In 2011, a new American Inn of Court chapter in Dallas was chartered and designated by its founding members as The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court.
The mission of the American Inns of Court, and of the Lynn Inn, is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. Currently, there are more than 350 Inns throughout the United States. The Lynn Inn, in particular, is a member of the Linn Inn Alliance, a group of Inns populated by intellectual-property-law attorneys and focused on intellectual-property law.
The American Inns of Court recognizes individual Inns that achieve excellence and make significant contributions in five core competencies: Administration, Communications, Programs, Mentoring, and Outreach. Since its inception, the Lynn Inn has been awarded Platinum level recognition, the highest level.
Membership of the Lynn Inn is divided into Pupilage Groups, with each group consisting of attorneys designated by seniority and level of experience as Masters, Barristers, Associates, and Pupils. The Lynn Inn's regular meetings are hosted by the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, which annually nominates distinguished law students interested in intellectual-property law to participate in the Inn as Pupils. Throughout the year, each Pupilage Group gathers informally outside of the Inn's regular meetings and conducts one program for the Inn on intellectual-property issues of interest.