The American Inns of Court consists of over 25,000 judges, legal scholars, attorneys, and law students and aims to promote professionalism in the legal field. The organization also honors legal professionals through a number of awards, including the following:
- Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service. The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service honors an American Inns of Court member with no more than 10 years of experience for dedication to pro bono or public interest activities.
- A. Sherman Christensen Award. Named after the founder of the organization, the A. Sherman Christensen Award honors an individual who has provided exceptional leadership to the American Inns of Court movement at either the local or national level.
- Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Award for Professionalism and Ethics. The Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics recognizes an individual who has demonstrated ethics and professionalism as well as legal excellence. The award is not limited to members of the American Inns of Court, with outside attorneys, judges, journalists, government officials, and philanthropists eligible for consideration.
Judge John Bowman has accumulated a long record of helping streamline the judicial system to benefit children.