Bencher Deadlines & Themes

July/August 2017

Theme: Access to Justice
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Delivery of Legal Services to the Under Served—the cost of legal services is beyond the means of many individuals. What types of programs exist to meet this need?  Why should we, as members of the legal profession, care and what can we do?

September/October 2017

Theme: Solo/Small Firm Practice
Deadline: June 1, 2017
The Bencher wants to hear why you chose this path and the rewards and challenges of solo/small firm practice.  How does membership in the American Inns of Court help you in your solo/small firm practice?

November/December 2017
Theme: Worldwide Connections
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Are you involved in international law practice? Has your Inn visited another country to learn about its legal system? Have you visited the Inns of Court in the United Kingdom? Have you invited lawyers from other countries to speak at your Inn meetings? Tell us about your international connections.

January/February 2018 

Theme: Mentoring
Deadline: October 1, 2017
January is National Mentoring Month. Having a mentor in the legal profession can be invaluable. Tell us about a mentor you had and how he or she helped you. Have you ever been “reverse mentored” by a less experienced lawyer? What is your Inn doing to promote mentoring?

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