October 24, 2018 MCLE Presentation
Team Henry Fielding discussed Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm in their presentation Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale. The team members are Judicial Master Randall Stamen, Attorney Master Stefanie Field, Attorney Master Eric Keen, Barrister Mark Mellor, Barrister Jean-Simon Serrano, Associate Kristine Borgia and Associate Traci Luis.
Hon. Randall Stamen led off the discussion with a presentation about their team namesake and an introduction into the classic fairy tale…it really is as grim as one would expect from The Brothers Grimm. Three vignettes were performed in teams of two to three members. The first vignette found Barrister Jean-Simon Serrano as The Witch from Rapunzel with flowing red hair and the typical witch’s hat, with a conical crown and a wide brim. The Witch consulted with Barrister Mark Mellor about options in connection with various letters received from the county, while this attorney made sexual advances towards The Witch. Members of the audience were involved in the discussion.
The second vignette showcased Attorney Master Stefanie Field and Attorney Master Eric Keen (who will take his oath of office as a judge on October 25, 2018). They were engaged in a pre-trial conference, discussing how to get evidence obtained illegally (a recorded conversation between The Witch and Rapunzel’s birth mother) into the criminal case involving The Witch. Members of the audience were involved in the discussion.
The third vignette involved Barrister Jean-Simon Serrano, Associate Kristine Borgia and Associate Traci Luis. In this vignette, Mr. Serrano was The Prince, being deposed by The Witch’s attorney, Ms. Luis, who was being obstructed with every question posed by The Prince’s attorney, Ms. Borgia. A discussion was held as to what types of sanctions could be imposed upon the parties for their conduct at the deposition. Members of the audience were involved in the discussion.
After the presentation concluded, votes were cast as to how Team Henry Fielding ranked for its presentation on Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm. Results of the votes will be announced at the September 2019 Meeting of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court.