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Date Published

October 26, 2020


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Media and the Law


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Media and the Law The Press The Law Protestors

1.5 Hours of CLE

Moderator: Lee Fisher, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Description: This panel will focus on the intersection of journalism and ethics in covering protests and protest narratives in the news, also addressing how adaptive technology is changing the ways that protests are covered. When Cleveland announced its downtown curfew, there didn’t seem to be a press policy exception, raising questions about exactly who qualifies as press (with reference to recent litigation in Portland on this subject).

Terry Gilbert, Attorney, Friedman & Gilbert
Cory Shaffer, Reporter, The Plain Dealer &
Elizabeth Bonham, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Christopher Rivero, Attorney, Esparza Rivero

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Terry Gilbert
Attorney - Friedman & Gilbert

Using the law to fight for equality and justice has been a focus for Gilbert for decades. It took root when he was in college... Read More

Cory Shaffer
Reporter - The Plain Dealer &

Accomplished journalist whose eight years of experience include breaking and enterprise reporting on crime and criminal... Read More

Elizabeth Bonham
Staff Attorney - American Civil Liberties Union

My practice is focused on civil rights and civil liberties litigation. My litigation and research experience includes 1983... Read More

Christopher Rivero
Attorney - Esparza Rivero

The University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OHJuris DoctorNamed “Best Advocate” in 2015 Akron Law Trial Academy;... Read More

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