Inn Topics & Meetings
Topics are selected by a Committee. Anything
relevant to family law is open for assignment. Topics may
range from Preparing for a Custody Trial; Prenuptial and Postnutal
Agreements; to Primer on Paternity and Child Support
Pupilage groups are composed of:
Advisor- who usually is a senior
lawyer, and whose job it is to be a guide for the team;
Team Leader- whose job it is to organize the team
and focus the members, arrange the planning meetings for the
team presentation, and organize
the materials for the presentation;
Court Leader - usually a Judge or a Master, who
will provide input and a view from the bench, and participate in
Team Members- attorney members of the
Each member of the team must have a part in the presentation,
whether in the performance, writing, research or any
Each meeting follows a similar format. Dinner is served at 6:30
PM, followed by introductory remarks by the President.
The CLE program begins promptly at 7:00PM. The meeting
concludes at 8:00 PM. It is recommended that members arrive between
6:00 PM and 6:30 PM to give them an opportunity to visit and
network with colleagues.
At the conclusion of the program year, the Inn holds an annual
banquet. All members in good standing are invited to attend
the banquet. Guests may not be invited to the annual banquet.
There is no CLE presentation at the banquet, and awards are given
out for various categories including best presentation.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Members of the Inn are entitled to receive continuing legal
education credits for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for their
attendance at meetings. Each meeting incorporates a 1 hour CLE that
is planned, prepared and presented by one of the pupilage groups,
and covers one of the pre-selected topics.