The Tenth Annual Court History and Continuing Legal Education Symposium Legal Education Symposium will be presented on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Court House, 46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. The program will be held in the Sarah Evans Barker Courtroom (Courtroom 216). Organized by the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and sponsored by the Court, this two-hour Continuing Legal Education event (approval pending) will be held from 1 to 3:15 p.m.
This year’s event will feature an exploration of legal history and the law through various forms of art. The first hour will feature a conversation with the filmmakers behind And Justice for All: Indiana’s Federal Courts, a new documentary film commissioned by the Court Historical Society. Moderated by project manager and court historian Doria Lynch, the three men behind Gudaitis Production will discuss how and why they chose to focus on specific historic cases in the film, how they conducted their research, and how they managed to bring to legal history to life for a variety of audiences. The second hour will feature a virtual art and architectural tour of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, led by Doria Lynch. This photographic tour will examine the rich collection of art in the building and how it ties to the history of the judiciary. From classical symbols like the sword and scales of justice to the mystery behind a series of frieze murals featuring the names of 13 Supreme Court justices, the art and architecture of the building will serve as the context for an exploration of the evolution of the depictions of justice and related themes over the last century.
Registration is required for this event, and space is limited. RSVP by November 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana receive complimentary registration. For non-members wishing to attend the event, the registration fee is $50 and includes a one year membership to the Court’s Historical Society. The fee may be paid by cash, check, or money order at the event. For more information, contact Doria Lynch at: Doria_Lynch@insd.uscourts.gov or (317) 229-3729.