Now Accepting Nominations for New Members for Next Year

As the Atlanta IP Inn’s year comes to a close and in anticipation of commencing our 2014-2015 program in the fall, it is time to begin the new member nominations process.  Download the member nomination form here, fill it out, and email it to Chason Carroll (address in the document). You must submit your nomination form by May 31 for it to be considered.

For more details on the nomination process, what and who we're looking for, be sure to see the email Chason sent to your member email address or click the link to "read more" below...
A few process notes:
  • Current members (except Pupils) do not require re-nomination and are automatically renewed for the new program year if they have met the attendance requirements for the 2013-2014 year.
  • Each current member in good standing may nominate one prospective new member.  New Pupil members (currently enrolled law students) will be nominated through a separate process and should not be nominated using the attached form.
  • Inns of court focus on the development of mentoring, civility, and ethics in a collegial setting.  In order to achieve these objectives, membership is limited.  The Atlanta IP Inn of Court is open to selected attorneys, judges, law clerks, legal academics and law students in the Atlanta region who are proven or potential leaders in the Intellectual Property Bar.  Nominations are subject to review and evaluation by the Executive Committee.  Additional criteria such as ideal Inn size and practice diversity will also be taken into consideration.  Invitations to selected nominees will be extended during the summer.
  • You should feel free to discuss membership with the candidate you plan to nominate, including providing them with the nomination form to assist you in completing the requested information.  The "Additional Comments" section of the nomination form can be used to identify the candidate’s area of IP interest (e.g., litigation, transactional, prosecutions, patent, copyright, trademark, etc.) or provide other information that you or the candidate believe may be relevant to the Executive Committee’s consideration.
  • The Inn builds collegiality and professionalism through the regular attendance and participation of our members.  Meetings are held in September, October, November, February, March, April and May during the program year.  The candidate you nominate should be committed to participating fully in the Inn’s schedule of meetings.  Additionally, please inform the candidate of the following annual membership dues: 
    • $350 Master of the Bench
    • $275 Barrister
    • $175 Associate
    • $100 Government Attorney, Judicial Clerk or Legal Academic
  • While we invite nominations, we note that the Inn is currently at capacity for membership, and there are likely to be very few openings for new members for next year. If you would like to nominate a new member, please do so by completing the attached nomination form and returning it to me by email.
Thank you, Chason Carroll, Membership Chair 2014-2016