Sample Job Description—Counselor
- The Counselor assists the President in his or her responsibilities.
- Execute the functions of the President in his or her absence.
- Establish and maintain liaison with the local federal and state courts.
- Oversee the Inn's mentoring program.
- Must be a Master of the Bench and must maintain active status with the Inn of Court throughout his or her term.
- If the concurrent President is not a judge, the Counselor must be a judge.
- Must have been continuously active with the Inn for a minimum of two years before beginning his or her term.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, either as an officer or committee chair of the Inn, or through a leadership position with another legal or community organization.
- The term of this position is two years, commencing on July 1 following the elections.
- A person may serve two consecutive terms, however, a second term requires reelection according to the procedures set forth in the Inn bylaws.
Responsible To/Responsible For
- Meet with the outgoing President and Counselor to review the current standing of the various operational areas of the Inn, including the status of the Inn's mentoring program.
- Review the Inn's most recent self-evaluation to determine previous successes or challenges encountered in the position.
- Attend an American Inns of Court Leadership Summit, the cost of which is paid by the Inn.