The Chapter's members are divided into seven pupillage groups. The Executive Board select the group members and ensures that each group includes Masters, Honorary Masters, Barristers, and Associates who would not otherwise encounter each other frequently in their daily work. Group assignments may be changed for good cause. Members desiring to change groups must do so as early as possible. They may also be asked to find a member of another group willing to take their place and inform the president of the changes.

Pupillage groups will generally include at a minimum 1 Judge Master, 1 Attorney Master, 2-3 Barristers, and 3-4 Associates. The pupillage groups meet on several occasions to prepare their program. The groups choose their own meeting places and times. Each group has a designated "group leader" who is responsible for scheduling the group meetings. Generally, each group leader is a member of the Program Committee.

Each pupillage group must prepare and present one of the Chapter's seven programs. Suggested program topics of interest are formulated by the Program Committee and assigned to each pupillage group. (Modifications to the assigned program topic may be requested, so long as approval is obtained from the Program Chair to insure there is no duplication of programs in any given year.) The group's responsibilities include: (1) selecting the format most likely to present the assigned topic in an interesting manner; (2) preparing and copying for distribution any written materials; and (3) preparing an AIC Demonstration Report which is submitted to the President for transmission to the AIC Foundation. For presentation purposes, programs are structured to elicit audience participation and to foster general discussion.

In addition to presenting a program, the pupillage groups provide Inn members an opportunity to become better acquainted with other lawyers practicing in our legal community and with members of the bench. The pupillage groups are the principal component of the Inn's mentoring activities. Their diverse membership is intended to build an inter-generational relationship that encourages frank and personal discussion of matters of practice, ethics, civility, and all other aspects of the practice of law. The most experienced members of the group are encouraged to pass on the best of the practice to the less experienced members. Accordingly, Masters are encouraged to provide their Associate colleagues with opportunities to observe them in court, in depositions, or in the office. Masters are also expected to schedule and participate in social gatherings of their pupillage group.