Deegan Inn of Court

Riverside, CA

March 27, 2019 MCLE

Team Washington Irving discussed Jack and the Beanstalk by Joseph Jacobs in its presentation. The team members are Judicial Master Irma Asberry, Attorney Master Marlene Allen, Barrister Sylvia Choi, Barrister Chris Heikaus Weaver, and Associate Gareit Newstrom. Special guest John Boyd also presented with the team.

The program began with a short clip, showing the story a version of Jack and the Beanstalk (there are multiple versions.)

Judge Asberry moderated the program, which focused on ethics, civility and professionalism when dealing with several scenarios involving the named partner of the firm (Mr. Ogre, portrayed by Mr. Boyd) who was sexually harassing young associates and experiencing dementia. Additional scenarios presented were Jack, a longtime associate of the firm, leaving to start his own firm, taking clients with him, and settling their cases without consent, as well as the Golden Hen padding her billing.

The program was presented in the style of the game show “Family Feud.”


Each team member portrayed characters within Jack and the Beanstalk, complete with a costume for the golden hen.

The Golden Hen

The Golden Hen

Audience members participated in answering questions in the final round of “Family Feud.”

After the presentation concluded, votes were cast as to how Team Washington Irving ranked for its presentation on Jack and the Beanstalk by Joseph Jacobs. Results of the votes will be announced at the September 2019 Meeting of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court.