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Is that Defamation? Using the Law to Fight Online Attacks 2019 *In-Person at D.C. Bar*

September 18, 2019

Credits: 2.0 Credit Hours

Description: Defamation law has never been more relevant than in this political climate.  Our expert faculty will cover the law of defamation as well as common defenses to a defamation actions, such as the Anti-SLAPP statutes.  In addition, they will offer practical advice to help your clients fight online attacks such as:

  • How to file “John Doe” lawsuits to identify anonymous attackers
  • The use of demand letters to have negative posts removed
  • How a corporate entity sues and proves damages from defamatory conduct
  • Steps to take if a competitor is spreading false information.

Our knowledgeable panel will also cover the basics of how the First Amendment fits into defamation law and the limits of a First Amendment defense in civil litigation.


  • Megan Meier, Clare Locke LLP
  • Sara Kropf, Law Office of Sara Kropf PLLC;

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.


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Megan Meier, Clare Locke LLP

Sara Kropf, Law Office of Sara Kropf PLLC