April 10, 2020

American Inns of Court Now Accepting Applications

The Austin chapters of American Inns of Court are accepting applications for the 2020-21 term. The American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar.

BARBARA JORDAN INN OF COURT
To apply for the Barbara Jordan Inn of Court, please send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to barbarajordaninnofcourt@gmail.com by June 30, 2020.

Barbara Jordan Inn of Court members include appellate justices, civil and criminal court trial judges, and attorneys in many practice areas, including civil litigation, criminal litigation, probate, immigration law, real estate, and family law. The Barbara Jordan Inn of Court strives for diversity both in its membership and in its practice areas.

Monthly meetings are held from September through April on the second Tuesday of the month, with an orientation meeting in September and a social event with other Austin-area Inns in May. At the monthly meetings, team members present one-hour programs after a social hour. Teams meet before their scheduled program to select, prepare, and practice their presentations regarding legal issues.

THE ROBERT W. CALVERT INN OF COURT
The Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court is accepting applications for the 2020-21 Inn year during the month of May. The Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court is the first Inn established in Austin and has been awarded Platinum recognition by the American Inns of Court. Applications are welcome from any practicing attorney or judge in Travis County and the contiguous counties. Membership is open to all licensed Texas attorneys, without regard to area of practice or trial experience. The application deadline is May 31, 2020. Anyone interested should submit a letter stating their interest in joining, a resume, and two letters of recommendation (preferably from members of the legal community) to: Sherine Thomas.

LLOYD C. LOCHRIDGE INN OF COURT
To apply for the Lloyd C. Lochridge Inn of Court, submit a letter stating your interest in joining the Inn, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation from the legal community by June 30, 2020. Email your application documents to Ryan Botkin. Please do not fax or mail your application. Applications are welcome from any practicing litigation attorney or judge.

Membership is limited to the number of available openings. Successful applicants are admitted as Associates (licensed less than 10 years), or Barristers (licensed 10 to 20 years).

The Lochridge Inn meets in the evenings monthly from September to April and fosters dialogue on legal issues, the art and science of trial advocacy, and discussion about high-profile cases. Contact Ryan Botkin at 512.960.4730 or  with any questions.

THE HONORABLE LEE YEAKEL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INN OF COURT
The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court is accepting applications for admission during the month of May. Applicants are admitted as student, associate, barrister, and master members. The Inn meets monthly from September to April of each year, with each meeting including dinner and a presentation by Inn members. Inn members earn CLE credit for presentations and attendance. All membership application materials should be sent to Brian Nash and Darla Thomas. For tracking purposes, please include “Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court” in the subject line. For new member applications, please send a statement of interest, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to the above email addresses. CLICK HERE for more information.