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:

Category Reimbursed Dues (if your employer reimburses dues) Self-Pay Dues (dues paid out of pocket) Public Sector Member Dues
Masters (15+ years of experience)* $500 $300 $250
Barristers (5-15 years of experience) $350 $210 $175
Associates (less than 5 years of experience) $250 $150 $125
Temporary Law Clerks $75 -- --
Students $20 -- --
Lawyers In Transition** $20 -- --

Membership application

* - Judges are invited to join at no charge

** - 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 received.

New York Inn Meetings and Attendance Policy 

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 Wednesday of every month (with a break during the summer). 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

The Inn '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.