One-Day Law School for Journalists™

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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.

Keynote Speaker:

Cherri Gregg

  • Afternoon Host/News Anchor, WHYY
  • Former Community Affairs Reporter, KWY Newsradio
  • Creator & Former Host & Executive Producer, Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg
  • Past President, Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists

Panel Discussions:

Grand Jury Process

  • Jennifer Buck | PA Senior Deputy Attorney General, Supervisor of Grand Jury Unit
  • Eli Segal | Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
  • Michael Schwartz | Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Right to Know Act & Transparency

  • Nathan Byerly | Deputy Executive Director, Office of Open Records
  • Michael Joyce | Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Melissa Melewsky | Media Law Counsel, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

Hot Topics Affecting the Press: From Subpoenas to SLAPPs

  • Kaitlin Gurney | Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP (Moderator)
  • Paula Knudsen Burke | Staff Attorney, Local Legal Initiative and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Holly Lubart | Vice President, Government Affairs, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
  • Max Mishkin | Associate, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Al-Amyn Sumar | Counsel, The New York Times

There is no cost to register for this program, but you must register in advance in order to receive the information needed to access the virtual program.

Click here to register for the program.

This program is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. 

Event Details


Virtual Program