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Jonathan Sherman to Lecture at European Conference on Courts and Communication

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jonathan Sherman, a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP has been invited by the Republic of Hungary to give one of three lead lectures at the upcoming Third Annual European Conference on Courts and Communication, to be held in Budapest on October 15 & 16, 2015. 

Each fall, Hungary’s National Office for the Judiciary organizes approximately 100 participants from 25-30 countries--led by “nationally and internationally acclaimed experts”--to discuss controversies and problems raised by courts and communication.  Past issues have included data protection, the image of courts, rights of publicity, relations with the press, the like.  Prior lecturers include:

Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Juan-Carlos Gonzáles Álvarez of the European Court of Justice; George Freeman, Executive Director of the New York-based Media Law Resource Center; and Attila Péterfalvi, President of the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Mr. Sherman’s speech is entitled “O.J.’s Infinity Mirror.”  It will explore how televising the O.J. Simpson criminal trial changed the way the American judiciary thinks about audio-visual recording and coverage of courts—and how it altered the path of the law of freedom of speech in America in the twenty years since a Los Angeles jury acquitted Simpson of murdering his wife and a friend.

Related Lawyer: Jonathan Sherman

Related Practice: Constitutional Law
and First Amendment / Mass Media