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Pro Bono to Protect the First Amendment

Content Partner:  Pro Bono Institute
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Description: Can government officials, including the president, block you on social media? Can schools discipline students for protesting? Can a court order a news outlet to remove public information from an article it has published? Our expert speakers will provide a thought-provoking discussion of current events and their impact on the First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, the Press, and the Right to Assemble, and how pro bono lawyers can be of assistance.
Speakers: Vera Eidelman (ACLU)
Vera Eidelman is the William J. Brennan fellow with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Vera is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. During law school, she worked in Yale’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, interned with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was a member of Yale’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. Before joining SPT, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Beth Labson Freeman, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California.
Katie Fallow (Knight First Amendment Institute)
Katie Fallow, a senior attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute, has over 15 years of experience litigating First Amendment and media cases. Until 2013, she was a partner at Jenner & Block, where she represented video game makers in a long line of challenges to government restrictions on video games, culminating in the Supreme Court’s landmark case of EMA v. Brown, holding that violent video games are protected speech. She also defended The Huffington Post and other news outlets against defamation claims, and filed numerous merits and amicus briefs in the Supreme Court on free speech issues, including sexually explicit speech, offensive speech, fighting words, and libel. After leaving Jenner & Block, Fallow was deputy director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.
Sarah Matthews (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press)
Sarah Matthews is a staff attorney with the Reporters Committee, where she focuses on supporting First Look Media's Press Freedom Defense Fund and assisting with the Reporters Committee's amicus and litigation practices.Before joining the Reporters Committee, Sarah was associate principal counsel at The Walt Disney Company. Prior to that, she was a litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, where she focused on First Amendment, media law, and entertainment cases and represented the Reporters Committee on a pro bono basis. Before joining Gibson Dunn, Matthews clerked for the Honorable Renée Marie Bumb on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Lisa Zycherman (Davis Wright Tremaine)
Lisa Zycherman represents and counsels clients on a wide range of issues in First Amendment, media, and intellectual property law, including libel, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, privacy, and newsgathering matters. Lisa also advises newspaper, magazine, website, television, film, and book-publishing clients on pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal issues. Lisa maintains an active pro bono constitutional law practice, focusing on First Amendment protection, and serves on the Davis Wright Tremaine Pro Bono Committee.

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 09/12/2018 1:00 PM EDT
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live
Course Type: Public

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Vera Eidelman - William J. Brennan Fellow, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, ACLU
Katie Fallow - Senior Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Sarah Matthews - Staff Attorney, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Lisa Zycherman - Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine
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