The Sagamore Inn fully supports, and adopts, the American Inns of Court Diversity
The American Inns of Court Embraces and Encourages Diversity and
More than just an organization, the American Inns of Court is the
embodiment of an ideal. We are dedicated to upholding the standards
of the legal profession, to practicing law with dignity and
respect, and to encouraging respect for our system of justice.
Achieving a higher level of excellence and developing a deeper
sense of professionalism occur only with an abiding commitment to
the goals of diversity and inclusiveness.
The American Inns of Court firmly believes that personal diversity
in all its aspects is essential to our ability to accomplish our
mission. Diversity embodies all those differences that make us
unique individuals and includes people of different race,
ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age,
personal style, appearance, physical ability as well as people of
diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, ideas and thinking. We
value the differences in views and perspectives and the varied
experiences that are part of a diverse membership. Diversity
enriches and broadens our membership, which in turn leads to more
creative and meaningful programs.
For the same reasons, the American Inns of Court values
professional diversity. Legal professionals and law school faculty,
administrators, and students, from all disciplines, from all
practice types, from both the public and private sectors, from all
economic strata, and from the least experienced to the most
seasoned are vital to maximizing the Inn experience. Only by
drawing and retaining a diverse membership will we guarantee the
success of our unique organization as well as our respective
professional pursuits. Therefore, the American Inns of Court are
committed to creating and maintaining a culture that promotes and
supports diversity not only throughout our organization, but in our
profession as well.
In practice, the Sagamore Inn places a premium on achieving
personal and professional diversity in its membership selection
process, team assignments, and program development.