AIC gives several annual awards to recognize excellence in different areas of the legal profession. Two of the more prominent awards are the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service and the Warren E. Burger Prize.
The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service is given each year to a member of the American Inns of Court who has been practicing law for fewer than 10 years but has committed himself or herself to serve the public. The award is presented each October at the AIC Celebration of Excellence.
The Warren E. Berger Prize is an essay contest designed to reward scholarly thought and research in topics such as professionalism and ethics. Stakeholders in the legal community (attorneys, law professors, law students, constitutional scholars, etc.) may submit original manuscripts between 10,000 and 20,000 words. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize.