News Release
March 04, 2019

Vancouver, March 4, 2019 – On April 11, 2019, the Law Society and the Jack Webster Foundation present “Exposing Scam Artists & the Journalist Source Protection Act: What All Reporters Need to Know,” the 2019 Law and the Media Workshop. The Law and the Media Workshop offers an opportunity for journalists to refresh and enhance their knowledge of the laws around reporting and journalism.

How can you report an alleged scam without putting yourself or your sources at legal risk? When the scam becomes a criminal proceeding, how do you get exhibits and report it safely? The workshop will navigate issues of defamation, responsible communication and the new Journalist Source Protection laws.

Sign up for this free interactive workshop and be informed by the 2019 panel members:

  • Dan Burnett, media lawyer, Owen Bird Law Corporation
  • Harold Munro, editor-in-chief, Vancouver Sun and The Province
  • Eve St-Laurent, media lawyer, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Rumina Daya, senior reporter, Global News

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Doors open: 6 pm (pizza is served)
Workshop: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Law Society of BC, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver (9th floor)

Admission is free but space is limited! Reserve your place at this entertaining and informative seminar by emailing the Jack Webster Foundation at and provide your name, title, and media organization you represent.

The Law Society of British Columbia upholds and protects the public interest in the administration of justice by ensuring the independence, integrity and competence of lawyers, establishing education and professional development standards for lawyers, regulating the practice of law and preserving and protecting the rights and freedoms of all persons.


For further information contact:

Mira Galperin

Communications Officer