Membership in the Lipsitt Inn of Court
Membership in the Inn is divided into four classifications. Masters of the Bench (or Benchers) include lawyers with fifteen or more years of experience and judges of various courts. Barristers include lawyers with more than nine but less that fourteen years of experience. Associates include lawyers with less than nine years of experience. The Inn also invites to membership law school students who serve as Pupils for a one year term.
Members are selected through an application process through the Membership Committee and the officers of the Executive Committee.
Why Join the Hon. William W. Lipsitt Inn of Court
The Inn provides networking and professional educational opportunities for members of all levels. The Inn offers the opportunity to meet other litigators from varying practices and to learn practice tips from members at all levels in a fun, low pressure setting.
Inn Pupillage Groups
The Inn is comprised of Pupillage Groups composed of a mix of all levels of Inn membership. Each Pupillage group is responsible for conducting one program annually which fits into the theme selected by the Inn for that year. It is through work in the Pupillage group that many long lasting relationships are formed.
Members earn CLE credit by attending and participating in the Inn's programs. CLE offerings include ethics credit each year.
All active Inn members are expected to attend and participate in the Inn's meetings and functions throughout the year. Members respond to invitations from the Inn for each event. Three or more absences from events may have an impact on the members continued participation in the Inn.
Governance of the Lipsitt Inn is led by the officers of the Executive Committee which is selected by the Masters of the Inn. The officers are entrusted to make decisions related to the governance of the Inn and to provide direction for the Inn.