American Inns of Court: Civility Month Activities

October is quickly approaching, and the American Inns of Court is excited to begin celebrating Civility Month with our members. Participate in the Civility Month festivities with two exciting opportunities:

Civility Month Community

The Civility Month Community will be host to various resources and conversations about civility; follow the community today to stay in the loop.

National Conversation on Civility

Join us in Washington, DC on October 21 for our National Conversation on Civility, featuring a lively panel discussion regarding the importance of civility in the legal profession. Following the panel presentation, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States and Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha will have a discussion on civility and professionalism in the practice of law. Learn more and register for NCC.

Can’t make the National Conversation on Civility? All members are encouraged to submit questions for the panelists, regardless of attendance. Visit the community page to learn more.

Here are some details:

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC


·         Hon. Benes Aldana, President, National Judicial College and Captain (Ret.) United States Coast Guard

·         Kim J. Askew, Esq., partner at K&L Gates and 2015 recipient of the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit

·         Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States

·         Hon. William C. Koch, Jr., President and Dean, Nashville School of Law and former Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court

·         Hon. Patricia Millett, United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit

·         Kannon K. Shanmugam (moderator), partner at Williams & Connolly, LLP and noted Supreme Court advocate

·         Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and former Dean of Pepperdine University Law School

Price: $125

o   The program starts with a panel discussion; the content will be built from the questions submitted by American Inns of Court members from around the country.

o   Part two of the program will be an armchair discussion between Associate Justice Gorsuch and Dean Tacha about the role of civility in the practice of law.