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Media and the Courts: Judicial Transparency and the Right to Privacy

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The role of the judge involves balancing the transparency of court proceedings with the right to privacy and confidentiality interests. This program will be moderated by SJC Justice David A. Lowy, co-chair of the Judiciary Media Committee. An overview of SJC Rule 1:19 (Electronic Access to the Courts) and commentary will be provided by retired SJC Justice Robert J. Cordy and Rachelle G. Cohen, Assistant Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe.

Jennifer Donahue and Erika Gully-Santiago will be on hand to discuss the role of the Supreme Judicial Court Public Information Office. Additionally, Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Wilkins will address controlling the message and avoiding error.

The program will then move into a more participatory format, where hypothetical scenarios will be discussed. Commentary will be provided by the panelists, including David Hurlburt of WCVB-TV. Attendees will be encouraged to give input and offer insight.

Tell us what you would like to learn! Send us your questions in advance by emailing: programs@flaschner.org.

Planners and Panelists:

Rachelle G. Cohen
Assistant Editorial Page Editor, Boston Globe
Co-chair, Supreme Judicial Court Judiciary-Media Committee

Hon. Robert J. Cordy
Ret., Supreme Judicial Court

Hon. Mark S. Coven
First Justice, Quincy District Court

Jennifer Donahue
Supreme Judicial Court Public Information Office

Erika Gully-Santiago
Supreme Judicial Court Public Information OfficeDavid Hurlburt

Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins
Associate Justice, Superior Court


Hon. David A. Lowy
Co-chair, Supreme Judicial Court Judiciary-Media Committee

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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