Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Leadership Summit?

In past years, the American Inns of Court has hosted one-day forums for Inn leaders across the country, designed to bring current and future Inn leaders together to share challenges, problem-solve and learn about available resources to optimize their Inn’s performance and continue to improve the quality of the member experience.

Due to travel and meeting restriction related to the pandemic, the Summits have been divided into three topic areas where participants will discuss strategies for recruiting and engaging members, structuring pupillage teams and mentoring activities, and creating educational programs. Each session will have a maximum of 25 participants to allow for discussion, and will run approximately 75 minutes.

Who should attend?

All current, future, and aspiring Inn leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Inn executive committees have found the most success when more than one of their members attends a summit session. Inn members who are not yet officers but are interested in getting more involved in leadership are also invited to attend a summit to learn about what goes into leading an Inn.

I have never attended a Leadership Summit. Why should I attend?

It is easy for Inn leaders to feel mired in details—from dues payments to meeting RSVPs, or to continue with the same ways of doing things, believing there are nothing new to learn.  Administrative duties are time consuming and can pull you away from the bigger picture.  Summit sessions allow you to step back, redirect your focus on the best ways to deliver an Inn experience that meets members’ needs and connects them with the entire American Inns of Court movement. 

I have attended a previous Leadership Summit. Why should I attend again?

As a prior participant, you know the invaluable networking, brainstorming, and planning that happen at Leadership Summits. By participating in a summit session, you are ensuring that your Inn has up-to-date information, tools, and resources from the American Inns of Court.  Additionally, However, your insights and contributions to the discussions provide ideas and insights the other Inn leaders participating in the session.

When are the Leadership Summits?

The 2021 Leadership Summit Virtual Sessions will be held online.  Visit the program page  for session topics and dates and choose the ones most convenient for you.

How much does it cost to attend a Leadership Summit?

The Leadership Summit Virtual Sessions are offered at no charge. However, space is limited, so don’t wait too long to register.

What will I bring come away with as a result of participating?

Year after year, Inn leaders leave Leadership Summits with a refreshed perspective on Inn success and new approaches for managing their Inns.  You will hear interesting ideas to address your members’ educational and mentoring needs and consider ways to make your Inn the pre-eminent legal organization in your community.

What if I have to cancel my registration?

We understand that sometimes life and work get in the way of our plans.  If you find that you need to cancel your registration, please contact us in writing at as soon as possible.

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