Membership in the
Membership in the Arterton Inn is divided into three
classifications. Masters of the Bench include lawyers with fifteen
or more years of experience and judges of various courts.
Barristers include lawyers with more than nine but less than
fourteen years of experience. Associates include lawyers with
less than nine years of experience. Students attending law school,
or Pupils, are also admitted to the Inn on a limited basis.
Each member is selected for a one-year term. Members are selected
each year through the application process by the officers on the
Executive Committee. Renewal of membership is contingent upon
each member's level of participation in the Inn the previous year
and that member's commitment to the Inn.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Arterton Inn
of Court, please complete and return a membership
application or email us.
Why Join the Arterton Inn?
The Inn's programs and services provide a number of professional
and networking opportunities for members of all levels. You
will learn and practice courtroom skills in a low-pressure forum,
see the best of the local bar in action, and hear senior lawyers'
and judges' invaluable feedback. Through the Inn, you will
develop meaningful relationships with colleagues and potential
clients as well as have the opportunity to participate in
both formal and informal mentoring. Please review the Arterton Inn of
Selection of Members
Beginning in January of each year, the officers on the Executive
Committee encourages current members of the Arterton Inn to renew
their membership for another year. The Executive Committee then
begins soliciting nominations for new members and begins accepting
applications for membership from prospective new members on or
about March 1 of each year. New members are identified through
current members of the Inn, local judges, and other respected
members of the legal community.
In the summer, when the pool of returning members and new
applicants has been identified, the Executive Committee selects the
membership for the following year. Consideration is given to the
following factors in the selection process: level of participation
and commitment to the Inn (for current members only),
classification of membership (for balance between the three primary
levels of membership), interest and involvement in developing
personal professional skills and improving the judicial system,
level of interest in the Inn (for new members), and ability to
fulfill a commitment to the Inn.
Students are chosen based on the applicants' qualifications
giving consideration to the student's ability to participate fully
in the Inn, academic performance, participation in extracurricular
and community activities, and professionalism.
Arterton Inn Pupillage
The Arterton Inn is organized annually into Pupillage Groups, a
structure basic to the English Inns of Court. Each Pupillage Group
is composed of a mixture of Masters, Barristers, Associates, and
Pupils. Each Pupillage Group is responsible for conducting
one program annually.
Arterton Inn Attendance
All active members are expected to attend and to participate in
the Inn's meetings and functions throughout the year. The Inn
recognizes that judges and lawyers must occasionally be absent, but
requests advance notice. Members who are unable to attend a
particular meeting must, therefore, inform their Pupillage Group
leader prior to the meeting of the reason for their absence.
Absences without advanced notice are unexcused. Three or more
unexcused absences will have a significant bearing on whether a
member is re-invited for membership in a succeeding year.
Arterton Inn Guest
The Inn's programs are primarily for the benefit of its members.
However, members may invite guests from time to time. Members who
wish to invite guests must inform the President or Program Chair in
advance of the meeting of their guests' names.
Members may earn CLE credit, including ethics credit, by
attending and participating in the Inn's programs. The number of
credit hours available for participating in or attending a program
is one hour.
Members and guests desiring to obtain CLE credit must document
their attendance at each