The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a free workshop titled “Know Your Rights: A Guide to Public Records, Court Access and Publishing Without Fear.”
The workshop, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Santa Monica College will feature veteran media law attorney Susan Seager, who will discuss strategies for navigating libel law, seeking public records and obtaining court documents.
Seager is the head of the Press Freedom and Transparency practice at the University of California at Irvine’s Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic. She has defended journalists from lawsuits and worked to unseal court records and government documents.
A former journalist herself, Seager has written for the LA Weekly, the LA Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. She received the Freedom of Information Award from SPJ/LA in 2004.
The workshop is being sponsored by SPJ/LA’s Freedom of Information Committee.
WHAT: Know Your Rights: A Guide to Public Records, Court Access and Publishing Without Fear.
WHO: Led by media law attorney Susan Seager
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, March 14
WHERE: Santa Monica College Center of Media and Design Room 102
1660 Stewart St. Santa Monica, CA 90404.
COST: The event itself is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Matt Tinoco, FOI Committee chair: 213-290-2318