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News from National—December 2021
Dear Inn Leaders:
As many Inns return to meeting in-person, News from National [ http://www.innsofcourt.org/AIC/AIC_For_Members/News_from_National/News_from_National.aspx] will reflect more of its pre-pandemic format. Below the announcements—which are designed to be read by Inn leaders to a live audience—you'll find more detailed information on some of our programs and events. This extra information is to equip you and the rest of your executive committee should a member approach you at the meeting with questions about those programs. However you choose to share it, News from National will continue to be presented so that it can be shared aloud or electronically.
If you choose to forward this email instead of using this as part of a live program, simply delete these introductory paragraphs. You can also include this information in your monthly email or upcoming virtual meeting. If you or your members have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
December Meeting Announcements:
Here’s what’s happening at the American Inns of Court national office as part of your member benefits and some ways for you to get involved:
• Mentoring Question—The national office wants to know: What problem or concern in the firm/courtroom/profession could be solved with quality mentoring? Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org [ mailto:email@example.com ] .
• 2021 Annual Appeal—Help bring the American Inns of Court to more legal communities, better our profession, and build resources for scholarships and training programs by supporting the American Inns of Court Annual Appeal. Donate at www.innsofcourt.org/annualappeal[ http://www.innsofcourt.org/annualappeal] .
• Apply for a Pegasus Scholarship—Associate members with two to seven years of experience are encouraged to apply for a 2022 Pegasus Scholarship to study the English legal system in London for six weeks. Get more information and apply at www.innsofcourt.org/PegasusScholarships[ http://www.innsofcourt.org/PegasusScholarships] . The application deadline is January 10, 2022.
• Write for The Bencher—The theme for the May/June issue will be Outreach and Pro Bono Projects, and articles are due February 1. Visit www.innsofcourt.org/BencherDeadlinesThemes[ http://www.innsofcourt.org/BencherDeadlinesThemes] for details.
Mentoring Month—During January, the American Inns of Court recognizes mentoring as a cornerstone of the Inn experience. Mentoring resources, such as templates, models and samples, success stories and more are available on the website at www.innsofcourt.org/mentoring[ http://www.innsofcourt.org/mentoring] .
Pegasus Scholarship—Apply for a Pegasus Scholarship to study the English legal system in London for six weeks. Associate members with two to seven years of experience are encouraged to apply for a 2022 Pegasus Scholarship. More information about the scholarship can be found at www.innsofcourt.org/PegasusScholarships[ http://www.innsofcourt.org/PegasusScholarships] . The application deadline is January 10, 2022.
Write for The Bencher—The theme for the May/June 2022 issue will be Outreach and Pro Bono Projects, and articles are due February 1. Many Inns and individuals throughout the country participate in outreach and pro bono service projects. Tell us about the projects with which you or your Inn has been involved. Who were the beneficiaries of the project and how were they positively impacted? How did your community contribute and how did they benefit from their volunteerism? How do outreach and pro bono projects tie into the mission of the American Inns of Court? Visit www.innsofcourt.org/BencherSubmissions[ http://www.innsofcourt.org/BencherSubmissions] for details on how to submit an article.
Thank you for your time and please let me know how I can be of service to you and your Inn.
Chapter Relations Director, Northeast Region