The Inn's charter and bylaws require a mix of members in the categories listed below.

  • Pupils (law students in their third year of law school), who are members of the Inn for one year.
  • Associates  (attorneys with zero to five years of experience), who are members of the Inn for a two-year term. 
  • Barristers (attorneys with at least five years of experience), who are members of the Inn for a three-year term.
  • Masters (attorneys, law professors, and judges with at least 10 years of experience who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their field), who are admitted without a term limitation, but can be granted emeritus status after five years.

The intentional ratio of member experience levels is designed to foster mentoring, create more diverse programs, and is a key difference between the Inn of Court experience and a bar association.

Within each membership category, the Inn strives to include as many segments of the legal community as possible. With Masters, we strive to include federal and state judges, law school deans and professors, and attorneys from a cross section of legal practices.

In Associate and Barrister categories, the Inn strives to include a cross section of solo or small firm attorneys, large firm attorneys, plaintiff's bar, defense counsel, public defenders, prosecutors, and other governmental attorneys. 

Prospective members may come to any Inn meeting as a guest. Please contact an Inn officer or other member if you are interested in being a guest at one of our meetings.

Applications for membership are typically submitted between January 1 and May 31 for the Inn year commencing in August of the same calendar year.

Information about Inn openings are circulated through local bar assocations and other channels. 

Current Inn application forms are available for download on the Important Inn Documents link below.  Completed Inn application forms should be returned to