Breaking the class into small groups to work on case studies allows the trainees to apply the knowledge and reinforce their learning, it also allows me to rest my wings for a few minutes.
I have returned from Detroit. The training was a smashing success. One of our local experts was a local judge. She is legendary. She started out by telling me about her plans to go bear hunting in Alaska in September and finished with a story about riding a Jet-Ski across the bay to perform an emergency wedding (the priest had a car accident and was headed to the hospital) with her judicial robes flowing in the breeze. If all judges were like her, I'd go back to trial law.