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Journalists and Legal Professionals Are Invited to Attend "Law School"
For release: Feb. 17, 2006
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The University of Memphis will host a workshop focusing on issues concerning news coverage of court cases, such as the reporter's shield law, ethical limits of what judges and lawyers can say, plus a reporter's guide to the courts and relevant statutes. The Law School for Journalists will be held March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Room 250.

Speakers will include judges Bernice Donald, Robert Childers, and George Brown; journalists Marc Perrusquia, Janice Broach, and Joe Birch; attorneys Leslie Ballin and Steve Farese; former WREG-TV news anchor Jerry Tate; and Angus McEachran, former editor of The Commercial Appeal .

There is no charge to attend for journalists and judges unless CLE credit is needed. For judges seeking credit hours, there is a charge of $15. For attorneys seeking credit hours, there is a charge of $45; for attorneys who would like to attend but do not need credit hours, the fee is $30. Lunch will be provided.

Registration is available online at www.memphisbar.org.

For details, call Diedre Malone at The Carter Malone Group at 901-278-0881.

Sponsors are the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the School of Law, the Department of Journalism, and the Memphis Bar Association.

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