News Release
June 02, 2011

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 22 at the Law Society of BC, 845 Cambie Street, 9th floor. Doors open at 5:30 pm and presentations begin promptly at 6:15 pm.

This 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 workshop is entitled, Socially sound, legally smart: the legal implications for journalism of an on-line age. Presentations will cover everything from tweeting in the courtroom to pulling photos off Facebook for stories. Panellists are:

Robert Anderson, QC, media lawyer
Kim Bolan, columnist and blogger, Vancouver Sun
The Honourable Mr. Justice Geoffrey Gaul
Dan Burnett, media lawyer
Theresa Lalonde, CBC reporter and social media trainer

Admission is FREE and a complementary buffet dinner will be available at 5:30 pm. Presentations begin promptly at 6:15 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. Register by contacting Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604.261.6184 or

Please share this information with your colleagues who may be interested in attending.

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.


For further information, other than registration, contact:

Dana Bales
Communications Officer (Wednesday through Friday)

Lesley Pritchard
Communications Officer