To establish a society of judges,
lawyers, legal educators, law students, and others to promote
excellence in legal advocacy in accordance with the Professional
Creed of the American Inns of Court.
To foster greater
understanding of and appreciation for the adversary system of
dispute resolution in American Law, with particular
emphasis on ethics, civility, professionalism, and legal
To provide significant
educational experiences that will improve and enhance the abilities
of lawyers as counselors and advocates, and of judges
as adjudicators and administrators.
To promote interaction and
collegiality among all legal professionals in order to
minimize misapprehensions, misconceptions and
failures of communication that obstruct the effective practice of
To facilitate the
development of law students, recent law school graduates and less
experienced lawyers as skilled participants in the
American court system.
To preserve and transmit
ethical values from one generation of legal professionals to the
To build upon the genius
and strengths of the common law and the English Inns of Court and
to renew and inspire joy and zest in legal advocacy
as a service worthy of constant effort and learning.