Approaching the Bar: Journalists and Lawyers Face Off

MNSPJ and the Minnesota State Bar Association present “Approaching the Bar: Journalists and Lawyers Face Off

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m (Registration begins at 4:45).  Please join us for cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres after the presentation.     

WHERE: Titanic Room, Kieran’s Irish Pub, 85 N 6th Street in Minneapolis

REGISTER (deadline May 16):

COST: $10.00. Call Jennifer Carter at 612-278-6309 if you are having difficulty registering.

By American constitutional design and often by necessity, journalists and lawyers can make for strange and uncomfortable bedfellows.  Each profession arguably needs the other to fully vindicate its mission.  But the two have different missions, pressures, and clients/audiences, and perhaps as a result they often fail to understand the other. Sometimes, they even drive each other a bit crazy.  Join our esteemed panel of attorneys and journalists as they discuss how both sides can work better together for everyone’s benefit.


Barry Edwards, Barry S. Edwards Law Office
Amy Forliti, Associated Press
Barbara Jones, Minnesota Lawyer
Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune
Ruben Rosario, Pioneer Press
Chief Judge John R. Tunheim, US District Court
Trisha Volpe, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP