Law Society and Jack Webster Foundation Offer Law & Media Workshop

May 21, 2013

The Law Society of BC and the Jack Webster Foundation are once again offering a “Law and the Media” Workshop to BC journalists, producers, and editors.

The theme of this year’s event is “Major Crimes and Mega Trials”. The 90-minute workshop will be held at the Law Society Building at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

“From the first press release announcing the arrests to the trial of the accused, the workshop will instruct journalists how to navigate a complex, developing story both inside and outside the courtroom. The seminar will explore the legal pitfalls of newsgathering and reporting, including how best to deal with confidential information, anonymous sources and publication bans.”

Panelists include media lawyers Dan Burnett and Michael Skene, Global National news director Doriana Temolo, and The Province deputy editor Ros Guggi.

The event is free, but registration is required. A complimentary meal will be available at 6 p.m. To register, contact Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604- 261-6184 or email [email protected]

(Via the Law Society of BC)

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