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New York Fair Trial Free Press - Live Webcast

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Friday, March 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Free CLE Program for NYSBA Members

New York Fair Trial/Free Press Conference
CLE Live Program and Webcast

Sponsored by the New York Fair Trial/Free Press Conference, Committee on Media Law and the New York State Bar Association

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. |
CLE Program | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

New York State Bar Association | State Bar Center
One Elk Street | Albany, New York 12207

2.0 MCLE Credits | 2.0 credits in areas of professional practice

Featuring a distinguished panel of federal and state judges, prosecutors, print and broadcast journalists, and defense and media counsel, this program will explore the interplay of First Amendment rights to attend and report on criminal trials and the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.

Learn about the use of video recordings on smartphones, the use of social media as evidence and media and the law. 

This program combines a discussion of a hypothetical case scenario with an overview of media law. 

Panelists will explore topics including:

  • Libel
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Criminal subpoenas and the press
  • Social Media
  • Police Cams
  • Cameras in the Courtroom
  • Press Access to Police Actions
  • Video-taping of interrogations
Topics to be Covered
Public Access Guide to Court Proceedings and Records/Use of Electronic Devices and Cameras in the Courts (7th Judicial District)
Access to the Courts, Public Access to Family Court
Cameras in the Courts
Civil Rights Law § 52
Judiciary Law § 218
Rules of the Chief Judge Part 29
Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge Part 131
Sample Application to Conduct Audio-Visual Coverage

Opening Remarks
Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq., President, New York State Bar Association

Rex Smith, Editor & Vice President, Times Union
Hon. Albert Rosenblatt, Associate Judge (retired), New York Court of Appeals

Program Faculty and Panelists
Hon. Mae D’Agostino, Judge, U.S. District Court
Hon. Craig D. Apple Sr., Albany County Sheriff
Hon. Thomas A. Breslin, Judge, New York State Supreme Court
Gary Craig, Investigative Reporter, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Michael J. Grygiel, Esq., Greenburg Traurig LLP
Hon. Kathleen B. Hogan, District Attorney of Warren County, New York 
Elaine Houston, Reporter/Anchor, NewsChannel 13 WNYT-TV 
Grant C. Jaquith, Esq., Chief Deputy U.S. Attorney for Northern New York 
Brendan J. Lyons, Investigations Editor, Times Union 
Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge of New York
David E. McCraw, Esq., Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times
Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq., General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association
Terence L. Kindlon, Esq., Defense Lawyer, The Kindlon Law Firm, PLLC

This program includes a networking luncheon.  Pre-registration required.

Free for NYSBA Members, Members of the Press and Members of the Judiciary*
$150 for Non-Member Attorneys*
Non-Members and Members of the Press can register online by creating a user ID and password. For Members of the Press, please select the Free co-sponsoring rate when registering. You may also register by calling 1-800-582-2452.

Unable to Attend in Person?  A Live Webcast Option is Available.
This program is transitional and is approved for all attorneys, including those newly admitted.

If you have any questions about this program, contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. Director of Law Practice Management, Michella Weiss, Law Practice Management Program Coordinator, or Christina Couto, Editor of the State Bar News.

Reg: 11:30 a.m. Program: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys. IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452