- Masters of the Bench - judges, experienced lawyers, and law
- Barristers - lawyers with some experience who do not meet the
minimum requirements for Masters
- Associates - lawyers who do not meet the minimum requirement
- Pupils - law students.
Membership to the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court is restricted
to those who primarily practice family law. Membership is not
geographically restricted, and any attorney, judge or master in
Pennsylvania may be a member. Membership is open to all interested
and qualified attorneys, Judges and Masters, regardless of race,
color, sex, age, religion, national origin or handicap, although
the actual number of members for any given program year may be
limited as determined by the Executive Committee.
Applications will be considered and membership granted on a "first
come, first served" basis. In the event applications exceed
the maximum number of members in a program year, as established by
the Executive Committee, remaining applicants will be placed on a
waiting list in the order in which the application was
Guest Policy: Guests may be sponsored by a
hosting Inn member. The hosting Inn member must contact the
Inn Secretary prior to the RSVP deadline to ensure that space is
available. Guests may attend on a "first come, first served"
basis. The hosting Inn member is responsible for covering the
guest's dinner costs, which are approximately $25.00 per plate.
All active members are expected to attend and participate in
each meeting in the Inn. The Executive Committee recognizes
that Judges, and attorneys must occasionally be absent. The
Committee, however, looks with disfavor on frequent absences.
Frequent absences will have a significant bearing on whether an
existing member is re-invited for membership in a succeeding
year. If a member misses three or more meetings, the
Executive Committee will consider whether that member's
participation justifies continued involvement in the Inn.
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Have any questions about joining the Inn?
Then please send us an e-mail.
Want to join the Inn?
our membership application.