One-Day Law School for Journalists™ 2021

Collage of One-Day Law School for Journalists speakers and panelists

One-Day Law School for Journalists™ supports journalists and others in the media who must cover the courts without a law degree. This program was sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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