Dryer Moderates ‘Public Access and the Courts’ Panel, Oct. 12

On October 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Randy Dryer, Presidential Honors Professor at the University of Utah, will moderate a panel discussion, “Public Access and the Courts,” at the Salt Lake City Federal Courthouse, 350 S. Main Street, Courtroom 420.

 Subtitled “A Perennial Problem Complicated by Technology, Insights from Participants in the Brian David Mitchell Case,” the panel will discuss “issues which arise from the tension between the work of the court and the demands of public access by the media and others in the current atmosphere influenced by the immediacy of technology,” according to organizers.


Panelists include Dale A. Kimball, Senior United States District Judge; Diana Hagen, Assistant United States Attorney; Parker Douglas, Assistant Federal Public Defender; Michael P. O’Brien, Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough; and Pat Reavy, The Salt Lake Tribune.

 To register, visit http://ors.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/enroll.cgi?classid=187.  CLE credit of 1.5 hours, including 0.5 hours Professionalism and Civilty, will be offered. 

 The event is sponsored by the Tenth Circuit Historical Society and the Federal Bar Association.

 Questions should be directed to Louise York, Chief Deputy Clerk for the U.S.C. District Court at 801-524-6121 or louise_york@utd.uscourts.gov.