American Inns of Court 2016 Member Research

In 2016, the American Inns of Court conducted extensive research with Inn members across the country. The research helped determine what you value the most and how we can help improve your American Inns of Court member experience.

We’re excited to share what we’ve learned! Discover the data and insights we gathered below. Thank you for your help and participation. With this information, we will shape future programs and deliver more value to you, our Inn members.


 

You identified six values that represent the American Inns of Court. Here are those six attributes and other insights from our 2016 member research:

 

Collegiality

A welcoming, engaging, and passionate Inn community that fosters career growth and discovery.

  • Members indicated that “networking to build personal relationships” is one of top three benefits of joining their Inn of Court.
  • 79% agree that the American Inns of Court ensures professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence among the legal community.


Innovation

We are creating innovative and cutting-edge learning opportunities that ensure ongoing excellence and professionalism.

  • Members indicated that regular program meetings at their local Inn was one of the most important benefits.
  • Members agreed that Inns could use more guidance and resources from the national office in developing topics for monthly programs.
  • 88% of all respondents agreed that the American Inns of Court national office should focus on providing exceptional local programming.


Respect

Inns are valued assets in local legal communities, and members are proud of their affiliation with the American Inns of Court.

  • 71% of members indicated that they would recommend their local Inn to peers.
  • 72% of members indicated that they would recommend the American Inns of Court movement nationally.
  • 83% of members agree that they feel proud to be a member of the American Inns of Court.


Education

We provide progressive, accessible, and quality continuing education, and the resources that come with it.

  • Members also indicated that access to continuing education opportunities was a top reason for joining.
  • For members 61 and older, access to continuing education opportunities remains one of the most important reasons for joining the American Inns of Court.
  • Members indicated that one of their reasons for joining American Inns of Court was to raise their professional profile.


Connection

A place where the Bench and Bar come together through local programs, members collaborate, share knowledge, and develop relationships which foster professional and personal growth.

  • 92% agree that their local Inn meetings are welcoming.
  • Promoters of the American Inns of Court most likely joined to support the profession and legal community.
  • 90% of respondents indicated that they joined American Inns of Court to network with attorneys and judges.


Mentorship

American Inns of Court provide unparalleled career support and life-long mentoring, creating opportunities to grow, connect, and give back to the profession.

  • Members 30 or younger indicated that “participating in a mentoring program” was one of their top three reasons for joining.
  • Many indicated that the “most important thing that my Inn of Court should do in the future is continue and grow mentorship programs”.





The data and information presented come from an electronic survey of our members conducted by McKinley Advisors,an independent consulting firm, between February and March 2016.