William S. Greenberg has been recently accepted as a Master of the Court by the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court.
The term, Inn of Court, is not well known in American legal culture, however, the appellation is well known in England where it originates. Inns of Court were English societies, unchartered and unincorporated, that were responsible for legal education dating back to the mid-13th Century.
American Inns of Court were formed in the 1980’s to emulate the English Courts in principle; becoming informal societies intended to improve ethics, skills, and professionalism in the U.S. legal system. Since then, several hundred Inns of Court have been founded. Members include judges, lawyers, law professors, and law students. Each court meets monthly to share a meal and hold discussions on topics related to the intent of each organization.
Inns of Court function as informal mentoring societies; where Masters and Barristers impart their experience and wisdom to other associates and law students.
The Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court, based in Essex County, New Jersey, was formed by the 2007 merger of the William J. Brennan Inn of Court and the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court. The Inn seeks to promote legal excellence in civil litigation and fidelity to the highest standards of professionalism.
The Inn offers its pupils the guidance of its Masters in monthly presentations on specific areas of practice, supplemented by the opportunity to practice their skills in smaller pupilage groups hosted by some of the pre-eminent firms in the area.
Masters and Barristers enjoy the opportunity to discuss issues in the law in an informal setting with their peers as well as members of the Essex County Judiciary.
The opportunity to discuss law in an informal setting with colleagues one might normally oppose in court is intellectually stimulating and expands an attorney’s perspective.
William Greenberg has been involved at all levels of the court. Each level offers important perspectives and training no matter how experienced the practitioner. As a newly appointed Master, Mr. Greenberg looks forward to the opportunities to share what he has learned with his younger colleagues, while honing his skills in the process.
As a New Jersey personal injury attorney, William Greenberg stays at the forefront of personal injury law. His position as Master exemplifies his commitment to ongoing innovation and improved skill in his field of expertise.