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Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference Features Carol LoCicero

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Libel and invasion of privacy is highlighted by founding partner.

Carol Jean LoCicero, one of the founding partners of Thomas & LoCicero, served as a speaker today at the Investigative Reporters & Editors 2018 Conference in Orlando.  Ms. LoCicero co-presented in a three-hour program sponsored by Knight Foundation addressing “Legal Workshop: Understanding Libel and Copyright.” 

During her segment of the workshop, Ms. LoCicero addressed the topic of libel and invasion of privacy. She discussed the legal problems which can arise from content and best practices to avoid getting sued for defamation.  She also explored the differences in defending cases brought by public and private figures, common law and constitutional defenses, privileges for opinion and using public records. 

Thomas & LoCicero is a proud supporter of the Investigative Reporters & Editors whose mission is to foster excellence in investigative journalism, which is essential to a free society.  The organization promotes high professional standards and protects the rights of investigative journalists.

With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known, respected and committed to free speech and a free press.  The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review.  At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.