The American Inns of Court Embraces and Encourages Diversity and
Inclusiveness More than just an organization, the American Inns of
Court is the embodiment of an ideal. We are dedicated to upholding
the standards of the legal profession, to practicing law with
dignity and respect, and to encouraging respect for our system of
justice. Achieving a higher level of excellence and developing a
deeper sense of professionalism occur only with an abiding
commitment to the goals of diversity and inclusiveness.
The American Inns of Court firmly believes that personal
diversity in all its aspects is essential to our ability to
accomplish our mission. Diversity embodies all those differences
that make us unique individuals and includes people of different
race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, religion,
age, personal style, appearance, physical ability as well as people
of diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, ideas and thinking.
We value the differences in views and perspectives and the varied
experiences that are part of a diverse membership. Diversity
enriches and broadens our membership, which in turn leads to more
creative and meaningful programs.
For the same reasons, the American Inns of Court values
professional diversity. Legal professionals and law school faculty,
administrators, and students, from all disciplines, from all
practice types, from both the public and private sectors, from all
economic strata, and from the least experienced to the most
seasoned are vital to maximizing the Inn experience. Only by
drawing and retaining a diverse membership will we guarantee the
success of our unique organization as well as our respective
professional pursuits. Therefore, the American Inns of Court are
committed to creating and maintaining a culture that promotes and
supports diversity not only throughout our organization, but in our
profession as well.