This seminar was titled “Libel and Related Claims in the Media, on the Web, and in the Workplace.”
The program was designed for both theorists and practitioners. Experienced media lawyers discussed not only the basics, but also highlighted the trends in the law and shared their strategies for protecting their clients. A leading plaintiffs’ defamation lawyer shared what he looks for when evaluating whether a case is worth bringing. A prominent constitutional law professor discussed whether the courts have been reducing protections for speech about public officials – and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. An expert in media insurance law offered a primer on how to ensure that your business gets all the coverage it needs.
This program was for lawyers advising any business that communicates publicly on the Internet or any communications outlet operating in the print, broadcast, cable, or cyberspace realms; lawyers representing plaintiffs seeking to challenge the publishing or newsgathering practices of others; and lawyers, clients, journalists and bloggers seeking an introduction to these issues.