News Release
January 26, 2015

Vancouver, January 26, 2015 – The Law Society and Jack Webster Foundation present “An Unfolding News Story” for their annual Law and the Media workshop.

The workshop will examine a fictional scenario involving an offer made to a reporter of a video taken by a drone and the subsequent legal pitfalls encountered as the story unfolds. The seminar will explore a wide range of issues from drone rules, leaked government documents, libel, privacy, bans, production orders or warrants through to unscheduled interviews, FOI demand-to-return, social media and copyright rules.

Meet our panelists:

Dan Burnett, media lawyer

Ethan Faber, assistant news director and managing editor, CTV News Vancouver

Gillian Shaw, digital life writer, The Vancouver Sun

Mike Wagner, media lawyer

The workshop offers tools and insights to help members of the media become legally savvy in today’s world of tech media. All members of media are invited to attend.

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Doors Open: 6 pm (pizza available)
Workshop: 6:30 pm
Location: Law Society of BC, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver (9th floor)

Admission is free, however, space is limited. Register now with your name, contact information and media organization to the Jack Webster Foundation at 604.261.6184 or

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 11,000 practising 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 contact:

Ryan-Sang Lee
Communications Officer

Taylore Ashlie
Director, Communications and Knowledge Management