Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court

Welcome to the Honorable Peter T. Fay Inn of Court

St. Thomas University College of Law hosts the Honorable Peter T. Fay Inn of Court named after the late Honorable Peter T. Fay, Senior U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Judicial Circuit. The Fay Inn has been a charter member of the American Inns of Court for more than 30 years.

This year we welcome back Honorable Jason Emilios Dimitris, Circuit Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, as President, for The Honorable Peter T. Fay Inn of Court. Judge Dimitris graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 1998 and was admitted to practice by The Florida Bar. He served as Federal Prosecutor, Statewide Prosecutor, and State Prosecutor from 1998 – 2007. Judge Dimitris went on to become the Inspector General and Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Children and Families from 2007-2011. Judge Dimitris then served as General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer for the Florida Department of Management Services until 2013 when he became a judge.

We welcome you to join us as we continue to support the American Inns of Court in their vision and mission to “inspire the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring”.

Inn Membership Information

Please join us as a member for the Inn year. We look forward to another year of meeting in a collegial atmosphere dedicated to fostering ethics and professionalism of the bench and bar. We hope you join us as we meet virtually for another year of meeting in a collegial atmosphere dedicated to the mission of fostering ethics and professionalism of the bench and bar by inspiring the legal community to achieve the highest level of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring.

Four annual meetings will be held:

Spring Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.
A Tribute to Our Namesake, the Honorable Peter T. Fay:
Principles of Ethical and Professional Practice through a Lifetime of Service

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Membership Benefits

  • Earn CLE credits at each of the planned meetings
  • Dinner is included at each of the meetings
  • Excellent opportunity for networking with judges and practicing attorneys in the South Florida community as well as meeting other St. Thomas University School of Law students.

Membership Dues

  • $225.00 Master of the Bench (Lawyers practicing more than 15 years and Judges)
    • $200.00 government rate
  • $175.00 Barrister (Lawyers practicing more than 5 years and less than 15 years)
    • $150.00 government rate
  • $125.00 Associates (Lawyers practicing less than 5 years)
    • $75.00 government rate

Please complete the membership form to join.

For more information, please contact Cathy Hayes, Inn Administrator, by email chayes@stu.edu or call (305) 623-2324.