Reporter's Privilege and the Proper Representation of Reporters

(3009 Ratings)

Produced on: December 22, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In 2005, Judith Miller spent 85 days in jail for refusing to identify her confidential source to a federal grand jury investigating a government leak naming Valerie Plame as a CIA official. In the ten years since Ms. Miller was in jail, the law surrounding the Reporter’s Privilege has evolved from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In this course, attorney Katherine Bolger examines that evolution and provides advices for how to best counsel reporters seeking to protect a source.

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.    Understand the nuances of the Reporter's Privilege 

II.   Recognize the issues attorneys representing reporters may encounter  

III.  Discuss the major developments in the protection of sources 

IV.  Identify best practices for representing reporters in legal proceedings

Faculty

Katherine M. Bolger

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Kate is an experienced First Amendment and media litigator who has represented news and entertainment companies in a broad spectrum of content-related matters, ranging from investigative journalism to coverage of celebrities. In addition to defending media clients in court, Kate regularly counsels newspapers, magazines, and book publishers about pre-publication issues and advises authors on contract, electronic publishing, and intellectual property matters.

Chambers USA reports that clients have described Kate as “incredibly bright, very strategic and an exceptionally strong writer” who is “a very effective litigator” and “the lawyer I would want the most in a New York state court street fight.” Prior to joining LSKS, Kate was a partner at Hogan Lovells, where she co-chaired the media litigation and counseling practice group.

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JR
Jonathan R.

Excellent CLE course

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Jeffrey E.

Excellent

KS
Katherine S.

Outstanding presentation and a lot of information that is important to know.

JA
Judith A.

Best presenter EVER!

KW
Kathryn W.

Katherine Bolger has an unparalleled expertise in this area of law.

FK
Frances K.

Ms. Bolger was an excellent speaker. This was a very useful CLE.

JM
John M.

Really first-rate. Best Lawline presentation I've seen.

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Trudi L.

This was the best course I have listen to. She is terrific!

MD
Maria D.

Interesting! Good presenter

JA
Jane A.

Really thought that the instructor did a wonderful job of explaining the material and the current standards

KS
Kenneth S.

EXCELLENT and informative

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Kathy D.

Fascinating, and a bit depressing for the future of the first amendment...

RH
Richard H.

excellent and enthusiastic speaker

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Paul P.

Fascinating overview of an area I hope one day ekes into my practice.

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Thomas C.

This was an excellent course!

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Russell B.

Excellent presentation!

JF
Jennifer F.

very good speaker. knows her field and includes not only great written materials but good discussion and answers questions

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Josh N.

Very interesting/very informative

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Andrea M.

Timely, interesting, and a bit scary in today's environment. With threats to prosecute reporters so often in news.

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Amy R.

She was a fantastic presenter. thank you!

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Jay G.

Excellent presentation; excellent and knowledgeable speaker. She knew her material and used her excellent PP slides as an outline. Thanks !

AA
Alicia A.

Fascinating CLE, truly enjoyed it!

PM
Peter M.

Excellent summary and guidance.

MC
Marvin C.

Ms. Bolger covers the diminishing reporter's privilege and the defenses available with a nice defensive bias for the free press.

JE
James E.

Genuine, outstanding explanation of her area of expertise.

JM
James M.

Great presentation.

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Michael S.

Best course on lawline, hands down.

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Robert C.

She kept my interest and presented the material very effectively.

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Jeffrey P.

Great course.

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Michael B.

Great Presentation

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Stan I.

current and informative

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Marcia R.

Outstanding presentation. Discussion of potential federal shield law was fascinating.

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Moshe S.

Rapid fire, content-filled presentation.

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Steven L.

Excellent presentation and coverage in a limited time.

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Steve V.

Great energy level. Thanks

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James T.

One of the best on the site

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Patricia S.

In my opinion, another "best class." Looking forward to a follow-up class on this subject.

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PAUL B.

great stuff

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Kelly M.

Great course!

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Perry L.

excellent coverage of the issues

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thomas t.

lively, passionate, clear

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Brian N.

Fun class

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Jeremy B.

Outstanding!

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Carrie L.

Beginner.

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Robert B.

Very passionate speaker

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Stephanie S.

excellent program!

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Deborah F.

I wish all instructors were this engaging and spontaneous! A great hour spent!

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Julia S.

This instructor was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter, which made the presentation more interesting.

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Elizabeth E.

Kate is fantastic. Personal anecdotes underscore the material. Great job!!

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Darren E.

Very informative

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Craig H.

she was great--loved her passion for the law

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Jenna F.

Excellent and informative program!

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Janine H.

Very compelling.

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Flavia F.

Actually interesting

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John G.

She was Great !!!

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Jordan F.

Very interesting presentation! Learned a lot I did not know.

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William F.

Excellent program. Well delivered.

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Thomas K.

Excellent course and instructor.

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Todd P.

Ms. Bolger's presentation was both informative and motivating. Terribly relevant in these times.

KH
Katherine H.

Good information especially in today's political climate

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Caroline R.

Enjoyed both topic and instructor.

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Luis M.

Clear, informative and entertaining presentation!

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Danielle G.

Very informative and well done.

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randal m.

This presentation was excellent. Both informative and interesting. And, with a sense of humor.

MW
Michelle W.

fantastic presentation, very fun to listen to.

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Tara W.

Very informative and well done.

RD
Robert D.

Excellent presenter and course subject / material. Highly recommend this course to others.

MS
Max S.

Interesting subject matter.

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Cate C.

Great presentation!

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Edward R.

Surprisingly easy to follow, interesting, and well delivered.

CR
Carl R.

Very in depth summary of the law.

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melissa p.

Fantastic speaker! Best course I've listened to.

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Helen U.

Very fine, clear presentation and very relevant!

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Barbara N.

Awesome presentation. interesting and compelling and memorable. She cares and makes her case, we should all care.

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Thaddeus A.

very interesting

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Anne B.

I thought this presentation was terrific!

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Stacy S.

Very interesting topic.

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Wick C.

Excellent!

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B. Edward J.

Excellent presentation !

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Rita O.

really engaging instructor !

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Leslie G.

One of the best. Good information and great presentation style.

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irina a.

very appropriate for our times

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Margee F.

Excellent presentation!

DE
Diane E.

good review of different areas

MW
Monica W.

One of the most interesting and engaging CLEs

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Joanna S.

Kate Bolger was simply outstanding.

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steven s.

FOUND THIS VERY CLEARLY PRESENTED AND TIMELY.

MR
Matthew R.

Great discussion of the legal and practical issues, and entertaining.

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Walter T.

Thanks.

CC
Charles C.

good stuff

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Travis Y.

Excellent presentation! The presenters knowledge and passion for the subject came through clearly.

KM
Kevin M.

One of the better presenters in terms of pace and story telling ability.

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Ralph W. C.

Absolutely fascinating. One of the best courses I have taken.

TL
TARA L.

Speaker's knowledge and passion came through with her enthusiasm - kept me engaged throughout.

ML
Michel L.

Katherine Bolger was a fantastic presenter.

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Adam T.

Very interesting topic.

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Earl L.

Great speaker; loved the side comments.

SK
STEPHEN K.

THE BEST; KNOWS HER SUBJECT & PRESENTED IT SO WELL!!!

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Julie F.

One of the best presentations I've seen. She's knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and able to break down complicated concepts into a very understandable and enjoyable presentation.

DF
David F.

Excellent presentation despite so much material. Must see lecture.

SG
Susan G.

Excellent presentation.

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Lindy H.

Fantastic speaker - I don't even practice in this area and have already recommended this program to others in my field.

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Richard C.

Excellent presentation

CS
Carolan S.

Nicely done!

AR
Amber R.

Great speaker!

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Diane R.

Excellent presentation.

CM
Carole M.

This lecturer was excellent!

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Elise S.

Really interesting

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Randy S.

Presenter did a very nice job!

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Karin V.

I really enjoyed this presenter and her candid commentary.

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Eric P.

Excellent.

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Diane I.

Interesting and informative.

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Robert B.

Excellent presentation!

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Edna B.

Truly excellent

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Jacob C.

Excellent

PD
Peter D.

Kate is an excellent speaker!

SK
Stephen K.

Clear explanations supported by cases.

HJ
Hilary J.

Good speaker.

AC
Andrew C.

She was a terrific presenter. A lot more lively than most CLE presenters. Good, concrete examples, too.

DR
Dwayne R.

Great substance & clarity. I am a novice in this area, so this was extremely helpful. Thank you to Ms. Bolger. Nice job.

SB
Sarah B.

Great passionate speaker.

TB
Tiffany B.

This is one of the best CLEs I have taken.

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Elizabeth S.

Great presentation. Highly recommend.

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Joanna S.

Speaker was really knowledgeable and she spoke so well and without notes. Very impressed.

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Paul M.

excellent

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Frederick D.

Presentation was excellent, very lively, informative and interesting!

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Robert F.

enthusiastic speaker who obviously loves talking about this subject.

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Jon S.

One of my favorites

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Trevor B.

Excellent presentation!

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David W.

Great presentation.

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Paul S.

I would give Ms. Bolger 5 stars if I could. Somehow she made this presentation entertaining as well as informative.

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Lawrence G.

Interesting.

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Janine B.

The speaker clearly knew the material. I think she did an excellent job.

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Tom H.

one of best ever

MT
Mauricio J. T.

A very good presentation. Thanks

ML
Mark L.

Great presentation and instructor!

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Margaret H.

I am impressed by this overview. I want every attorney to hear this presentation, whether working in first amendment or not, because of its broad implications for democratic society issues.

WH
William H.

Very good

HS
Heather S.

Great course and wonderful presenter

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Glenn T.

A short CLE but I enjoyed the heck out of it!

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Bruce F.

This was a very organized presentation.

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Cynthia W.

Really excellent presentation and very informative.

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Daniel N.

Lively presentation of an important topic

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Edward B.

she was excellent, and I learned a great deal!

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Jacqueline S.

Great presentation. Found it very insightful and interesting.

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Laurie B.

The presenter was engaging - made the hour go by quickly.

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benjamin a.

very good

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Debbie M.

Very good session.

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Lynn T.

Highly recommend!

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Bree S.

Very informative and witty speaker!

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Alfred D.

Great topic wonderful enthusiasm.

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Terence F.

exceptional

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Barry G.

This lady really knows her subject well. Very well presented.

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Rebecca J.

Good presentation

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Joyce W.

Particularly like her presentation and sense of humor which made the course even more interesting!

GM
Gerard M.

very good program plenty of information very qualified speaker

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Terry B.

Excellent

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Beverly R.

Presenter was great. Program went by too quickly. Would like to hear more from her.

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Charlotte J.

Great course and presenter!

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Stephanie C.

Excellent presenter!

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Steven B.

Excellent presentation.

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Mary B J.

Wonderful presentation. Clear, comprehensive and practical. And the presenter has a great sense of humor.

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Michael R.

Best course I have taken on lawline by far.

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Henry V.

Excellent

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Candace B.

A very informative presentation with up to date information, .

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Susan A.

excellent presenter-easy to listen and follow

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James L.

important subject during this political season

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Steve S.

Excellent

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Elyssa L.

Excellent lecture!

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William H.

Wow! Instructor was spectacular: engaging, humorous, and fully knowledgeable. Thank you!!!

SA
Stephen A.

Great Course!

BC
Barbara C.

The speaker was very good.

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Retha M.

Good course. Presenter is a strong supporter for Reporter's Privilege, but provides full disclosure throughout.

JM
Joseph M.

She may be the best video presenter I have seen.

JB
James B.

Excellent, informative and entertaining presentation.

JG
John G.

excellent! And I'm a ConLaw teacher

MI
Michael I.

Excellent.

MB
Melissa B.

All the Lawline courses I have taken have been good but this presenter was by the far the best presenter I have seen on Lawline thus far. She was extremely knowledgeable and so passionate. I do not practice in this area and really the course was not relevant but I found myself very engaged all because the presenter was so strong.

JC
Joseph C.

Best course that I have viewed in a long long time. Absolutely great.

JB
Jeffrey B.

Really good, informative and well organized seminar.

MM
Michael J. M.

Very fine presentation.

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Susana F.

excellent!

MW
Mark W.

excellent

KC
Kenneth C.

Excellent program and instructor

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Rochelle L.

The speaker was very engaging.

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patricia s.

Ms Bolger was effective and entertaining!

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Thomas M.

Excellent and well presented seminar.

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Meri G.

Fun and interesting And concise

LD
Linda D.

Fantastic. Excellent speaker.

MP
Mary P.

A real eye opener.

SA
Sharon A.

Helpful information

CL
Charles L.

Outstanding speaker!

LD
Louis D.

Excellent!

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Alan L.

good class

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Jayne R.

Speaker was very knowledgable

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Terah O.

Outstanding lecture that held the attention of my 6-year-old and was valuable to me as well.

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Sheila M.

excellent presentation

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Patrick G.

I thought the sp.eaker was brilliant

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Robert H.

Informative and still maintained sense of fun. Not just law to speaker, but a passion

VB
Vicki B.

This is an excellent presentation and review of the law. Thank you.

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thomas m.

Very Goood

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Peter H.

Absolutely outstanding.

KD
Kathleen D.

FANTASTIC REVIEW, DELIGHTFUL SPEAKER, VERY DENSE MATERIAL

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Paul U.

Fabulous speaker!!

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Mike L.

speaker was excellent!

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David L.

Enteresting.

WD
William D.

Excellent presentation.

MM
Mark M.

Excellent -- engaging, interesting, informative.

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gary t.

Extremely interesting on a very timely topic

SB
Susan M. B.

Very engaging speaker. Excellent. Enjoyed the material and delivery of same.

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Henry G.

Excellent course!!!

RK
Raymond K.

Watched many, many CLE's - best one I've ever seen!

MW
Mark W.

Just terrific; I would have listened to this even if not required by CLE obligations

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Suzanne T.

Excellent.

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Edward D.

Excellent in every way

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David E.

Might be the best CLE I've watched.

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D. Larry G.

Easy to listen to Ms. Bolger. Very refreshing and enlightening.

GK
Geoffrey K.

Ms. Bolger is a very good and engaging speaker who is clearly enthusiastic about this subject.

MC
Mark C.

Informative

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Jayne M R.

Excellent speaker, very informative.

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Yuet W.

this is a very interesting topic.

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