Sample Job Description—President

Position Impact

  • The President provides general leadership and guidance to the officers and members of the Inn.

Position Responsibilities

  • Preside at all Inn functions.
  • Ensure that the officers and the executive committee perform their duties.
  • Maintain contact with the national office and national board of trustees.
  • See that the Inn adheres to the policies of its charter and other policies promulgated by the national board of trustees.
  • Lead the executive committee in an annual self-evaluation.
Position Qualifications

  • Must be a Master of the Bench and must maintain an active status with the Inn throughout his or her term.
  • Must have been continuously active with the Inn for a minimum of two years before beginning his or her term.
  • Must possess demonstrated leadership skills, either as an officer or committee chair of the Inn, or through a leadership position with another legal or community organization.
Commitment Required

  • 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.

  • Meet with the outgoing President, Counselor, Secretary-Treasurer and committee chairs to review the current standing of the various operational areas of the Inn.
  • 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.
Responsible To/Responsible For

  • The President is the presiding member of the Executive Committee.
  • The President appoints the committee chairs.