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2 24TH ANNUAL GEORGIA BAR MEDIA & JUDICIARY CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 27, 2015 STATE BAR HEADQUARTERS ATLANTA, GEORGIA Georgia Judges, Journalists and Lawyers And the First Amendment A Primer on Recurring and Emerging Issues and the Law ACLU of Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bryan Cave LLP CNN Council of Juvenile Court Judges Council of State Court Judges Council of Superior Court Judges Counts Law Group Daily Report David Armstrong, Georgia News Lab Han. Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Georgia Court of Appeals Frank LaMonte, Student Press Law Center Ed Bean, Poston Communications Han. Cynthia Becker, DeKalb Co. Superior Court Peter Canfield, Jones Day Tom Clyde, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Sarah Coole, State Bar of Georgia Christopher Cottrell, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP Cynthia Counts, Counts Law Group Michael Cuccaro, Administrative Office of the Courts Jennifer Davis, Georgia Defense Lawyers Assoc. Han. Susan Edlein, Fulton Co. State Court Ken Foskett, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lesli Gaither, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Richard T. Griffiths, CNN Sponsors include: Planning Committee: Georgia First Amendment Foundation Institute of Continuing Judicial Education Jones Day Kennesaw State University Department of Communication Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP State Bar of Georgia WSB-TV Jane Hansen, Supreme Court of Georgia Han. Lynwood D. Jordan, Forsyth Co. Probate Court Hank Klibanoff, Emory Univer~~ty Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN Hollie Manheimer, Georgia First Amendment Foundation Shawn McIntosh, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Don Plummer, Social Media Matters, LLC Hyde Post, Hyde Post Communications Jonathan Ringel, Daily Report Eric Schroeder, Bryan Cave LLP Drew Shenkman, CNN Han. Ruckel' Smith, Chief Judge, Southwestern Jud. Cir. Ron Thomas, Morehouse College Han. Pinkie Toomer, Fulton Co. Probate Court Christophel' Walker, City of Atlanta Stephanie Wilson, State Bar of Georgia

3 24TH ANNUAL GEORGIA BAR MEDIA & JUDICIARY CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 27,2015 STATE BAR HEADQUARTERS ATLANTA, GEORGIA Georgia Judges, Journalists and Lawyers And the First Amendment A Primer on Recurring and Emerging Issues and the Law A.M. 8:30 REGISTRATION 9:00 CITIZENS, JOURNALISTS AND THE POLICE How social media and technology have changed and will change the interface between reporting and policing Organizers: Bill Nigut, Senior Executive Producer, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, Row Editor, CNN, Atlanta Christopher Walker, Assistant City Attorney, City of Atlanta Moderator: Bill Nigut Panelists: Hon. Vincent Fort, Georgia Senate, District 39, Atlanta Torn Clyde, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta Amber Robinson, Assistant City Attorney, City of Atlanta Joseph Spillane, Deputy Chief, Atlanta Police Department 10:00 SPORTS AND THE LAW 'Double Jeopardy': Who has Authority over Athletes? The Courts, the Commissioners or Both? Moderators: Ron Thomas, Director, Journalism and Sports Program, Morehouse College, Atlanta Jonathan Ringel, Managing Editor, Daily Report, Atlanta Panelists: Wm. David Cornwell Sf., Gordon & Rees, Atlanta D. Orlando Ledbetter, Member, Wisconsin Bar; Atlanta Falcons Beat Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta

4 Brian Jordan, Former Atlanta Falcon and Atlanta Brave, Fox Sports Analyst, Atlanta 11:00 BREAK 11: 15 BOUTIQUE SESSIONS BETWEEN US: A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN JOURNALISTS, JUDGES AND LAWYERS A discussion of rules and best practices with folks who have been there Hon. Carol W. Hunstein, Justice, Georgia Supreme Court, Atlanta Hon. James G. Bodiford, Senior Judge, Cobb County Superior Court, Marietta Hon. Susan Edlein, Judge, Fulton State Court, Atlanta Don Plummer, President, Social Media Matters, LLC, Powder Springs OPEN GOVERNMENT: TOOLS FOR PUBLIC ACCESS AND How TO MOST EFFECTIVELY USE THEM An interactive discussion with the experts David Armstrong, Project Director, Georgia News Lab, Georgia State University Corey Johnson, The Marshall Project, Atlanta Hollie Manheimer, Executive Director, Georgia First Amendment Foundation; Stuckey & Manheimer Inc., Decatur Stefan Ritter, Georgia Department of Law, Atlanta James Salzer, Capitol Investigative Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta SCRUBBING HISTORY OR PROTECTING PRIVACY? Should information and public records live forever, even when they reflect unfavorably on an individual? In Europe, "The Right to be Forgotten" requires that Internet and information companies scrub histo:j' in certain circumstances. In Georgia now, certain arrest records are deleted from the public record. Others have proposed an even broader cleanup of history, citing the invasive nature of the Internet. How does the public's right to true information weigh in this equation? Moderator: Shawn McIntosh, Deputy Managing Editor/Investigations and Enterprise, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Panelists: Doug Ammar, Executive Director, Georgia Justice Project, Atlanta Dawn Diedrich, Director of Office of Privacy and Compliance, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur Jay Neal, Executive Director, Georgia Office of Transition, Support and Re-Entry, Atlanta Lee Williams, Assistant General Counsel, CNN, Atlanta Robert M. Williams, Jr., Editor & Publisher, The Blackshear Times, Blackshear

5 P.M. 12:15 LUNCHEON WATCH DOGGING THE MEDIA: KEYNOTE ON THE TURMOIL AT UVA Washington Post editor Josh White reveals how Post reporters unraveled an explosive Rolling Stone article on sexual violence at the University of Virginia and exposed major reporting flaws in the story. Introduction: Ken Foskett, Senior Editor/Investigations, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Speaker: Josh White, Education Editor, Washington Post, Washington, D.C. I: 15 GEORGIA CIVIL RIGHTS COLD CASES PROJECT A presentation of an Emory University undergraduate pro.iect and web site that examines unsolved and unpunished racially motivated murders from the modern civil rights era in Georgia. The focus is less on the who-done-it and more on the often-disturbing roles that law enforcement, the bar, the judiciary and the medical establishment played in enabling and supporting white supremacy in Georgia during the Jim Crow period. Moderator: Hanle Klibanoff, Emory University, Atlanta Panelists: Brett Gadsden, Professor, African American Studies and History, Emory, Atlanta Mary Claire Kelly, Former Emory Student, Atlanta Ross Merlin, Emory Student, Atlanta Nathaniel Meyersohn, Emory Student, Atlanta Erica Sterling, Emory Student, Atlanta 2:15 DON'T TAKE My CHILD! (FRED FRIENDLY HYPOTHETICAL) We'll examine the process of investigating allegations of child abuse and the steps the state must take before a child can be taken away from his/her family. Several Georgia child welfare professionals will play their roles of a mandated reporter, intake worker, Department of Family and Children Services investigator, child welfare agency attorney, attorney for parents, and a Juvenile Court Judge as they play out the imaginary scenario. What will the outcome be? Organizer/Interlocutor: Rich31'd T. Griffiths, Editorial Director, CNN, Atlanta Panelists: Hon. Bradley Boyd, Chief Judge, Fulton COlmty Juvenile Court, Atlanta Sharon 1. Hill, Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta

6 Diana Rugh Johnson, Diana Rugh Johnson, P.C., Atlanta Valerie Rogers, Social Worker, Roswell High School, Roswell Ashley Willcott, Director, Office of the Child Advocate, Atlanta 3:45 BREAK 4:00 DRONES! What's up with the use and regulation of a reporting tool sweeping the country and the world. Organizer: Emma Lacey-Bordeaux Moderator: Lauren Linder, Director of Business & Legal Affairs, The Weather Channel, Atlanta Panelists: Michael K. Wilson, Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Atlanta Ben Rowland, Owner, Yonder Blue Films, Atlanta David Vigilante, Chief Editorial Counsel, CNN, Atlanta 5:00 POST-CONFERENCE RECEPTION Coordinator: Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

7 Program Chair: 2015 GEORGIA BAR MEDIA & JUDICIARY CONFERENCE BIOGRAPHIES PETER CANFIELD is a partner of Jones Day based in its Atlanta office. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for United States Court of Appeals Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. (Eleventh Circuit), United States District Judge Myron Thompson (M.D. Ala.) and served as an attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., and a Deputy District Attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. A graduate of Amherst College and Yale Law School, where he was an editor of Yale Law Journal, he is a founding director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. Nationally, Canfield has chaired the biennial media law conference of the Newspaper Association of American and the National Association of Broadcasters, been a director of the New York-based Media Law Resource Center and served on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law. Panel organizers, moderators, panelists and speakers (in alphabetical order): DOUGLAS B. AMMAR has been associated with the Georgia Justice Project (GlP) since its inception in serving first as a volunteer, then as a staff lawyer in 1990, and, since 1995, as the Executive Director. In 1984, Ammar earned his Bachelor's degree in history from Davidson College and he received his law degree in 1989 from Washington and Lee University. DAVID ARMSTRONG is the director of The Georgia News Lab, a collaborative investigative reporting initiative based at Georgia State University. He was formerly the director of The News Enterprise, an investigative reporting project at Emory University. Armstrong is a veteran investigative reporter and editor. He served as bureau chief of the National Security News Service in Washington, D.C. and earlier as editor of the Texas Observer. HON. JAMES (JIM) G. BODIFORD was elected in July 1994 as a Superior Court Judge and was re-elected four times to that position. He served as the Chief Judge of the Cobb Superior Court during He currently serves as a Senior Judge with authority to hear cases anywhere in the State of Georgia. In his twenty-nine and a half (29 112) years on the bench, Judge Bodiford has presided over some of Georgia's highest profile cases. These cases include the death-penalty trial of Attorney Fred Tokars, the Lynn Turner "Antifreeze Case," and the internationally covered Tri-State crematory case, where'over 300 bodies were found discarded outside a local crematory. Both the Tokars case and the Turner case were covered gavel to gavel on Court TV. In 2008, Judge Bodiford was recruited and successfully completed the trial of State of Georgia v. Brian Nichols, who is known as the "Atlanta Courthouse Killer." Judge Bodiford has been a frequent lecturer to lay people, attorneys and other judges and traveled to Estonia and Bosnia on four occasions on behalf of the United States to teach the American Justice System to European judges in those countries.

8 HON. BRADLEY BOYD moved to Atlanta in 1972 from the family farm in the Amish country of Holmes County, Ohio and has lived in Atlanta since that time. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Theater from Goshen College, began graduate studies at Indiana State University and Georgia State University and then enrolled in Woodrow Wilson College of Law where he was granted his JD degree. He began working at the Fulton County Juvenile Court in 1973 and has worked in the Juvenile Justice system ever since, all but two years in the Fulton County Juvenile Court. He began work there as a probation officer and subsequently worked as a referee, Intake Attorney, Child Advocate attorney, Chief Probation Officer, and Program Director. As Program Director he helped establish the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CAS A) program and wrote the grant that established the Truancy Intervention Program in Fulton County which was created as a partnership between Fulton county Juvenile Court, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation and the Atlanta Bar. TIP has been replicated in other courts both in and beyond Georgia. He was an Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Court for 12 Y:, years, Upon leaving the district Attorney's office he established the juvenile programs for the Metro Conflict Defender in Fulton and Dekalb Juvenile Courts. As assistant district attorney and conflict defender he tried well over 1100 trials in Juvenile Court. Judge Sanford Jones appointed him Associate Judge in February He was appointed presiding Judge on December 2, 2009 and was appointed Chief Judge January 3, He has completed training at the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute in Reno Nevada. Currently he heads Fulton County's Court Improvement Initiative, a multi-agency collaborative to develop best practices in the court in Deprivation and Neglect cases. The CIT is a project of the Georgia Supreme Court's Committee on Justice for Children. He has also served as judge in our Family Drug Court. Judge Boyd and his wife and have five children and seven grandchildren. His daughter is a full time mother and fitness trainer in Mountain View, California and his son served as an assistant solicitor in Dekalb County, Georgia and has just moved to Seattle, Washington.. His step daughter is the HR manager for the City of Jupiter, Florida, and His two stepsons are a web designer in Naples, Florida and a manager with Angies's List in Indianapolis. THOMAS M. CLYDE is a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend. A graduate of Princeton University and Duke University School of Law, Clyde is a member of the board and chair of the legal committee of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. He is a board member and past president of the Georgia Innocence Project, a past co-chair of the Media Law Letter Committee of the Media Law Resource Center and a member of the First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. Clyde was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for First Amendment Litigation in 2013 and He was also recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in First Amendment, Media and Advertising Law by Super Lawyers magazine. DAVID CORNWELL is a partner in the Sports, Media and Entertainment practice in Gordon & Rees' Atlanta office. He was recently appointed as the Executive Director ofthe National -2-

9 Football League Coaches Association, representing the interests of nearly 500 assistant coaches in the NFL. Considered one of the premier attorneys for professional athletes, sports agencies, executives, and companies in the sports industry, Mr. Cornwell's background includes the representation of a professional sports league (NFL), professional athletes (as a sport agent), and a major sports licensee (the Upper Deck Company). He has also represented professional sports franchises, league and team executives, and coaches. Informed by decades of experience in the sports industry, Mr. Cornwell provides strategic legal and business advice, and assists clients in navigating the maze of complex business and legal issues that arise in the sports industry. Mr. Cornwell began hi~ 25-year career in sports by joining the National Football League in 1987 as Assistant League Counsel, representing former Commissioners Pete Rozelle, and Paul Tagliabue. During his five-year tenure as NFL counsel, he represented the Commissioner's office in numerous legal and business affairs, including the antitrust lawsuits filed in the wake of the 1987 player strike. Following the decertification of the National Football Players Association, Mr. Cornwell worked with Commissioner Tagliabue to ensure that the NFL and its players maintained an open channel of communication, resulting in the creation of the NFL Players Advisory Council. Notable among his many achievements was his leadership in developing and directing the NFL's minority hiring program, which helped pave the way for the NFL hiring its first black head coaches - Art Shell and Dennis Green. The Washington Post acknowledged his historical contribution in a front-page article in February, 2007 when Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith made history by becoming the first black head coaches to reach the Super Bowl. In 1992, Mr. Cornwell was recruited by Leigh Steinberg and Jeff Moorad to join their sports agency, where he represented professional athletes such as Howie Long, Warren Moon, Desmond Howard, Junior Seau, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Greg Anthony, andjohn Starks. Mr. Cornwell also served as Vice President and General Counsel for the Upper Deck Company, Upper Deck International, and Upper Deck Authenticated. As the principal negotiator for Upper Deck's trading card and memorabilia licenses with each of the professional sports leagues and their players associations, Mr. Cornwell negotiated and administered licenses and endorsement agreements that earned Upper Deck and its affiliates in excess of $300 million in annual gross revenues. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyer Association, and is a popular lecturer on topics unique to the sports industry, including serving as a guest lecturer at the Wharton Business School. His lecture, "Critical Principles of Negotiations," incorporates practical examples of his experiences into the techniques used to achieve successful results in negotiations. Mr. Cornwell is also a much sought-after legal analyst for insight on implications of current legal events in the sports industry, including serving as a Legal Analyst during the Michael Vick dog fighting case and Major League Baseball's steroid investigation. -3-

10 DAWN DIEDRICH is the Director of the Office of Privacy and Compliance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The mission of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is to provide the highest quality investigative, scientific, and information services and resources to the criminal justice community and others as authorized by law, for the purpose of maintaining law and order and protecting life and property. HON. SUSAN E. EDLEIN has served as a Judge on the State Court of Fulton County since In 2013 the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers awarded Edlein its highest honor, the Kathleen Kessler Award, which is given to a female attorney who exhibits the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to service in the legal community. The Atlanta Bar Association honored Edlein as the recipient of its "Professionalism Award" in Edlein is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Atlanta. She is also a graduate of both the Regional Leadership Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women's Leadership Program. Before taking the bench, Edlein was a litigation partner with Holland & Knight. Susan Edlein is an Atlanta native. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her law degree from the University of Virginia. She and her husband Scott have three children. SEN. VINCENT FORT was first elected to the State Senate from the 39th District in 1996 and has been reelected ten times. He represents parts of the City of Atlanta, East Point, College Park, Union City and unincorporated Fulton County in Georgia. Senator Fort serves as the Democratic Whip in the Senate, the number two position in the Senate Democratic Caucus. He has served in that position since Senator Fort serves on the Appropriations, Judiciary-Civil, Judiciary-Criminal, Education and Youth, Reapportionment and Redistricting, Interstate Cooperation, Urban Affairs, and the Marta Oversight Committees. Senator Fort has chaired the Retirement Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee and the Fulton County Senate Delegation. Senator Fort authored the first hate crimes law in This legislation was designed to provide for enhanced penalties for defendants who intentionally select their victim due to bias or prejudice. In 2001, Senator Fort authored a predatory lending law, which was the basis for the strongest predatory lending law of its kind, passed in Since then, he has become nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against predatory lending and foreclosures. Senator Fort also authored a law which increases disabled access to housing. Senator Fort is responsible for securing $40 Million in funding for buildings at Atlanta Technical College and Atlanta Metropolitan College. As a member of the Education Committee, Senator Fort has been on the forefront in the movement to protect public education. -4-

11 Senator Fort has been recognized by several organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Georgia Council on Aging, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. He has been recognized as legislator of the year by the Georgia Association of Educators, Alpha kappa Alpha, Improved benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has also received the Unsung Hero award from the Anti-Defamation League. Senator Fort has appeared on or been quoted munerous local national and international media outlets including CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News, New York Times, MSNBC, Washington Post, Newsweek, The Nation Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, HDNet with Dan Rather and Financial Times. KEN FOSKETT is Senior Editor/Investigations at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the author of "Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence Thomas" (William Morrow 2004). He was the AJC's Washington correspondent from and has served in a number of reporting and editing roles, including investigative reporter and features editor. In 2014, he received the Atlanta Press Club's Impact Award for his role in creating Personal Journeys at the AJC. BRETT GADSDEN, co-teacher of the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University, is Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at Emory and a historian of twentieth centuly United States and African American history. His first book, Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) chronicles the three-decades-long struggle over segregated schooling in Delaware, a key border state and important site of civil rights activism, education reform, and white reaction. RICHARD T. GRIFFITHS holds the position of Vice-President and Senior Editorial Director for CNN, responsible for editorial quality control. Griffiths oversees "the Row," the network's correspondent script approval and story vetting operation. His responsibilities include editorial oversight of CNN's investigative journalism. He has worked for CNN since During his tenure, CNN has been honored by many awards for journalism, including a prestigious 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors medal for reporting on the Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. ambassador, a 2012 Peabody for coverage of the Arab Spring, and a 2011 Peabody for reporting on the Gulf Oil Spill. In 2014, Griffiths was among those honored by IRE for CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting's expose on mental health treatment scams in California. From , Griffiths was a producer for CBS News based in Atlanta and Los Angeles, winning two Emmys for his news coverage, in 1986 and Griffiths also was a producer for WFAA-TV in Dallas from 1981 to 1984, where he managed the "Close-Up" unit, wrote and produced for the station's prime time "instant" specials and was lead producer for major breaking news stories. -5-

12 From 1980 to 1981, Griffiths was a producer for KTVI-TV in Saint Louis, where he produced segments for loxlra, the station's award-winning local news magazine and investigation program. Additionally, Griffiths was a news and documentary producer and reporter for WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C., from 1978 to 1980; a news director and reporter for WGBG-Radio in Greensboro from 1977 to 1978; and a stringer for United Press International, based in Greensboro. He began his journalism career as a college radio reporter in Griffiths studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is originally from Britain. SHARON L. HILL, PhD is currently a Visiting Faculty with Georgia State University in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She is privileged to have the opportunity to teach both graduate and undergraduate students in social work and organizational leadership courses. In addition, she is conducting research on child welfare and behavior health issues. Dr. Hill was formerly the Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation (PRE) with the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). She has worked in the field ofliuman Services for over 25 years including as Director and Deputy Director of Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and Director of Federal Regulations and Data for DFCS which includes the Office of Quality Assurance, SHINES (Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System) and Data Analysis and Reporting. She has also worked in Illinois as a frontline case manager in child protective services, foster care and adoptions for both state and private agencies. Prior to coming to Georgia, she was an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and also worked for the Texas Department of Human Services as a Civil Rights and Management Trainer and an administrator in Long Term Care Services. She also served as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Hill received her Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master's in Guidance and Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. She is passionate about strengthening families and communities so they have the capacity to create safe, stable and emiching environments for children. HON. CAROL W. HUNSTEIN was appointed to the Supreme Court in November 1992 by then Governor Zell Miller. On July 1,2009, Gov. Miller swore her in as Chief Justice and she served in that capacity until August She is the second woman in history to serve as a permanent member of the Court. In 1984 Justice Hunstein won election to the Superior Court of DeKalb County. Prior to serving on the bench, Justice Hunstein was in private practice. She has been a member of the Georgia Bar since COREY JOHNSON is a staff writer at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization based in New York City dedicated to high-quality journalism about the American criminal justice system. Johnson's previous work at The Center for Investigative Reporting triggered investigations and spun'ed California's first law against coerced prison sterilizations. His reporting on deficient school earthquake safety also won national journalism honors and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. -6-

13 DIANA RVGH JOHNSON is a solo practitioner specializing in child welfare law and Social Security Disability. She holds a Master's Degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University and a law degree from Georgia State University. Diana is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and was the 2010 recipient of the Stephen Cahn Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the National Association of Counsel for Children. She is a member of the Georgia Supreme Court's Committee on Justice for Children and the Parent Attorney Advocacy Committee. She serves on the steering committee of the ABA's Parent Representation Project and on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children. Diana teaches other child welfare attorneys in Georgia and across the United States on a variety of topics including trial skills, effective case planning, understanding drug tests, and due diligence in medically-complicated cases. BRIAN JORDAN, a professional athlete most known for building a multi-sport legacy, is clearly a man of many talents. Sports enthusiasts have long been aware of his athletic skills, as he has been an All-Star player with the Atlanta Braves and an All-Pro selection with the Atlanta Falcons. For almost 20 years, Jordan has helped make sports history, as a leader on both the baseball and football fields. Being a two-sport professional athlete is an uncommon occurrence in professional sports, the Baltimore native has contributed more to Atlanta than just home runs and bone-jarring tackles. Jordan is an Emmy award-winning sports analyst for FOX Sports South and a recurring broadcast personality for Comcast Sports South and ESPN. As a lead analyst for both the Atlanta and Gwinnett Braves, he is in the homes of millions of sports lovers every week. In 1998, he founded the Brian Jordan Foundation, which helps children strive to reach their full potential. The mission of his non-profit organization is to provide useful information, resources, and tools to help and support young people and their families. The foundation's educational program awards scholarships to deserving young people. Through a three-core program model, which includes literacy, health & fitness and scholarships, the Brian Jordan Foundation is successful in building stronger young people and helping them achieve their full potential. Since childhood, Jordan realized that success meant giving back to his community. His mother, a schoolteacher, and his father, a steelworker embedded these moral values in him. As he walks his path of success, he continues to create vehicles and opportunities to help others to succeed. Now, a highly sought after speaker, analyst and author, Jordan, most recently, began displaying his considerable talent as a writer. His best-selling children's book entitled, "1 Told You I Can Play," is a brilliant chronicle of how he followed his heart to show young people that they can do anything, if they put their minds to it. In 2010, Jordan also released his second children's book entitled "Overcoming the Fear of the Baseball." This, must read, details a childhood experience when Jordan was hit in the face with -7-

14 a fastball. Instead of calling it quits, he was forced to face his fear and returned to the baseball field where he went on to play 15 years of Major League Baseball. Jordan's most recent children's book entitled "Time-Out For Bullies" discusses how his mother taught him first-hand what bullying was and how it negatively impacts children. He then reveals how he used his athletic ability to help those dealing with bullies in his school. Jordan is affiliated with an impressive list of prestigious organizations. He serves on the Morehouse School of Medicine Board. Most importantly, he has privately funded a wellness center for Grady Hospital employees and full college scholarships and mentorships for several students and young athletes. Jordan is also an ambassador and public advocate for the YMCA, The American Diabetes Association and Boy Scouts of America. He has been honored as the Boy Scouts Peach of an Athlete Role Model award and inducted into the Virginia Hall of Fame as well as the University of Richmond Hall orfame. MARY CLAIRE KELLY, born in Baltimore and raised in Tucker, Georgia, studied at the Oxford College of Emory University before earning degrees in Journalism and History at the Atlanta Emory campus in She began her work with the Cold Case Project as a student in the class, and over the course of two years involved herself in more and more aspects of research-- from FOIA requests to in-person interviews. She wrote a senior honors thesis on the civil rights era in Terrell County, Georgia, for which she received highest honors. She is currently a radio producer at 90.1 fm WABE. HANK KLIBANOFF serves as director and co-teacher of the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University, where he is the James M. Cox JI'. Professor of Journalism. A native of Alabama, Klibanoff joined Emory after more than 30 years as a reporter and editor at print and online newspapers in Mississippi and at The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Klibanoff and co-author Gene Roberts won a Pulitzer Prize in history in 2007 for The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation (Knopf, 2006). EMMA LACEY-BORDEAUX is a journalist working for CNN based in Atlanta, Georgia. She's a Row Editor and works with correspondents around the world to ensure editorial integrity for CNN, CNNi, CNN.com, HLN and Newsource. She's been with CNN for seven years starting out as a researcher and going on to report and produce award winning multimedia content for CNN. She broke news on a major loophole in federal gun laws and was out front on the issue of rape on college campuses; she covered the Presidential election of20l2 and the hotly contested execution of Troy Davis. Compassion and curiosity drive Emma's journalist interests and passions. Emma has lived a multitude of places but considers Atlanta home. She's a graduate of Decatur High School and Georgia State University. She's an active volunteer, has served on the boards of many organizations, from dance companies to her neighborhood association. She's passionate about civic dialogue and is a member of the LEAD Atlanta class of DARRYL LEDBETTER has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, is admitted to Wisconsin State Bar and has a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. His professional background includes work in both the print and broadcast media. Attorney Ledbetter has -8-

15 appeared on ESPN's First Take, Cold Pizza and Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, MSNBC, NFL Network's Total Access and ESPN's SportsCenter. He has been a sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer, the Cincinnati Enquirer, a sports reporter and columnist for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is currently the Atlanta Falcons Beat Writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was one of the lead writers in the notorious Michael Vick dogfighting federal case. He has also practiced law with the law firms of Gonzalez, Saggio, Birdsall & Harlan in Milwaukee and Prioleau & Associates in Atlanta. Attorney Ledbetter joined the Clark Atlanta University faculty as an Adjunct Professor in the Fall of 2006 and teaches Communications Law. Attorney Ledbetter joined the faculty of the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication as an Adjunct Professor in 2015 and teaches the Introduction to Sports Writing and Reporting class. He has also lectured at the Marquette University'S National Sports Law Institute. LAUREN LINDER is Director of Business and Legal Affairs with The Weather Channel, working with the live, original programming and digital divisions. She previously worked as counsel at trutv and Turner Studios, focusing on development, production, and licensing of content. Lauren started her legal career as an intellectual property associate at Kilpatrick Townsend, where she counseled clients regarding advertising, copyright, licensing, right of publicity and trademark matters. An Atlanta native, Lauren graduated from Pace Academy. She received her juris doctor from Duke University and her bachelor's degree from Brown University. Lauren has a passion for education: She is currently on the advisory board for KIPP WAYS Academy and serves as a volunteer debate coach for the school. Lauren's educational volunteer efforts in Atlanta also include extensive participation with the Atlanta Urban Debate League, the Freedom Writers program at Booker T. Washington High School, and Everybody Wins! at Hope-Hill Elementary. Lauren also serves on the board of Central CSI the non-profit arm of her childhood church in Vine City. She has also participated as a student, teacher, coach, and administrator in urban debate leagues around the country, including Atlanta, Baltimore, New York, and Providence. Lauren lives on the Westside of Atlanta with her husband Jonathan and their dog Shiva. HOLLIE MANHEIMER began work as the first and only executive director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation in January She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College; received a Master's in English from New York University; earned her Juris Doctorate from Emory University Law School; and received a Master's in communication from Georgia State University. When not serving the foundation, Manheimer practices law with Stuckey & Manheimer, Inc. and serves as a part-time judge of the DeKalb County Recorders Court. SHAWN MCINTOSH is the Deputy Managing Editor for Investigations and Enterprise of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A veteran of the Macon Telegraph, USA Today, The Dallas Morning News and The (Jackson, Mississippi) Clarion Ledger. Shawn oversees the AJC's investigative journalism and day-to-day planning of enterprise reporting while looking ahead to ensure that the paper is ready for the next big thing, whatever changes technology and readers bring. ROSS MERLIN, from Boston, is ajunior at Emory University where he is majoring in English and Psychology. Ross works at Emory's Center for Community Partnerships and volunteers at -9-

16 Maynard Jackson High School in Edgewood. He is also a mentor for Emory's freshman step team (BAM), after serving as a team captain for a year. NATHANIEL MEYERSOHN is a senior at Emory from New York City. He is a history major with a focus on the civil rights movement and the South. Meyersohn, Undergraduate Humanities Honors Fellow at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory, is writing a senior honors thesis on the career of former Georgia Congressman Charles L. Weltner. JAY NEAL is a former representative in the Georgia State House of Representatives. While serving in the Georgia House, he was vice-chair of the Public Safety Committee and Chairman of the House Committee on State Institutions and Property. The State Institutions and Property Committee handles a number of areas of legislation including Corrections. Representative Neal co-sponsored HB 1176, a bill that significantly reformed Georgia's criminal justice system. Neal was recently appointed Executive Director of Georgia's Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry by Governor Nathan Deal. BILL NIGUT has enjoyed a career as a journalist spanning more than 30 years. He spent 20 years as the national and state political reporter for WSB-TV, Atlanta, where he covered the White House and Capitol Hill, five presidential campaigns, and 19 sessions of the Georgia General Assembly. In 2003, Nigut left the news business to become the start-up CEO of the Metro Atlanta Arts ill1d Culture Coalition, a unique public-private partnership dedicated to making arts and culture an integral part of the metro area's long-range economic plan. Nigut also served as the Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, one of the nation's premiere civil and human rights organizations before returning to broadcasting in his role as Senior Executive Producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting. DON PLUMMER spent most ono years working in journalism. He studied journalism at Georgia State University where he was an editor ofthe student newspaper, The Signal. Over the decades he has written medical, political, crime and business articles, beginning at the Marietta Daily Journal where many of his later colleagues at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and at CNN also began their reporting careers. Don was one of the early adherents of web-based journalism, writing breaking news for AJC.com. Since then he has become a recognized expert in new media such as twitter, facebook, LinlcedIn and other social media. From 2007 until 20 II, Don provided information to the public at the Superior Court of Fulton County where he increased access to the court by creating social media sites where court users could more easily access information. Don now consults on communications projects for a variety of clients in the legal and nonprofit areas, including The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. -10-

17 JONATHAN RINGEL has been the managing editor of the Daily Report since From 1995 until 2005, he covered a host of beats for the newspaper and its affiliate in Washington, including the U.S. Supreme Court during Bush v. Gore. Jonathan received a B.A. in history and a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Emory University. STEFAN E. RITTER is a Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Georgia Department of Law and the principal contact for its Open Government Mediation Program. In 1997, the Attorney General pressed for legislation to amend Georgia's Open Meetings and Open Records acts to give the Department of Law the ability to help citizens and government agencies resolve their disputes without resorting to litigation. After the legislation was passed, the office moved to create an informal mediation program to help Georgia's citizens with questions or concerns about local government's decisions to close meetings to the public or governmental responses to Open Records requests. AMBER A. ROBINSON is a Senior Assistant City Attorney in the City of Atlanta's Department of Law. She provides legal advice to the City regarding Public Safety, Labor Relations and Regulatory Issues, and is counsel to the Atlanta Police Department, the Atlanta fire Rescue Department, the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections, and the City of Atlanta's Judicial Agencies. Amber also provides legal advice to the Atlanta City Council's Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee, and the Department of Finance's Office of Revenue regarding non-tax revenue issues. As a member of the Department of Law's Litigation Practice Group, Amber serves as lead counsel in matters challenging the constitutionality of official City actions and policies related to the exercise of the City's police power, and labor relations matters. A native of the Atlanta Area, Amber is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia State University College of Law. VALEIUE CONDIT ROGERS, M.S.W., is a school social worker for the Fulton County School System where she has proudly served the children of Fulton County lor 12 years. Rogers earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999 and her master's degree in Social Work from Georgia State University in During her year between college and graduate school, Ms. Rogers completed a year of service through AmeriCorps with the Atlanta Public School System. After graduate school, Ms. Rogers worked as the Truancy Intervention Project Coordinator for the Fulton County Juvenile Court, before transitioning to her current position with the school system. Ms. Rogers has served as a school social worker with elementary, middle and high schools in fulton County and she is currently assigned full time to Roswell High School in North Fulton. Ms. Rogers and her husband live in Sandy Springs. BENJAMIN ROWLAND has worked in production for 17 years. He got his start as a director of a children's television show. Later he worked as a producer and editor for a national series for NBC Sports for eight seasons. In 2012, Ben founded Yonder Blue Films, a production company based near Atlanta. Yonder Blue has produced and provided services on all sorts of projects, -11-

18 from commercials, to TV, to films. Yonder Blue Films has become known for its low-altitude aerial service, providing aerials for projects such as "Dumb and Dumber To" and "Insurgent" - premiering March JAMES SALZER has been covering state politics, legislation and finance at the Georgia Capitol for more than 20 years, including the past 13 years for the AJC. He is currently part of the AJC's investigative team, specializing in state tax, budget and ethics issues. Before coming to Atlanta, he was a political reporter in Texas and a general assignment and military reporter in Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Decatur with his wife, Anna. JOSEPH P. SPILLANE has almost 27 years of service with the Atlanta Police Department and has served in five of the six police precincts and in a variety of specialized assignments. He began his career in April of 1988 after serving four years with the United States Air Force. He graduated from the Atlanta Police Academy in October of 1988 as the valedictorian of class # 130. Deputy Chief Spillane steadily rose through the ranks of the Atlanta Police Department serving as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and currently, Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Spillane holds a Managerial Certificate from P.O.S.T. and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, graduating summa cum laude from Saint Leo University. He also holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Critical Incident Management and is a Graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Strategic Management Institute for Police (SMIP). Deputy Chief Spillane is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Deputy Chief Spillane currently manages the Atlanta Police Department's largest Division, the Field Operations Division. ERICA STERLING, from Seaside, California, is a senior at Emory University, double majoring in History and Psychology. Erica is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and an Undergraduate Humanities Honors Fellow at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory. She is writing a senior honors thesis on A Better Chance, the program that recruits historically marginalized students and places them in prestigious preparatory schools. RON THOMAS became the first director of Morehouse College's Journalism and Sports Program in He administers one of the few journalism programs in the nation with a sports emphasis, teaches news writing and spolis reporting, and advises the Maroon Tiger student newspaper. Thirty-eight of his students have gone on to work in the media and 16 have earned master's degrees in journalism. For more than 30 years as a sports reporter, he covered major college and professional sports at prominent newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today, where he was the paper's first pro basketball reporter and editor. -12-

19 In 2012, Northeastern University's Sport in Society program gave Thomas a lifetime achievement award for sports journalism. In recent years, his articles have appeared in The New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Huffington Post. Thomas has specialized in writing about the racial dynamics of sports. His book, They Cleared the Lane: NBA 's Black Pioneers is the only one written about the integration of pro basketball. It details the process and turmoil that brought black players into the NBA in 1950 after they were secretly banned from the league's tirst four seasons. Ron received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and his Master's in Journalism from Northwestern. He is a founding member of the Sports Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists. DAVID VIGILANTE is senior vice president, legal for CNN and senior vice president and associate general counsel for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.). Vigilante is based in Atlanta and reports to executive vice president and general counsel oftbs, Inc., Louise Sams. Vigilante'S responsibilities include serving as chief editorial counsel for CNN's worldwide operations as well as oversight of legal issues involving program acquisition, technology and business transactions. He is also responsible for oversight of all litigation affecting TBS, Inc. or its subsidiaries, worldwide which, in addition to CNN, includes brands such as TNT, TBS, trutv, Cartoon Network and Turner's international networks. David is occasionally contributes to CNN, and in 2013 he was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing. CHRISTOPHER G. W ALKERjoined the City of Atlanta's Law Department in 2010 where he is an assistant City Attorney. He is assigned to the Litigation Practice Group and handles litigation primarily for the Police Department, Fire Department, Corrections, Municipal Court and License Review Board. In addition, he serves as counsel to the Mayor':; Office of Entertainment and the Office of Municipal Clerk on all election matters. Walker was admitted to the Georgia Bar in He is a graduate of The University of Georgia (B.A., cum laude, Political Science and B.S., Psychology, 2006) and Wake Forest University (J.D., 2009). JOSH WHITE is the Education Editor of The Washington Post. Joshjoined the Post in 1998 and for six years worked on the Virginia staff, where he reported on police and courts in Prince William County, Va. He was one of the lead reporters on the Washington-area sniper case and led coverage of John Allen Muhammad's capital murder trial. In addition to covering numerous capital cases and drug-related offenses, Josh has witnessed two executions by electric chair in Virginia's death chamber. Josh moved to the Post's National desk in April 2004, and as a military correspondent he covered the Pentagon, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military criminal justice, and the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In late 2004 and again in 2006, he was embedded with U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. Josh made several reporting trips to Guantanamo Bay and was among a handful of reporters who covered Khalid Sheik Mohammed's first courtroom appearance there in

20 In October 2008, Josh returned to the Metro section, where he worked as an investigative reporter focusing on law enforcement. His investigations included the Maryland State Police's surveillance of protest groups, the mishandling of bodies at a Northern Virginia funeral home, a former Manassas high school teacher's 30-year trail of abuse that spanned the globe, the search for and ultimate arrest of the "East Coast Rapist", and the lasting effects of sexual abuse by a youth director at Vienna Presbyterian Church. Josh also had the only face-to-face media interview with convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo as part of the Post's 10 th anniversary coverage of the sniper shootings. Josh began working with the Post's education team in September 2012, editing a group of 10 reporters and columnists who cover the Washington area's school districts, state-level education policy, and a broad swath of national education issues. An award-winning journalist,.tosh contributed to the Post's coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting massacre, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for brealdng news, and he was a part of Post teams that were Pulitzer finalists in 2005, 2006 and 2014 for coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison abuses, the U. S. government's war on terrorism, and the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Discussing his Post reporting, Josh has appeared on numerous news broadcasts and in documentaries, including on BBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, NPR, MSNBC, PBS, and PBS Frontline. Born and raised in the Boston area, Josh has a degree in political science from the University of Michigan, where he was editor of the Michigan Daily. He lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and two daughters. ASHLEY WILLCOTT took office February 1, 2014 as the director of Georgia's Office of the Child Advocate. A lawyer, Willcott is a child welfare law specialist with her own private practice and two decades of experience in the juvenile justice system. She also serves as special assistant attorney general representing the Department of Human Resources, as well as Rockdale and Dawson counties' Department of Family and Children Services. Willcott was appointed DeKalb County juvenile court judge pro tern and previously served as the Fulton County juvenile court judge pro tern. LEE WILLIAMS is Assistant General Counsel at CNN, where she began working in She advises on news gathering and publication issues for CNN's Special Investigations unit, the network CNN International, CNN's 39 international bureaus, and CNN shows Anderson Cooper 360, and Fareed Zakaria GPS. Williams serves on a shield law task force committee for the Media Law Resource Center and speaks on panels at various conferences and Emory University's journalism and law schools on topics such as the Espionage Act and other whistleblower issues. Williams received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Tennessee. ROBERT M. WILLIAMS JR. is the immediate past president of the National Newspaper Association, a former president of the Georgia Pres.s Association and the chair and publisher of SouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, Georgia. Williams bought into The Blackshear -14-


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