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James C. Millstone Memorial Lecture: A Free Press and the Bar: Ethical Duties of Lawyers

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019

Saint Louis University School of Law will host this second Millstone event at noon on April 10, 2019, in the John K. Pruellage Courtroom at Scott Hall. Learn more about the first event on April 9.

The event is a panel and discussion featuring:

  • - Kathy Kiely, professor and Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism
  • - Joseph Martineau, partner, Lewis Rice
  • - Mark Sableman, partner, Thompson Coburn
  • - Hon. Lisa Van Amburg, professor of practice, Saint Louis University School of Law

Moderated by William Freivogel, professor, SIU School of Journalism

1.0 Missouri ethics CLE credit available.


Kathy Kiely is a veteran reporter and editor with a multimedia portfolio and a passion for transparency, free speech and teaching. After a long career covering politics in Washington, Kiely moved into the classroom full-time because, she says, universities are the laboratories that will discover the formula for making fact-based journalism viable again. 

Joseph E. Martineau focuses his practice on media and communications law as well as intellectual property law, health law litigation, and complex commercial litigation. His clients include local and national major media representatives. Joe has tried cases in both the state and federal courts in Missouri and Illinois, and he has argued cases in the appellate and Supreme Courts in each state. Joe writes articles and publications in the fields of defamation and invasion of privacy law, the First Amendment, and media law in general. An adjunct professor at Washington University for 20 years, he teaches a course on communications law.

Mark Sableman is a partner at Thompson Coburn. Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, marketing and business. He helps news media clients gather and publish news, and business clients build their brands, and fight infringement and false advertising. He helps all clients protect and use information technology, and conduct business in the online world. In legal terms, he concentrates in intellectual property, media, and information technology law.

Hon. Lisa Van Amburg is a professor of practice at SLU LAW. She most recently served as a judge with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Missouri until she retired in August of 2018. Prior to her appelate work, Judge Van Amburg served as a circuit judge on the 22nd Judical Circuit. In her private practice she specialized in civil rights and employment law.

William H. Freivogel, journalism professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 34 years. He was assistant Washington Bureau Chief and deputy editorial editor. At SIU he was director of the School of Journalism. In the Washington Bureau of the Post-Dispatch he shared a job with his wife Margaret. William covered the U.S. Supreme Court and wrote legal and investigative stories about defense fraud, dioxin contamination, the failures of the Reagan EPA, Reagan administration shifts in civil rights, the Reagan attempt to kill the Legal Services Administration and series about the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The work won national awards from Sigma Delta Chi, IRE, Sidney Hillman, the National Press Club and the ABA.


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