One-Day Law School for Journalists™
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.
"I cannot emphasize how helpful this was, and how much it will inform my reporting. I am so grateful for these resources." - 2019 Pittsburgh Participant
2022 One-Day Law School for Journalists
This program was held on July 26, 2022. Thank you to all who participated!
Click here to watch a recording of the 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