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Inn of Court
The Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court is a dues-paying, members-only monthly meeting of litigators in Northern Kentucky. Student membership (free for students) is a chance for select students who are aspiring litigators to work closely with well-respected attorneys and judges in the community. Students receive the attention, assistance, support and critiques of the members of Inn of Court, and gain the confidence and skills of a seasoned attorney.  

Student Application Process:

  • Must attend at least five of eight monthly meetings in the academic year (generally 5:30-8:00 p.m. alternating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
  • Students must participate in a Pupilage Group (small group consisting of 1-2 students and 2-4 attorneys and judges who meet to prepare a presentation for one of the meetings) which will require meetings beyond those of the monthly meetings


Submit the following information by email to Jeannine Abukhater Lambert at by Wednesday, June 28. E-mail with any application questions.

  1. Email that includes:

            - Subject line:  INN OF COURT APPLICATION
            - Full name
            - Preferred name for name badges & awards
            - Mailing Address
            - NKU and personal email address
            - Phone number
            - A statement releasing your FERPA protected rights regarding your transcripts to Jeannine Abukhater Lambert of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and the Executive Committee of the Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court, including Lindsay Lawrence, Esq., The Lawrence Firm

      2.  Résumé; and

      3.  A cover letter that includes:

           - Addressee: 

Jeff Fichner, Esq.
Deters Fichner & Williams PLLC
6024 Rogers Lane
Burlington, KY 41005

             - Interest in joining the Inn, including whether you aspire to do litigation

            - Statement of commitment to attending at minimum 5 of the 8 monthly meetings and participating in a pupilage group (include in final paragraph of cover letter)

            - Statement regarding whether you currently work for any member of the Inn of Court (include in final paragraph of cover letter)