The Chapter's members are divided into at least six (6) teams.
The Executive Committee selects the team members and ensures that
each team includes Masters, Barristers, Associates and Pupils. Each
team is asked to choose their program topic as early as possible
and notify the Program Chair of same.
The teams shall choose their own meeting places and times to
prepare their program. Each team has a designated "Team Leader" who
is responsible for scheduling the team meetings and keeping an
attendance record of each team member's participation in the
planning of the program.
Each team must prepare and present of the Chapter's programs. The
team's responsibilities include:
- (1) selecting a topic;
- (2) choosing a format most likely to present the chosen
topic in an interesting and concise manner;
- (3) preparing and copying for distribution any written
materials required for CLE compliance programs; and
- (4) choosing the venue or forum to present their
The Team leader of each group is responsible for preparation of
an AIC Demonstration Report which is submitted to the American Inns
of Court Foundation (AIC) for inclusion in the National Program
Library. The programs shall be structured to elicit audience
participation and to foster general discussion.
The purpose of the teams is to provide Inn members an opportunity
to become better acquainted with other lawyers practicing in our
legal community and with members of the bench. The teams are the
main component of the Inn's mentoring activities. The diversity of
each member assigned to each team is intended to build an
inter-generational relationship that encourages open personal
discussion of matters of practice, ethics, civility and all other
aspects of the practice of law. Accordingly, Masters being the most
experienced members of the teams are encouraged to pass on the best
of the practice of law to the less experienced members.
Although it is not necessary for every member of the team to have a
speaking role in the program, everyone must contribute whether it
be researching the topic, writing or designing the program,
designing a set or exhibits or program materials, all ensuring that
the program is instructive and interesting.