Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hoosier Suffragism for CLE Credit!

The Indiana Supreme Court will hold a free CLE event, My Place is in the Voting Booth: Hoosier Suffragette Helen M. Gougar, on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

The event is sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court Legal History Lecture Series with support from the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. The lecture will highlight the work of Helen M. (Jackson) Gougar of Lafayette, Indiana. In 1897, Gougar became one of the first women to argue in front of the Indiana Supreme Court. The case, Gougar v. Timberlake, focused on the failure of the Tippecanoe County election board to allow Gougar to vote in an 1894 local election. In January 1895, Gougar was admitted to the bar in Tippecanoe County (the first woman to do so) and represented herself that same afternoon.

Seating is limited to the first 150 reservations. Email: shachey@courts.state.in.us

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