One-Day Law School for Journalists

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Our One-Day Law School for Journalists™ is an intensive program designed to support journalists and others in the media who face the challenge of reporting on the court system without a law degree.

Although this program was designed for journalists, it is open to all who are interested. There is no cost to participate, but attendees must register in advance in order to receive the information needed to attend. 

Click here to register for this year's program.

8:35 AM - 9:00 AM A Conversation on the Federal Judicial Process Hon. Mark A. Kearney, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Understanding & Covering Criminal Litigation 101 David Sonenshein, Prof. Emeritus, Temple University Beasley School of Law
9:55 AM - 10:05 AM Break  
10:05 AM - 10:55 AM Understanding & Covering Civil Litigation 101 Deborah Gross, President & CEO
10:55 AM - 11:40 AM Right to Know & Open Records

Paula Knudsen Burke, Local Legal Initiative Staff Attorney, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Melissa Melewsky, Media Law Counsel, PA NewsMedia Association

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM Break  
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Access to Information & the Impact of Disinformation on the Public's Confidence in Our Courts

David Bodney, Senior Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP

Hon. Peter Swann, Arizona Court of Appeals


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