The New York American Inn of Court
The mission of the American Inns
of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics,
civility and legal skills.
The New York Inn of Court has approximately 140 active members,
divided into Masters of the Bench, Barristers, Associates and
Students. Masters generally have ten to fifteen or more years of
experience. Barristers generally have been practicing for
approximately five to 10 or 15 years. Associates are junior lawyers
or law clerks and Students are selected from law schools.
The Inn's members are drawn from throughout the New York Metro
area. Membership is open to all qualified persons, regardless
of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual preference, national
origin or disability.
The New York Inn's membership reflects the rich diversity of the
New York area bench and bar and includes representatives of the
plaintiffs' bar, defense counsel, government lawyers, corporate
counsel, law professors, persons working in large and small firms,
solo practitioners, and federal and state trial and appellate
judges. No firm or type of practice is disproportionately
Selection of Members
In the Fall of each year, nominations for new Inn members are
solicited from the Inn's active members. The members of the
Membership Commitee also conduct independent outreach efforts, make
information on the Inn available to members of Citibar, and update
our on-line application. Applications received from all of these
sources are reviewed and voted on by the Membership Committee.
If you are interested in applying for membership in The New York
American Inn of Court, please complete our Membership Application
and send it to the Membership Committee Co-Chairs, Aaron
Marks and Rory Millson.