Friday, January 13, 2012

Houston WikiLeaks debate for for journalists lawyers and others 1/28/2012

WikiLeaks Debate – Sat 1/28/12 at South Texas College of Law

The 26th Law and the Media Seminar will explore the legal, ethical and practical implications of WikiLeaks for journalists, lawyers, and the people and institutions affected by “antisecrecy vigilantes (New York Times).” The program will feature Geoffrey Robertson, the London-based lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt, who interviewed Mr. Assange and assessed the first trove of thousands of diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks.

The program also will include a panel discussion of the issues featuring Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C.; Don DeGabrielle, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas; David Adler, federal criminal defense attorney; and moderated by Tom Forestier, managing shareholder of the Houston office of Winstead PC.

Journalists, communication professionals, law students and journalism students attend at no charge. The cost for attorneys is $40 with advance reservations and includes 3.0 hours of MCLE credit, including 1 hour ethics credit. Door registration for attorneys is $50, space permitting. Continental breakfast is included.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
8:00-8:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00-10:00 Geoffrey Robertson QC, Doughty Street Chambers via Skype from London
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Eric Schmitt, Reporter, New York Times
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 The WikiLeaks Debate
Panelists: Lucy Dalglish, Don DeGabrielle, David Adler and Tom Forestier

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