Law Society of Alberta

November 14, 2007 12:55 ET

Law Society of Alberta to Hold Media and the Law Seminar

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2007) - The Law Society of Alberta will host the 2007 Media and the Law Seminar: Bans, Blogs & Boundaries at the new Calgary Courthouse Centre on Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The conference sessions will address timely issues including The Uneasy Marriage Between the Courts & Media: A case study of the Medicine Hat triple murder trials; Courthouse Journalism, American Style: Electronic Access to Justice; and Who Let the Blogs Out?: Citizen journalism and the rise of Internet Reporting. The conference will be facilitated by Paula Todd, host of CTV's The Verdict, and the lunch keynote speaker is Ian Hanomansing, host of CBC's News at Six.

"We are very pleased with the calibre of legal and media experts who have agreed to participate as panelists and commentators," says Jim Peacock, QC, President, Law Society of Alberta.

David Cohn, editor,; Gerry Nicholls, Senior Fellow with the Democracy Institute; Dawn Walton, national correspondent, The Globe & Mail; Scott Watson, partner in Parlee McLaw's Calgary office and specialist in media and defamation issues; James Neeley, crime and court reporter for the Medicine Hat News; and Professor Sanjeev Anand, Faculty of Law, the University of Alberta are among the 10 panelists confirmed for the seminar.

The Media and the Law seminar is presented annually for lawyers, the media, members of the judiciary and the public to address issues of common interest. The Law Society of Alberta is a vibrant organization that fulfils its mandate to protect the public interest while providing numerous services to Alberta lawyers.

For more information on or to register for the Law Society of Alberta 2007 Media and Law Seminar, visit

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