Temple Inn of Court Mentor Program
The mission of the American Inns of Court (AIC) is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills for judges, lawyers, academicians and students. A mentor program has been created to assist all members in achieving the goals of the AIC and the Temple American Inn of Court in promoting and preserving the practice of law as a learned profession, and upholding the highest standards of the profession with dignity, civility and courtesy.
The object of the mentor program is: (1) to continue to promote the purpose, goals and operations of the Inn; (2) educate new members with regard to the principals and practices of the Inn; (3) encourage participation in the Inn; (4) provide a source of guidance in upholding the standards of the profession.
While all members of the Inn are charged with the responsibility of meeting the objective of the mentoring program, each team should provide individual mentoring to new Inn members who have been assigned to a respective team.
Each team is responsible to educate new members assigned to the team on the principals and practices of the Inn at the beginning of the program season.
Each team member is responsible to ensure that all new and returning members of the team are involved with and participate in team presentations. All team members should be given an active role in the team's presentation and are encouraged to honor their commitment to their team.
Each team is responsible to ensure that new members assigned to the team are introduced to other members of the Inn and integrated into the existing membership.
The members of each team are encouraged to immediately address the concerns of all of its team members regarding any program issue and to resolve issues concerning individual participation of its team members.
Each Inn member is encouraged to make him/herself available to junior members of the Inn as a source of guidance, to provide young Inn members with a network in the profession, and to assist young professionals in achieving the highest standard of excellence in professionalism, ethics, and civility.
Student and associate Inn members network with judges in annual breakfast gathering. In addition to individualized mentorship opportunities, the Inn also hosts mentorship happy hour events.