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


Diversity Mission of the Inn of Court

The Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court, in its commitment to diversity and inclusion, supports full and equal access to, and participation by, all individuals in the Inn, the legal profession, and the justice system regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other unique attribute.


The Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court’s commitment to diversity fosters community and inspires thoughtful, creative and robust ideas. In recognizing that achieving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession requires the Inn’s continued effort and commitment, it is the duty of the Inn to reflect diversity within its community.