**Please note that due to ongoing concerns about COVID, attendance will be limited to our national and circuit award recipients and their guests. We regret not being able to accommodate our Platinum Inn representatives or more of our members.**

Celebration of Excellence Event Logistics

The 2021 Celebration of Excellence will be held at the Supreme Court of the United States on Saturday, April 2, 2022. This annual event
recognizes the accomplishments of several giants of the legal profession whose careers and achievements epitomize the ideals of the American Inns of Court.
Please make sure that you are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as this is a large event with attendees from across the nation. The event may be subject to attendance restrictions or cancellation based on the public health guidance in effect at the time of the event.


  • Registration for award recipients and their guests closes at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 16, 2022.
  • Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive an e-mail confirming that your registration has been approved and processed.
  • We wish we could accommodate all of our members at the Celebration of Excellence, but space restrictions at the Supreme Court make this impossible!

Refund Policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for written cancellations received by March 18, 2022.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 18, 2022.
  • Substitutions are permitted up to COB March 31, 2022.


  • Transportation will not be provided to the Supreme Court before the event.
  • Transportation following the event, however, will be provided from the front of the Supreme Court building to the host hotel (TBD).
  • You do not have to be staying at the host hotel to utilize the bus transportation.
  • It is a short cab ride from the host hotel to the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • If you are driving to the Supreme Court, please note that parking is not available at the Court.
  • Street parking is available in the area near the Court, but please be advised that many of the streets immediately adjacent to the Court do not permit parking.


  • Proper attire for the evening is black tie "preferred."
  • Most gentlemen will be wearing tuxedos.
  • Most ladies will be wearing cocktail dresses or evening gowns.


  • Cameras are NOT permitted in the building.
  • There will be a professional photographer taking pictures of the event.

Additional Information

  • If you have special dietary or other needs, please let us know as early as possible so that we can make your evening as enjoyable as possible.
  • The reception and dinner will be held at the Supreme Court of the United States. The address is One First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543.
  • You may enter the building through the First Street visitor's entrance. This entrance is located to the right and left of the front main steps.
  • The awards presentation will be in the Courtroom, followed by a reception in the Great Hall, and dinner in the East and West Conference Rooms.


If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Dennis.