January 23, 2019 MCLE Presentation
Team Erle Stanley Gardner discussed Cinderella by The Brothers Grimm in its presentation Cinderella: The Case of the Golden Slipper. The team members are Judicial Master Jacqueline Jackson, Attorney Master Mary Anne Forrest, Attorney Master Wendy Seto, Barrister Kelly Moran, Associate Everett Green, and Associate Michelanne Hrubic.
Judge Jackson moderated the program, which began with Attorney Master Wendy Seto providing a press release concerning Cinderella’s lawsuit. Cinderella (Aschenputtel) was portrayed by Attorney Master Mary Anne Forrest. Barrister Kelly Moran provided comments as attorney for the County. Audience members (aka reporters) asked questions of the panel.
The second vignette featured Associate Michelanne Hrubic, soliciting a potential action from Cinderella (Attorney Master Mary Anne Forrest). The attorney was paid $1500 to research issues involving Cinderella’s emancipation, by the Prince. After this consultation, Cinderella was advised that, in order to proceed with the paperwork, it would cost an additional $5000. When Cinderella said she was unable to pay that amount, she was given a business card for Legal Grinder and told to mention the attorney’s name when consulting with them. Questions were asked of the audience.
The final vignette featured Associate Everett Green as a “counselor” at Legal Grinder. He assured Cinderella that all she had to do was answer questions in their proprietary software program to find out her next steps. When questioned about whether he was an attorney, Mr. Green replied he was not and that he was not practicing law since “the program” would be the one to provide advice.
After the presentation concluded, votes were cast as to how Team Erle Stanley Gardner ranked for its presentation on Cinderella by The Brothers Grimm. Results of the votes will be announced at the September 2019 Meeting of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court.