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For immediate release September 24, 2003

Free media law workshop sponsored by the Law Society of B.C. and the Jack Webster Foundation

The Law Society of B.C. and the Jack Webster Foundation are pleased to present their third annual media law workshop and dinner. This year's topic is Court Files, Confidential Sources and Libel Decisions. This workshop is offered free to journalists, editors and news directors in B.C.

Date: November 5, 2003

Time: 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: The Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe St., Vancouver

Workshop panellists include:

  • Rick Ouston, Convergence Editor, Vancouver Sun
  • David Sutherland, Barrister and Solicitor, Sutherland and Associates in Vancouver, counsel for the BC and Yukon Community Newspapers Association
  • Pat Nagle, former City Editor of the Vancouver Sun, Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Law Society of BC Lay Bencher
  • Nick Russell, former head of the VCC journalism program and professor of journalism at the University of Regina, author Morals and the Media
  • Robert Breivik, Barrister and Solicitor, Breivik and Co., counsel for Stockwatch Magazine


  • Researching court files - Searching court records for information about people and businesses
  • Confidential sources - Legal and ethical issues after the BC Supreme Court ruling in Bouaziz v. Ouston
  • Recent developments in libel law - The impact of the BC Supreme Court's decision in Ager v. Canjex (Stockwatch)

Admission is free and dinner is included, but seating is limited so register now by contacting the Jack Webster Foundation at, or 604-261-6184.