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Trying High-Profile Cases in Today's Media Environment

Monday, November 21, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Chairman David Boies

The ranks of newspapers, newspaper readers, and traditional journalists are rapidly dwindling and being replaced by bloggers, twitterers, “citizen journalists,” and other so-called social and new media.  

The relationship between the courts and the media has always been rocky. The emergence of new and social media clearly raises the stakes and poses novel problems. 

In a fast-paced, multi-media “talk show” format, renowned judges, lawyers, and journalists (representing both conventional and new media) will use real-life examples “ripped from the headlines” – screening actual news reports on select trials – to highlight the growing challenges of litigating high-profile cases in a world where a 24/7 news cycle is the norm, the journalists' code of ethics is being rewritten on the fly, and jurors are negotiating book deals during coffee breaks and researching case details on their Blackberrys to reach a verdict.  Can “trial by twitter” be far behind?

Don’t miss this frank and stimulating exchange on how to protect parties’ rights to a fair trial while – at the same time – satisfying the rights of the public and media to access to the courts.

CLE Premier Speaker Series Webinar: This program is offered as a live, online class. Registrants may only participate through the webinar.

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Outside Speakers:

Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn, Northern District of Texas Dallas, TX

Honorable Gene E. K. Pratter, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Randall M. Kessler, Founding Partner, Kessler & Solomiany, Atlanta, GA

Jonathan Turley, George Washington University, Washington, DC

External Link: Click here to Register