News Release
May 19, 2010

Vancouver – The Law Society of BC and the Jack Webster Foundation invite reporters, editors and producers to participate in their free annual Law and the Media Workshop on Wednesday, June 9 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the Law Courts Inn restaurant, 206-800 Smithe St. in Vancouver (4th Floor of the court house). 

This roundtable discussion is not a press conference, but rather an opportunity for journalists to enhance their coverage of legal stories by boosting or refreshing their knowledge of law as it relates to journalism. This year’s topics are publication bans, access to court documents and an update on Supreme Court of Canada decisions that could affect how journalists do their day-to-day jobs. Panellists are:

The Honourable Mr. Justice Geoffrey Gaul
John Daly, reporter, Global BC
Louise Dickson, reporter, Times Colonist
David Sutherland, media lawyer
Dan Burnett, media lawyer

Admission is free and a complementary buffet dinner will be available at 5:30 pm. Presentations begin at 6:15 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. Register by contacting Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604-261-6184 or

The Law Society of BC is the governing body of the legal profession in the province. Under the provisions of the Legal Profession Act, the Law Society is responsible for the licensing, professional conduct and discipline of the more than 10,000 lawyers in BC. 


For information, other than registration, contact:

Dana Bales
Communications Officer


Robyn Crisanti
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs

To register, contact:

Nora Newlands
Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation