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Media & Communications Law

The committee is intended to provide Bar members a forum for sharing information about the law applicable to free speech and communications. The committee will explore topical legal issues pertaining to the full spectrum of communications methods, including print, broadcast, cable and emerging technologies. A second and equally important purpose of the committee is to promote better understanding between The Florida Bar and the news media, focusing attention upon mutual problems and developing amicable solutions to those problems. The committee plans the First Amendment Seminar at the annual Convention and the Reporters’ Workshop, presents two annual awards programs, and produces and updates the Reporter’s Handbook.

First Amendment & the U.S. Supreme Court Seminar – June 19, 2020

2020 First Amendment Cases – October Term 2019

Fake News Seminar: Defamation Panel Materials

Log in to the MyFloridaBar Members Portal to access your committee materials or contact Leslie Smith, staff liaison, 850-561-5764