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Brown Bag Lunch on Montana's CourthousesEducation :: Lecture also Art :: Book Reading
Brown Bag Lunch on Montana's Courthouses
12:00 PM
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, June 28, with a presentation by attorney and author Eric Olson. His presentations incorporate Montana history, true tales from Montana's courthouses, and personal insights gained from his own experiences inside their courtrooms.

Since leaving the practice of law in 2014 Eric has driven the length and breadth of Montana, logging more than 30,000 miles, visiting every courthouse in the state, reading and researching thousands of court case files and newspaper articles and interviewing dozens of witnesses. The story-telling technique he employs in his four volume series of Montana Courthouse Tales is a unique and novel approach to history. As one reviewer put it, in these books 'The History Channel' meets '48 Hours.'

Eric Olson is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Gonzaga University School of Law. After obtaining his law license he began a professional journey which took him to Alaska, the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Memphis, Tennessee and, eventually to the Big Sky country of Montana. Over the course of a thirty-five year career as a trial lawyer he represented clients in cases as divergent and challenging as claims for veterans suffering from PTSD as a result of the Vietnam War, industrial accidents suffered by oilfield workers on Alaska's North Slope, and labor grievances filed by state troopers, teachers, and others - not to mention a vast array of criminal cases involving charges up to and including first degree murder. Eric was the Chief Public Defender in Great Falls before becoming the first training coordinator for Montana's statewide Public Defender system.
The presentation will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.
Brown Bag Lunches are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Upcoming lectures will focus topics of local interest. For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.

Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Address: 17 West Quartz Street Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 4067823280

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