JW Media | VIA ePostcard – October 2019

October 21, 2019 | Insights


Dallas Media Shines in Coverage of Amber Guyger Murder Trial

By Paul Watler

Before the trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on charges of murdering Botham Jean in his own apartment, the defense team argued that “media hysteria” threatened to deny her right to a fair trial. But when court proceedings unfolded, something very different than prejudicial, inflammatory news coverage emerged. The Dallas news media shone in its finest hour.

>> Discover the impact of local news media in covering this racially tinged case

Upcoming Panel

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, join Paul Watler as he moderates a Dallas Bar Association panel featuring journalists who covered the Amber Guyger murder trial. Sponsored by the Public Forum/Media Relations Committee, the panel includes:

– Jennifer Emily and Tom Fox, Dallas Morning News
– Tanya Eiserer and Rebecca Lopez, WFAA

>> Get the details and RSVP here



Since 1905, Jackson Walker has provide counsel to the media in every facet of the law. As the Firm celebrates 114 years of uninterrupted service to our media clients, Stacy Allen, Chip Babcock, Joel Glover, Nancy W. Hamilton, and Bob Latham trekked more than 4,700 miles to attend the Media Law Resource Center’s London Conference held September 15-17, 2019. Bob, who leads the Media Law practice and is a former president of the MLRC’s Defense Counsel Section, said:

“We are fortunate to be able to attend the Media Law Resource Center’s conferences every year and take part in the global conversation around freedom of the press.”

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Nate St. Clair Moderates College Athletics Panel at NSLI Conference

As Marquette University Law School celebrates the 30th anniversary of the National Sports Law Institute, Nate St. Clair returned to his law school alma mater to moderate a panel discussion on collegiate athletics at a conference held on October 18, 2019. Leading up to the conference, Nate noted:

“I look forward to highlighting many of the necessary changes that need to occur for the advancement of collegiate athletics for the next generation of athletes.”

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At Jackson Walker, we take pride in providing a supportive, inclusive environment for our attorneys and staff. As our Austin office celebrates receiving an ‘A’ grade in the Law Firm Diversity Report Card for the seventh consecutive year, the Firm looked back on recent accolades received in 2019.

>> Explore our commitment to diversity and inclusion