This event will explore the legal, ethical and practical implications of WikiLeaks for journalists, lawyers and the people and institutions affected by "antisecrecy vigilantes (New York Times)." The program features Geoffrey Robertson, the London-based lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt, who interviewed Mr. Asssange and assessed the first trove of thousands of diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks.
The program also will include a panel discussion of the issues featuring Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C.: Don DeGabrielle, former US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas: David Adler, federal criminal defense attorney; and moderated by Tom Forestier, managing shareholder of the Houston office of Winstead, P.C.
Journalists, commuication professionals law students and journalism students attend at no charge. PRSA Houston members are also free. The cost for attorneys is $40 with advance reservations and incudes 3.0 hours of MCLE credit, including one hour ethics credit. Door registration is $50, space permitting. Registration for this event is handled by the Houston Bar Association.