Inn of Court Operating Policies
Inn of Court Official Charter
Annual Judge John M. Scheb Inn Membership Dues
The Executive Committee establishes dues which are as follows:
- Masters $325
- Barristers $275
- Associates $225
- Pupils $105
The Treasurer bills dues annually and payment is expected before the first meeting of the Inn in September.
The Inn operating year is from July 1 - June 30.
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Judge John M. Scheb Inn Meetings and Programs
Each pupillage group must coordinate with the Program Chair so that a variety of programs demonstrating the practical aspects of the practice of law before trial and appellate courts and related activities are presented. Programs are designed to involve all members of the pupillage group and may include guests. Pupillage groups should prepare handouts relevant to their programs and allow adequate time for discussion by members of points demonstrated in programs.
CLE credits for programs are arranged by the Program Chair. As many as seven hours of CLE credit may be earned for yearly attendance at the Inn programs.
MEETING DATES AND PLACES
Currently, meetings are scheduled to be held in Marina Jack, typically on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May, except no meeting is scheduled in December. Meetings begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. After each monthly membership meeting, members adjourn for dinner, as arranged by the Hospitality Chair. Customarily, the May meeting is a social gathering at which time the annual election of officers is held.
Members are asked to notify the Inn secretary at least 48 hours in advance of the dinner if they do not plan on dining so that the Inn will not be charged for their meal.
While our Inn programs are primarily for the benefit of our members, members may invite guests. For certain types of programs, a pupilage group may wish to invite a non-Inn member with specialized skills or knowledge to participate in their program. Members who invite guests must inform the Inn president and secretary of their guest's name and also arrange for payment of their guest's meal in advance. The cost of meals can be obtained from the Treasurer.
Judge John M. Scheb Inn Meeting Attendance Requirements
All active members are expected to attend and participate in each meeting of the Inn. The Executive Committee recognizes that judges and lawyers 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 members' participation justifies their continued involvement in the Inn.
Judge John M. Scheb Inn Pupillage Groups
The Inn is organized annually into pupillage groups, a structure basic to the English Inns of Court. Each group is composed of one or more Masters and a number of barristers, associates, and where feasible, a pupil. Generally, a judge or senior lawyer will be assigned as the leader of each pupilage group. Currently, the Executive Committee creates six pupillage groups, with one group responsible for presenting a program lasting no more than one hour at each monthly meeting.