. Reece, II, Counselor

Amy Flowers, Secretary

Karen L. Poling, Treasurer

Daniel R. Gurnter, Membership Co-Chair

Elizabeth I. Sams, Membership Co-Chair

Liz Mote, Programming Chair

Belinda Barnes, Immediate Past President



About Us

Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May (except December) at the Graystone Wine Cellar in the Brewery DistrictOur meetings begin with socializing at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m., and conclude with an hour-and-a-half-long continuing legal education program.


Meetings for the 2022-2023 Program Year

  • September 14, 2022
  • October 19, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May 10, 2023


Interested in Joining Us?

Members to the The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court must be nominated by a current member. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to have you as a guest at a meeting so that you can experience our organization and meet our members. To join a meeting as a guest, you may contact:

Elizabeth Sams, or (614) 322-7922


Daniel Gurtner, or (614) 523-3106

Please see more about our diversity policy here.


Already Been Nominated?

Find our invitation to join here. Let us know if you have any questions - we would be happy to have you as a member!


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