Mission and Goals

Mission of the American Inns of Court

The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills.

Goals of the American Inns of Court Foundation

  • To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court.
  • To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns.
  • To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally.
  • To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.


American Inns of Court Commitment to Diversity

Ideals of the Movement

  • Upholding the standards of the legal profession
  • Practicing law with dignity and respect
  • Encouraging respect for our system of justice
  • Achieving a higher level of legal excellence
  • Developing a deeper sense of professionalism

Ideals of Diversity

  • 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.
  • 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.

Professional Diversity

  • Legal professionals and law school faculty, administrators, and students
  • All practice types, from both the public and private sectors
  • 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.