This past month was the annual joint meeting between the two Inns of Court in Gainesville, the Adkins Inn and the Bennet Inn. The Inns of court are national and are modelled loosely after the old English Inns of Court. Dating back to the 16th century, the Inns were developed to help mentor and pair experienced lawyers with those students of the law by explaining the practice of law over a meal. Over the centuries, the four Inns of Court became where trial lawyers (barristers) were trained, while the more numerous Inns of Chancery were where transactional lawyers (solicitors) were trained. Today, the American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Gonzalo Law is glad to be a part of such a rich tradition in our community and in the legal field!