Forum on Communications Law

Network with lawyers in the print broadcast, online & mobile media, and the telecommunications industries. Keep up to date with cutting edge issues in defamation, privacy, commercial speech, freedom of information, data collection and use, FCC regulation, and First Amendment law.

26th Annual Conference: A Year of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Annual Conference will bring you the stimulating plenaries, robust discussion and intensive legal analysis by panelists that you have come to expect every year. In fact, there is even more CLE credits and more than double the amount of workshops – going from 4 workshop sessions to the ability to attend 10. Since the Forum has dedicated this year to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion are relevant in every aspect of its organization, it has expanded its programming to include relevant discussions on this topic and developed new programs aimed at increasing opportunities for the next generation of media lawyers. All this, while still offering CLE credits. In addition, a portion of your registration fee goes directly towards assisting diverse students or young lawyers interested in entering the field of media and communications law.

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Digital and Media Advocacy Leadership Academy

Designed for law school students and attorneys with 10 or less years in practice, the Forum developed this new program to expose young and diverse lawyers with an interest in media and communications law to learn the basics of this varied area of practice. This program is part of the Forum’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful Media Advocacy Workshop is now part of this programming.

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Patron Sponsorship

Individuals can indicate their support for the Forum's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative by becoming a Patron Sponsor. Your contribution will go towards diversity, equity and inclusion efforts this year and beyond. All patrons will be recognized below.

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13th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition.

This competition designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law. The competition offers cash awards for superior performance in appellate briefing and oral argument.

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Introducing Communications Law Connect. Join this new, exclusive online community site for ABA Forum on Communications Law members to connect and interact.

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About the Forum

The more than 2,200 members of the Forum on Communications Law represent a wide variety of specialized legal talent. The principal aim and objective of the Forum are: (1) To encourage discussion of problems relating to legal counseling and representation of the print media, the telecommunications industry, and the electronic media. (2) To promote the exchange of information among practitioners in the field. To support and promote research, forums, and publications focusing on communications (3) To keep abreast of developments in the law and to discuss evolving issues. (4) To preserve and develop professional competence and integrity in the practice of law.