Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Coordinator for
Court History and
Public Education Programs

Pho: 317.233.8682

Sarah Kidwell
Outreach Coordinator

Pho: 317.234.3055


2011 Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History

More Awards

Courts in the Classroom > Lesson Plans & Materials > Summer Teacher Workshop 2011 Summer Teacher Workshop 2011

June 13-24, 2011 from 8:00am-12:30pm

From the Inside Out: How Indiana's Courts Work

The Indiana Supreme Court, in partnership with the Indiana Bar Foundation, will offer a workshop on June 13 - 23 from 8:00am - 12:30pm.  June 24th will be set aside for completion of the final project.

About the Workshop

This hands-on workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the daily operation of Indiana's various courts and to provide resources for use in teaching about the courts and the law.

Possible trips include visits to a juvenile court, a small claims court, a traffic court, and the women's prison.  Other activities include a research session in the law library, an appellate oral argument, and question and answer sessions with trial court judges, prosecutors, and public defenders to name a few.

For more information or registration, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, Assistant to the Chief Justice for Court History and Public Education, at or 317-232-2550.

The Indiana Supreme Court will provide a stipend of $50 to the first 20 registrants.  The stipend will be paid directly to the participants on the last day of the workshop. Assistance with travel costs for those outside Indianapolis may be available.

General Overview

Other Resources

Trial Courts

Indiana Appellate Courts

Oral Argument Materials
Court's Actions
Other Resources

Video Resources

See also Jury Orientation Video: "Indiana Jury Service: Duty, Privilege, Honor"

Download a Printable Flyer for this Workshop

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