Each Inn year the Inn’s members are divided in eight “pupillage teams”, with each team consisting of a few members from each membership category: Associates, Barristers and Masters. Each pupillage team conducts one program for the Inn during the Inn Year. Pupillage team members gather informally outside of monthly meetings in groups of two or more. This allows the less-experienced attorneys to become more effective advocates and counselors by learning from the more-experienced attorneys and judges.

Following is a listing of the Team Presentations scheduled for the Inn year 2019-2020.
Prior Inn years Team Presentations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Inn year 2019-2020

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Team Leaders: Monty McIntyre and Brian Funk
Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101

September
2019


October
2019

Best Practices for Effective Settlement Negotiations
Team Leaders: Alan Mansfield and James Frantz
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101


NOvember
2019

Attracting, Keeping & Controlling Clients
Team Leaders: David Schneider and Michael Perez
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101


FEBRUARY
2020

ESI in Litigation
Team Leaders: Sabrina Feve and Ben Morris
Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101


March
2020

Mee Too II
Team Leaders: Jerrilyn Malana and Dana Grimes
Date: March 19, 2020
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101


APRIL
2020

How Millennials are Affecting the Practice of Law
Team Leaders: Steven Vosseller and Judy Bae.
Date: April 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101


MAY
2020

Petco Presentation (Topic to be Announced)
Team Leaders: Angela Mullins and Frank Tobin
Date: TBD in May or June 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Petco Park


Prior Inn Years Team Presentations

Inn Year 2018-2019

September
2018

People v. Sanchez, featuring California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan
Team Leaders: Justice Judith Haller and Judy Bae.
Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
Location: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP,
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California, 92101


October
2018

How to Handle Difficult Opposing Counsel
Team Leaders: Frank Tobin and Mark Conover.
Date: October 18, 2018

Learning to effectively navigate the challenges of dealing with difficult opposing counsel can be one of the most important skills needed in the practice of law.  Our presentation will discuss what civility and integrity mean in the context of the legal community both in principal and practice.  We will then provide real life examples of dealing with difficult opposing counsel and provide a forum to discuss best practices in responding professionally. 

The program will include a panel of experts within different legal disciplines (judiciary, criminal, civil, etc.) that will address the various bad experiences that were provided by the Inn members, which discussion will then be opened to the entire Inn.  We will address the different dynamics that lawyers may face and provide practical ideas for how to effectively navigate these unique situations. 


November
2018

The Use of Storytelling in Advocacy
Team Leaders: Steven Vosseller and Rebecca Kanter
Date: November 15, 2018


february
2019

The "Me Too" Movement's Effect on the Practice of Law and the Judiciary
Team Leaders: Jerrilyn Malana and Dana Grimes
Date: February 21, 2019

Focusing on San Diego’s legal community, a panel featuring Ninth Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown, Judge Joan Weber, and employment law experts, will help us explore how we can become “active bystanders” in the #MeToo movement locally. We’ll share experiences and learn tips that will empower all of us to #DoBetter at ensuring that the San Diego legal community does not ignore or tolerate sexual harassment or sexual assault.


March
2019

Analyzing and Proving Damages
Team Leaders: Nancy Stagg and John Freni
Date: March 21, 2019


April
2019

How to Convince Your Judge
Team Leaders: Stephen Hogan and Robert Knaier
Date: April 18, 2019


May
2019

Institutional Responsibility of Sexual Abuse in Sports at Petco Park with Padres Game
Team Leaders: James Frantz and Antonio Maldonado
Date: May 6, 2019

Universities and other organizations, such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, have at times turned a blind eye towards allegations of sexual abuse. Sometimes some organizations have even covered up the allegations. What is their responsibility, civilly and criminally, in sexual abuse cases? Who else can be held responsible? Would insurance cover this liability? Does insurance ever cover the organization’s directors?

This Team Presentation will be followed by admission to a baseball game featuring the San Diego Padres vs. the New York Mets, with private seating in the Pacifico Porch (near Section 122 on Field Level) with buffet style ballpark fare.