January 29, 2019 Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference

Has the Sun Set on a Free and Independent Press?

24th Annual Conference

24th Annual Conference

ABA Forum on Communications Law
24th Annual Conference
January 31-February 2, 2019

Eden Roc
Miami Beach, FL

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Accommodations

Location: 
Eden Roc Hotel, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL

Hotel Rates: The hotel rate is $339 plus applicable taxes per night

Hotel Deadline: Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 5:00 pm CST

Hotel Reservations Online: Click here to make your hotel reservations online

Hotel Reservations by Phone: Call 844.455.6628, Group Code: 190130Foru

Conference Highlights


Thursday, January 31, 2019
22nd Annual Media Advocacy Workshop

Thursday, January 31, 2019 & Friday, February 1, 2019
11th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition

Friday, February 1, 2019 | PLENARIES

9:15 am - 10:45 am
The Right to Privacy v. The First Amendment: A Current Look at Online Legal Protections

12:30 pm - 2:00pm
Treatment of Journalists: Friends, Enemies and the Erosion of Press Freedoms

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | PLENARIES 

9:45 am - 11:15 am
Fifty Years After Brandenburg v. Ohio

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Breaking News! A Forum Exclusive!
Usually, the media chases stories hard in order to publish them; but sometimes not so much. The practice called “catch and kill,” where a media entity secures rights to a story in order to suppress it, has recently come under scrutiny.

Hot Issues Workshops

8:00 am – 9:00 am                Series 1

11:00 am – 12:00 noon            Series 2

Hot Issues in Access and Newsgathering

Hot Issues in Anti-SLAPP

Hot Issues in Data Privacy

Hot Issues in Entertainment

Hot Issues in Social Media

Hot Issues in Advertising and Promotions

Hot Issues in Entertainment

Hot Issues in Ethics

Hot Issues on the Internet

Hot Issues in Libel and Privacy

Saturday, February 2, 2019

8:30 am – 9:30 am                Series 3

11:30 am – 12:30 pm             Series 4

Hot Issues in Ethics

Hot Issues on the Internet

Hot Issues in Libel and Privacy

Hot Issues in Reporters Privilege

Hot Issues in Social Media

Hot Issues in Access and Newsgathering

Hot Issues in Data Privacy

Hot Issues in International and Cross Border Vetting

Hot Issues in Entertainment

Hot Issues in Social Media

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Annual Meeting Scholarship

The ABA Forum on Communications Law will award two or three full-ride scholarships to law students to attend the Forum's Annual Conference and the Media Advocacy Workshop. For more information, click here.

MCLE 

The ABA will seek 15.0 hours of CLE credit including 1.0 hours of ethics credit for this program in 60-minute states and 18.0 hours of CLE credit Including 1.2 hours of ethics credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who are unable to attend the program will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50.00 administrative fee if a written cancellation is received by December 21, 2018. After December 21, no refunds will be granted. Substitutions are permitted. Cancellations may be sent by email to the Forum on Communications Law at Bernadette.Steele@americanbar.org. The ABA reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.