Professionalism Month: Engagement and Education!

Every quarter, the American Inns of Court celebrates a core competency and cornerstone of the profession.  In April, we focus on professionalism.

We are excited to offer lots of engagement opportunities for both Inn members and non-member attorneys. Earn CLE credits, acquire knowledge, and have fun!

Here are some of the Professionalism Month highlights:

What a great idea!
"Several years ago, my Inn put on a program imagining having Civility Translators at our offices who would help us navigate sticky situations. From time to time, my colleagues and I reach out to one another to be a Civility Translator—specifically to edit an e-mail or text, so that it gets the point across while still remaining civil."
Corrine Bielejeski, Esquire, Earl Warren American Inn of Court, Oakland, CA

The Professional Creed  Every American Inn of Court member signs on to the Professional Creed – we encourage you to re-read it and see if your perspective has changed since you first became a member.

Professionalism Scavenger Hunt 

People are having a lot of fun while learning…keep your eyes open for future opportunities to join the hunt!

Trauma, Addiction, and Wellness: A Lawyer's Every Day Guide to Wellness Every Day 

Join attorneys from around the country for this webinar as we explore how representing clients can lead to issues of your own health and wellness.

Available On Demand
Active American Inns of Court members & alumni: $20 // Non-members: $30

Professionalism Articles 

These recent articles from The Bencher address the need for professionalism–especially civility–in the practice of law.

What is the effect on your own practice of the law? What can you do to increase the level of professionalism at your firm, your bar association or in your courtroom?

Use these articles as starting points for a conversation about professionalism at your next Inn meeting, bar association meeting or staff meeting.

Professionalism Stories 

Send an email with your personal or Inn-related story about professionalism:

  • How do you recognize it?
  • Were you witness to a lack of professionalism that shocked you?
  • Do you know someone who exemplifies professionalism?
  • How does professionalism (or the lack of it) affect you in your practice or as an individual?
  • Who is your professionalism mentor?

Join the conversation 

Engage other attorneys and judges on the subject of professionalism – follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

National Advocacy Training Program (NATP)  Regardless of how you practice law, the ability to marshal facts, and make coherent and persuasive oral arguments are skills needed whether you are a lawyer in the courtroom or the boardroom – learn how to exemplify professionalism while honing your oral advocacy skills.

Register now!

Members may be eligible for a scholarship; deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.  


Volunteering is an important aspect of professionalism:

For more information on any of these programs or anything to do with Professionalism Month, please contact us at