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Lies I tell you! How Do I Deal With Anonymous Negative Internet Posts About Me? 
In this day and age, there's no getting around the power of the Internet.  Businesses and celebrities use it as a tool to market and sell their wares.  The public uses the Internet, particularly on social media, to comment on those businesses and celebrities and post anything else on their mind.  The Internet is ideally viewed as promoting the marketplace of ideas, but it also provides a stage for a minority of persons to anonymously spread false and damaging information.  While we'd like to believe we're far from accepting the statement, "If it's on the Internet, it must be true," how far are we?  What can businesses and individuals, famous or not, do when falsely attacked by anonymous posters?  Is there any consequence for anonymous posters seeking to destroy rather than spur debate?  What liability do social media websites face when they are used by anonymous posters as a launching pad for attack?

Something can be done, but confronting anonymous online attacks is a legal minefield that, if not handled properly, could be completely ineffective and could even expose an attorney inexperienced in navigating that minefield to personal liability.  This program has gathered experts in this growing field to discuss the available options for persons and businesses faced with this problem and the legal and practical challenges they and their attorneys should consider.

Speaker & Program Chair:

Maribeth Annaguey, Partner, Liner LLP, Entertainment and Business Litigation Departments


Howard Bragman, Vice-Chairman of and founder of public relations agency, Fifteen Minutes
Tiffany Caterina, Attorney, Liner LLP
Bennet Kelly, Attorney and founder of the Internet Law Center
When: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Westside Tavern - Westwood Room (Directions, Parking is Complimentary)
$0 - Sitting Bench Officers
$100 - Inn of Court Members who pay in advance* 
$135 - Guest Fee, Non-Inn of Court Members who pay in advance*   
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Inn of Court President | Gregory P. Barchie, Esq. 
* Advanced registration closes 24 hours prior to event time. Registrations received thereafter include a $10 additional fee. Full refund with 48 hours notice. Raincheck with 24 hours notice. 

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 Hours of Participatory Credit - and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
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