Online Defamation and Website Removal (LIVE WEBCAST)

Online Defamation and Website Removal (LIVE WEBCAST)
Speaker: Jeffrey Portnoy , Cades Schutte
Online Defamation and Website Removal
(Live Webcast)

Date and Time:
Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This livestream webinar will be available through your HSBA CLE Classroom for HSBA Members (TO VERIFY YOUR SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY CLICK HERE)
If you are a Non-HSBA member or Law Student Bar Card Member, please contact the HSBA CLE Department for instructions on how to view the livestream webinar.

 This seminar qualifies for 1 CLE Credit.


$50 Non-HSBA Member (LIVE WEBCAST)
*Law Student HSBA Bar Card Member Free (LIVE WEBCAST)

Cost includes the LIVE webcast ONLY which will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm HST. 

Same day registrants are welcome, but please register at least one hour before the webcast.

Cancellation requests must be received by Friday, March 12, 2021 for a full refund. There will be no refunds if you miss the live webcast. 

Please check your system requirements early to avoid missing the program. Availability of HSBA Staff assistance will be limited on the day of the program.    

“Online Defamation”
What is it ?  What isn’t it?
How does it differ from traditional print/broadcast defamation?

“The Communication Decency Act”
What is it ?  Is it doomed?

“The Libel Lawsuit”
Claims, Defenses, Damages and Remedies
How can I remove defamatory posts (or can’t I)?


Jeffrey Portnoy, Cades Schutte. 

Jeff is a partner at Cades Schutte practicing in the area of litigation. He previously served as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and has practiced law as a civil litigator at the firm since 1972.

Jeff has extensive litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience in several areas of substantive law, including insurance, employment, mass tort, product liability, media, securities, and medical and legal professional errors and omissions.

Jeff currently serves as Treasurer for the Ninth Circuit Historical Society. He was President of the Hawaii State Bar Association in 2007. He is also a past President of the Hawaii Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and he served a three year term as Hawaii’s representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Advisory Board.
Jeff has served two three-year terms as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit and was Chairman of the United States District Court Advisory (Biden) Committee. He also served as a Hawai‘i State Per Diem Judge and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hawai‘i teaching media law for several years. He is a member of the Hawaii ABOTA chapter. Jeff has served as the Hawaii State Representative to the Defense Research Institute. He has also served as the Hawaii State Bar Association’s representative to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He is presently a vice chair of the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents.

He has been named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (2016), Bet-the-Company Litigation (2013), and Insurance Law (2011).  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in several practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Bet-the-Company Litigation.  Jeff is listed in Who’s Who in America, and he has been the recipient of several local and national awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award, and the Exceptional Performance Award from the Defense Research Institute. Among other state and national recognitions, he has been selected as one of the leading litigators in Hawaii by Chambers USA and several other publications. In 2016, he was recognized as the top Civil Litigation Lawyer by Hawaii Super Lawyers List.

His media clients have included the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu Publishing, Pacific Business News, Hawaii Tribune Herald, West Hawaii Today, KGMB, KITV, KHON, Clear Channel Communications, New York Post.

In his spare time, he has served as President of Manoa Valley Theatre’s Board of Directors for 25 years and is the color analyst for University of Hawaii basketball on ESPN 1420. Jeff has served as visiting Professor of Law at the Debrecen School of Law, Debrecen, Hungary, in Tartu, Estonia, and in Warsaw, Poland.

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