Art and Law at 2015 ABA Convention for Litigation Section

Can the visual arts teach you to be a better trial lawyer?   That was the question before a group of trial lawyers from across the US who gathered in New Orleans and heard our presentation last week at the American Bar Association’s annual national meeting for its Litigation Section.  The topic was fun and visual, with large digital images of visual arts masterpieces on the screen, switching back and forth between art work and law work.  We looked at great paintings side-by-side with great US Supreme Court arguments and cases.  In the end, we explored the common ground between visual arts creativity and the creativity of great lawyering and judging.