New York Inn of Court Annual Dues
Annual dues defray the Inn's operating expenses, including the
cost of drinks and food at the monthly Inn meetings, dues to the
American Inns of Court Foundation, CLE fees and the like. The
Foundation maintains an extensive program library, publishes an
annual Program Catalog for use by local Inns, and circulates to
every Inn member the bi-monthly newsletter, The Bencher. Our
current dues schedule is as follows:
Masters (15+ years of experience)*
Barristers (5-15 years of experience)
Associates (<5 years of experience)
$250 (Reimbursed)/$150 (Self-Pay)
Lawyers In Transition**
* - Judges are invited to join at no
** - Lawyers in Transition may pay reduced
membership dues. However, upon obtaining full-time employment,
members will be asked to submit prorated dues for their respective
member category. Any request for dues remissions should be made
directly to the Inn's President.
The American Inns of Court Foundation has received a
501(c) (3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service, and the
New York AIC benefits from this designation as an affiliate of the
Foundation. Members may deduct their dues either as a business
expense or as a charitable contribution. Members electing to deduct
their Inn dues as a charitable contribution must reduce the amount
of their contribution by the value of drinks and food
New York Inn Meetings and Attendance
New York Inn Meetings
The program year begins in January with an opening dinner.
Thereafter, the Inn holds eight meetings, generally on the third or
fourth Thursday of every month (with a break during the summer).
The place of the meetings will rotate among various alternative
locations due to construction at the federal courthouse. Each
meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception at which refreshments
will be served. Then one of the Inn's teams presents a
ninety-minute program. Meetings end no later than 8:00 p.m.
New York Inn Attendance Policy
All active members are expected to attend the Inn's meetings.
Persons who are unable to attend a particular meeting should inform
the Treasurer prior to the meeting of the reasons for their
absence. Absences without advance notice are not excused. Repeated
unexcused absences during a program year may be deemed to be a
resignation by the Executive Committee.
New York Inn Guest Policy
TheInn 's programs are primarily for the members' benefit.
However, members may invite guests. Members who wish to invite
guests should inform the Secretary/Treasurer in advance of the
meeting of their guests' names.