2022 Trial Advocacy Seminar

Trial by Media

December 15, 2022

The Royal Sonesta – Scandinavian Ballroom
35 S 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
2022 Trial Advocacy Seminar

From the day your case goes to trial, media reporting can impact the public perception of every detail of your case. It is important for attorneys to understand how to effectively interact with the media to shape a case without crossing ethical boundaries. In this engaging event, hear from media figures who have covered trials and regularly interact with attorneys. Additionally, learn how judges view the media and attorneys interacting with the media. Be prepared to be thrown in the spotlight and learn how to interact with the media in a way that’s professional and considerate to your clients.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

REGISTRATION
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. CT
Refreshments will be available upon arrival

OPENING REMARKS
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. CT

SESSION I: Breaking News – Interacting with the Media
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. CT

Moderator:

Elizabeth M. Fors
Associate
Robins Kaplan LLP

Speakers:

Amy Forliti
Reporter
The Associated Press

Lou Raguse
Reporter
KARE 11 News

BREAK
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. CT

SESSION II: Messaging Your Case for the Jury and the Media
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CT

Moderator:

Rashanda Bruce
Associate
Robins Kaplan LLP                              

Speakers:

Andrew Noel
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Philip Sieff
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Tara D. Sutton
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Randall Tietjen
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

SESSION III: Public Perspectives from the Bench
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker:

Judge Peter A. Cahill
District Court Judge
Minnesota Fourth Judicial District

CLOSING REMARKS
4:30 – 4:35 p.m. CT

RECEPTION
4:35 – 6:00 p.m. CT