News Release
March 30, 2021

On April 28, 2021, the Law Society and the Jack Webster Foundation present “When Journalists Investigate: How to Navigate a Story with High Stakes and Deep Consequences,” the 2021 Law and the Media Workshop. The Law and the Media Workshop offers an opportunity for journalists, student journalists and journalism educators to refresh and enhance their knowledge of the laws around reporting and journalism.

In this year’s workshop, explore the legal pitfalls and implications when a journalist gets caught up in a missing person’s case. A panel of experts will follow an unfolding scenario and provide insights on navigating police, tipsters, prisons, court access, a family’s grief and major potential for defamation.

Sign up for this free interactive workshop and be informed by the 2021 panel members:

  • Dan Burnett, QC, media lawyer, Owen Bird Law Corporation
  • John L. Daly, investigative reporter, AM980 CKNW
  • Cassidy Olivier, city editor, The Vancouver Sun/The Province
  • Farid Muttalib, legal counsel, CBC/Radio-Canada

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (note this date has been changed from a previous announcement)
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
Where: Online via Zoom

Admission is free. Reserve your place for this entertaining, interactive 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 regulates the legal profession in BC, protecting the public interest in the administration of justice by setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct for lawyers.


For further information contact:


Vinnie Yuen

Communications Officer