I never noticed the angel figures on the courthouse annex, probably because of their obscure location. Now the figures will be prominently exposed on the new courts building. Which has me, as a lawyer, wondering: Why an angel? Below is a quoted excerpt from the commonlaw.com website regarding the "Lady of Justice."
"Representations of the Lady of Justice in the Western tradition occur in many places and at many times. She sometimes wears a blindfold, more so in Europe, but more often she appears without one. She usually carries a sword and scales. Almost always draped in flowing robes, mature but not old, no longer commonly known as Themis, she symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor."
Not suggesting the angel figures be replaced by the lady of justice w/scales. But what does an angel symbolize? Mercy and compassion, I guess. May even inspire some of our hard-core civil judges (no names, here).