Forum Membership Benefits

We have a number of activities and programs that are valuable to the communications and publishing lawyer. Among them are special committees devoted to the interests of women in the communications law and lawyers who teach media law at the undergraduate or graduate level. We have a lot going on, and a lot of ways for our members to benefit, both by receiving what the Forum has to offer and, even better, by participating in the Forum’s activities, perhaps even making a name for themselves. All for the low annual fee of $55.

Networking

Networking

Many high quality practitioners from law firms, media and other entertainment companies, academia, public interest groups, and governments are active in the organization. The Forum will put you and your clients in touch with the best and brightest of the communications bar.

Informative Conferences

Informative Conferences

The Forum runs an excellent annual conference each winter that features interesting panels with noteworthy speakers as well as practical workshops discussing crucial topics. The Forum also runs other programs throughout the year such as an industry-specific practicum in conjunction with the NAB annual conference, a thorough examination of data privacy issues and practices, a presentation in conjunction with other sections of the at the ’s Annual Meeting, teleconferences, and other CLE events.

Publications

Publications

Members receive Communications Lawyer, an informative newsletter with in-depth, timely, well-written and edited articles on topics of interest as well as the opportunity to sign up for CommLawAlert, an email service that delivers the full text of relevant court opinions as soon as they are issued. In 2006, we published the first issue of our semi-annual Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law.

Breadth of Subject Matter

Breadth of Subject Matter

Our conferences and publications address a wide range of subjects that are of interest to the communications lawyer, including newsgathering and reporting, telecommunications, copyright, new technologies, entertainment, marketing, regulatory affairs, privacy, data security and other various issues related to the Internet, and much more. This is ever so important as the various areas of communications, publishing, and entertainment, and the various means and technologies of delivering information, increasingly overlap and converge.

Diversity

Diversity

The Forum is serious about supporting lawyers with diverse backgrounds and has several programs designed to that end, including the Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition.

Training for Young Lawyers

Training for Young Lawyers

In conjunction with our annual conference, the Forum sets aside a day for young lawyers to participate in a hands-on training exercise under the direction of more senior lawyers, with immediate, honest feedback. We have an energetic Training and Development Committee that is dedicated to developing even more exciting activities in this area.

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