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Courts in the Classroom > Legal History Lecture Series > How Lawyers Help Preserve Land How Lawyers Help Preserve Land


The Indiana Supreme Court held a free CLE event, "How Lawyers Help Preserve Land," on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

This is a free CLE event sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court Legal History Lecture Series with support from the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. It has been assigned course number 120843 for 1.5 hours. Registration will be completed at the door.

About the Event

This lecture, to be held on Earth Day 2009, will focus on the various ways that lawyers help preserve Indiana's natural heritage through their work with different land trusts, estate planning, and conservation options for private landowners. The session will focus on both why we should work to preserve historic land and structures and some basic how-tos. Speakers will include Christian Freitag, Executive Director of the Sycamore Land Trust, and Kristin Fruehwald, member of the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Land Trust.

This event is part of the Indiana Supreme Court's partnership in the multi-year Natural Heritage of Indiana project that has resulted in the WFYI award-winning four-part documentary "The Natural Heritage of Indiana." Educational outreach is funded in part by a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to the Friends of the Indiana State Archives.

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Christian Freitag, Executive Director, Sycamore Land Trust, Bloomington, Indiana.
Christian Freitag is an attorney and the Executive Director of Sycamore Land Trust, a regional land conservation group in southern Indiana. Christian is also a doctoral candidate in Public Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where his research focuses on the National Environmental Policy Act in public land management agencies. Previously, Christian was a law clerk for Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court. He lives outside of Bloomington with his wife Paige and their two Labrador retrievers.

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Kristin Fruehwald, Board of Directors, Central Indiana Land Trust, Indianapolis.
Kristin G. Fruehwald is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP, resident in the Indianapolis, Indiana office. She is co-chair of the firm's Estate Planning Practice Group. Kristen concentrates her practice on the wide range of legal services affecting estate planning and estate administration. She regularly represents clients in tax planning; business succession planning; charitable giving; guardianships and adoptions; and estate, trust, and tax litigation. She is the Outstanding Alumna of the Year at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.


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