New Member Orientation 

The Inn should hold an orientation for its new members before the first program meeting of the year. The orientation meeting is the perfect time to introduce new Inn members to the organization the policies and guidelines of the local Inn. An orientation meeting also gives continuing members the opportunity to get together and look forward to the year ahead.

The American Inns of Court has developed a new member orientation "program-in-a-box" to help Inns deliver a virtual or in-person orientation -- simply add some information about your own Inn.  A facilitator guide is included as well as supplementary materials for attendees. Download everything through INNovation Education.

Orientation Sample Agenda

  • Welcome remarks by the Inn President
  • Introduction of Inn leadership and description of duties
  • Discussion of Inn policies and procedures
  • Discussion of national organization
  • Expectations of members and goals for the Inn year

Orientation Resources

Orientation Samples