Defamation and Media Law

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Protecting reputation in the Information Age for media professionals, defamation practitioners, and ALL lawyers

"Jump Start on CPD 2015": Thursday, March 26, 2015;
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm—Contact Customer Service to register

(Original course: Friday, November 21, 2014)

Who should attend: Civil litigators and media management personnel.

Learning level: All levels

Media and defamation law continues to evolve in the face of rapid technological change, the growth of the Internet, and the boom in global communications. The fundamental issues remain the same but there are also many new twists engendered by new technology and its operation within larger social trends. This comprehensive one-day program will review a range of individual, corporate, and media issues in defamation and media law as well as explore practical practice matters facing counsel. The program will feature leading counsel on key issues that arise in all practice areas, from employment to family to communications to corporate law.

You will learn about... 

  • practice points on representing corporate clients and plaintiffs and defendants
  • the impact of the Internet and technology on defamation and media law
  • recent critical changes in the defences of “fair comment” and “responsible communication on a matter of public interest”
  • defamation issues arising in website, employment, corporate, business, securities, and other contexts
  • Charter and human rights issues and recent developments in the law of freedom of expression

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.5 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
David A. Crerar — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Michael A. Skene — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

"Jump Start on CPD 2015"
EARLY BIRD (Register by February 26, 2015 and SAVE): $405
After February 26, 2015: $450

Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials and lunch.

Webinar Archive: This course will be added to the Webinar Archive. Contact Customer Service to subscribe.

Unable to attend without financial support? To learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program click here and for our Easy Pay Plan click here.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer
Raymond Lee

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