MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT BECKY BYE, ESQ.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, I send you a warm welcome to the 33rd year of the William E. Doyle Inn of Court. The Inn tradition is a long and proud one. American Inns of Court were patterned after the English Inns of Court, which began in 1292 when King Edward I directed his chief justice to satisfy a growing need for skilled advocates at the Royal Court in Westminster. Chief Justice Burger, former Solicitor General Rex Lee, and Senior United States District Judge A. Sherman Christensen founded the first American Inn of Court in 1980 to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. I am sure this year will once again accomplish that mission of the American Inns of Court.
The Doyle Inn is very excited to welcome some outstanding new members and students. To our new members, you have joined the first Inn chartered by the American Inns of Court in Colorado. The Doyle Inn was the 19th Inn established in the United States. Ours is also the most sought-after Inn, so much so that we have just implemented a one-year moratorium on new associate members. If you have been admitted more than five years and have interest in visiting our Inn, please use the contact form on this site.
Our membership is composed of highly experienced trial, transactional and public attorneys and other members of the bar, distinguished state and federal court judges, and law students from the Denver University Sturm College of Law and University of Colorado Law School. We gather on a monthly basis for dinner and interesting programs ranging from distinguished guest speakers and panels to theatrical presentations which we hope will inspire our mutual goals of excellence, education, civility, and professionalism. Our practical skills CLEs are open to all members of area Inns of Courts.
The success of our Inn is fully dependent on you, our members. I encourage you to actively attend this year. By participating at regular Inn meetings, you will be an active part of the exchange of practical lessons, methods, and ideas focused on the highest standards of the legal profession.