News Release
May 06, 2013

Vancouver – The Law Society of BC and the Jack Webster Foundation are pleased to present the 2013 Law and the Media Workshop. This year’s event will be held at the Law Society Building in Vancouver.

“Major crimes and mega trials: reporting on police, criminals and the courts in the 21st century,” will examine a fictional scenario involving an alleged gang leader and underling charged with murder and organized crime offences.

From the first press release announcing the arrests to the trial of the accused, the workshop will instruct journalists how to navigate a complex, developing story both inside and outside the courtroom. The seminar will explore the legal pitfalls of newsgathering and reporting, including how best to deal with confidential information, anonymous sources and publication bans.

The annual Law and the Media Workshop is an opportunity for reporters, producers and editors to refresh or enhance their knowledge of the law as it relates to journalism. This year’s panelists are:

            Dan Burnett, media lawyer

            Doriana Temolo, News Director, Global National

            Ros Guggi, Deputy Editor, The Province

            Michael Skene, media lawyer

Held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 on the 9th floor, Law Society Building, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver BC, admission is FREE and a complimentary meal will be available at 6pm. The 90 minute workshop will begin promptly at 6:30pm. 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 or to arrange an interview contact:

Ben Hadaway
Communications Officer

Robyn Crisanti
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs