Vision and Inspiration.
The Temple Bar in Zimbabwe, like The Temple Bar in the United States of America, is inspired by The Temple Bar in England. It follows the concept of affiliation to Inns of Court, whose primary object is the promotion of professionalism, civility, ethics, and legal skills amongst the Zimbabwean Bench and Bar, in a collegial setting, through continuing education and mentoring provided by the Zimbabwe Inns of Court. The Inns of Court meetings typically consist of a shared meal and a programme presented by one of the Inn's pupillage teams and frequently by retired judges.
While The Temple Bar and the Zimbabwe Inns of Court hope to share a collegial relationship with the English and American Inns, there is no formal or legal relationship, nor is a formal relationship presently contemplated. It is our intention in opportune time, however, to sign a Declaration of Friendship with the English and American Temple Bar and Inns of Court, establishing visitation procedures under which Inn members can acquire a letter of introduction that will officially introduce them to the Inns in England, Ireland, and the United States with reciprocal procedures available for English and Irish barristers as well as American practitioners.