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Tweeting Jurors and Facebook-Scouring Divorce Lawyers: A Nov. 18 Conference Explores How Today's Media Affects Modern Trial Practices
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 - A half-day conference Nov. 18 will explore how social and other media affect modern trial practice, including issues like cameras in the courtroom, “gotcha” Facebook photos popping up in divorce cases, jurors Tweeting during trial, and bloggers demanding media credentials.
The conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 18, at Santa Clara University’s Bannan Hall, Room 139, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053. It is being presented by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media; the law firm Cooper, White & Cooper, and Santa Clara University School of Law.
Fees for members of the legal community who wish to attend the conference are $30, or $99 with 3 CLE credits. Attorneys can RSVP and register with Ben Holden, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 775-784-6531.
About a dozen judges, law professors, legal practitioners and journalists will join panels to discuss topics including:
*The Intersection of Social Media and Litigation, with labor attorney Steven M. Cerny
*Newsroom Searches and At-Home (Nontraditional) Journalists, with San Joaquin College of Law professor Jeffrey G. Purvis and Special Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Thomas Greer
*Recent Developments in e-Practice and Beyond, with Santa Clara University criminal law professor Gerald F. Uelmen; California 6th District Court of Appeal Presiding Judge Conrad L. Rushing; Reno, Nev., Second Judicial District Court Judge Janet Berry; and Davis Wright Tremaine partner Thomas R. Burke.
*How to Get What You Want, with Associated Press national legal correspondent Linda Deutsch; Santa Clara University communication and law professor Dr. SunWolf; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton partner James Chadwick; and Judge Janet Berry.
The topics are featured in the current Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal on “Media in Modern Trial Practice,” published by University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media.
Members of the media are welcome to attend but are asked to RSVP in advance to Deborah Lohse of SCU Media Relations, email@example.com, 408-554-5121.
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