Memphis Inn of Court Branch Installs New Officers

Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court New Officers

Amy J. Amundsen, President
Judge Christopher Craft, Vice-President/Treasurer
Emily Taube, Secretary/Asst. Treasurer

Mark Vorder-Bruegge, Jr., Immediate Past President (mid-year 2010 to 2011)
Judge Jon P. McCalla, Immediate Past President
Judge Robert L. Childers, Emeritus Representative
Judge Phyllis Gardner, Program Chair
Michael Tauer, Membership Chair

American Inns of Court began in England and follows the traditional English model of legal apprentice. The American Inn of Court members include judges, lawyers, law deans, law professors and law students. They meet once a month to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, legal skills and professional development. The Inn is designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. Members learn side-by-side with the most experienced judges and attorneys in their community.

The local Leo S. Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court was formed in 1995. Membership in the local AIC is divided into four different categories: Pupils, for law students; Associates, for attorneys who have been practicing up to 3 years; Barristers, for attorneys who have practiced for 5 to 15 years; and Masters of the Bench, for judges, law professors, and attorneys who have practiced 15 or more years.

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