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14 March 2001 Issue
Sixth Annual Animals & the Law Conference

"SPEAKING OUT! FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR ACTIVISTS AND WHISTLEBLOWERS"

Saturday, April 7, 2001
8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York

The keynote speaker is Frank Serpico. Please forward to other individuals, groups, and lists that would be interested. A registration fee will be charged and the deadline to register is March 27. The complete brochure and registration form and directions will be available on the Pace Law School website after March 5. The Website address is . Click on "events" and then "animals and the law." No videos will be shown. Credit will be available to attorneys.

THE CONFERENCE AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS:

8:30--9:15 A.M.
Registration & Breakfast

9:15--9:30 A.M.
Welcome - Adjunct professor Suzan & Dean David Cohen

9:30--10:00 A.M.
Introduction - Professor Bennett L. Gershman, Pace Law School
"Introduction to Freedom Of statement"

10:00--10:40 A.M. Kathy Eldergill, Esq. - Beck & Eldergill, P.C., Manchester CT - "The First Amendment: Protecting the Right to Protest"

10:40--11:20 A.M. Philip Hirschkop, Esq. - Hirschkop & Associates P.C., Alexandrea, VA. - "Mass Speech -- The Effect of Demonstration in Sending A Message"

11:20--11:35 A.M. Break

11:35--12:25 P.M. Felicia Nestor, Esq. - Food Safety Project Director and Staff Attorney Government Accountability Project, Washington, D.C.; Alvin D. Sewell, Federal Inspector Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - "FOIA and Whistleblower Rights:
Essential Tools for Sustained Partnerships in Public Service"

12:25--1:45 P.M. Lunch Break

1:45--2:45 P.M. Keynote Address - Frank Serpico - "Integrity in the Written and Spoken Word" - Introduced by Professor David Dorfman of Pace Law School

2:45--3:35 P.M. Jane Akre, Former FOX-TV Reporter
Steve Wilson, Former FOX-TV Reporter
Thomas Johnson, Esq., Chamblee, Johnson, Haynes
& Martinelli, P.C., FL - "Snaring The Fox -- How the Little Guys Took On Murdoch and Won !"

3:35--4:15 P.M. Jonathan Lovett, Esq., Lovett & Gold, P.C., White Plains, NY - "Actionable First Amendment Retaliation in the Public Sector"

4:15--4:30 P.M. Closing Statements

REGISTRATION:

FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME

COMPLETE ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER WITH AREA CODE

Advanced registration is required. The deadline for registration and payment is March 27, 2001. Payment by check or money order accepted.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

$25 registration fee. Everyone attending the conference, except Pace Law students currently enrolled, must pay this fee to attend. The registration includes the conference, conference materials, and a light vegan breakfast consisting of a selection of vegan muffins, coffees, and teas with soy and rice milks provided from Manna Foods, Inc., White Plains NY.

There will be available (pre-ordered) for #11 a boxed vegan lunch from Manna Foods, Inc., which will include 1 vegan meatloaf wrap consisting of textured protein, tofu, pasta sauce, sauteed vegetables, soy (vegan) cheese, whole wheat breadcrumbs, oats, corn, soy butter and spices and 1 organic or natural soda and 1 large vegan cookie. Payment must be received by March 27th.

Conference participants who do not wish to reserve/purchase a boxed lunch may bring their own or may purchase lunch at the Law School Cafeteria which will have limited, non-vegan, service that day.

Cancellations after the March 27th deadline will not be entitled to a refund. The funds will be considered a donation to the Jolene Marion Memorial for the Advancement of Animal Law.

Please send your check or money order (with your contact information) made payable to:
The Jolene Marion Memorial Fund/Conference
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plaines, NY 10603

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 27TH.

For further information, please contact Professor Porto at 914-937-5605 or
SPORTO@LAW.PACE.EDU.

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