Media Advisory - Lawyer James Lockyer speaks on relationship between media and wrongful conviction



    TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ -

    
    The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) hosts a free lecture on May 26
    at the Robert Gill Theatre in Toronto on the relationship between media
    and wrongful conviction. The lecture will be given by noted criminal
    lawyer James Lockyer, involved in the cases of David Milgaard, Guy Paul
    Morin and Robert Baltovich, among others. After the presentation, there
    will be a Q&A session with the audience followed immediately by a
    cocktail reception. There is no cost to attend the event, but guests must
    register online at: http://cjfwrongfulconviction.eventbrite.com.

    WHAT

    Free lecture on the relationship between the media and wrongful
    conviction.

    WHO

    Lawyer James Lockyer, involved in the cases of David Milgaard,
    Guy Paul Morin and Robert Baltovich, among others.

    WHEN

    Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
    Time: Presentation 6:30 p.m., Reception 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE

    Location: Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto
    214 College St. (entrance on St. George St.), 2nd floor

    About our Speaker:

    James Lockyer has been a criminal lawyer for 32 years. He is a founding
    director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC),
    a Canada-wide organization that advocates for the wrongly convicted. In
    that capacity, he has been involved in several high profile cases
    including those of David Milgaard, Guy Paul Morin, Robert Baltovich,
    James Driskell, Clayton Johnson, Steven Truscott, Kyle Unger, William
    Mullins-Johnson, Romeo Phillion, Erin Walsh and Anthony Hanemaayer.

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation:

    The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization
    that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding
    journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating
    journalism websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), in
    cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by
    organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business
    people, politicians, government officials and academics about the role of
    the media in Canadian society.
    






For further information:

For further information: Heather McCall, Program Manager, The Canadian
Journalism Foundation, (416) 955-0630, hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca


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