Freedom of Speech in 21st Century America:
Second Annual First Amendment Program
Monday, December 3, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-lawyers: to register, please click here.
Experts will discuss legal issues relating to the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Topics will include the scope and limits of First Amendment protection for certain types of speech, whether by news and media outlets, on school campuses, via social media, or as part of public protests. The program will cover the current state of the law and recent developments. With an eye toward contributing to the public understanding of this complex area of law, it will focus on the legal issues and on identifying and addressing the areas where legal line-drawing either is fairly easy or remains difficult and uncertain.
Roger Juan Maldonado, President, New York City Bar Association
Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Daniel J. Kornstein, Partner, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair & Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School
Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
New York City Bar Association
City Bar Justice Center
City Bar Office for Diversity & Inclusion
Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Federal Courts Committee, Laura Grossfield Birger, Chair
Communications & Media Law Committee, Katherine M. Bolger, Chair
Legal History Committee, Daniel J. Kornstein, Chair
If you're interested in this program, you may also be interested in watching or listening to last year's program, "The First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & Beyond."