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Jennifer Borg Mentioned in Yale Law School Press on Clinic Providing Pro Bono Counsel to Independent Documentary Filmmakers


Jennifer Borg, Of Counsel at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was mentioned in the Yale Law School Press article, “Clinic Project Supports Independent Documentary.” The article discusses the DocProject and its mission to offer legal resources to documentary filmmakers.

Since 2018, a program of the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School has filled a crucial gap in the country’s media ecosystem. DocProject provides pro bono legal advice to independent documentary filmmakers, helping them in the work to hold power accountable.

Shapiro approached Sandra Baron, senior fellow at the Law School’s Information Society Project and Abrams Institute for the Freedom of Expression, to start an initiative to support independent documentary filmmakers. Working closely with BritDoc, DocProject launched in spring 2018 with its first class of students and clients. Two years later, media lawyer Jennifer Borg (now a Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School) joined the team. Today, Shapiro, Baron, and Borg jointly lead the project.

DocProject’s mission is twofold: to assist documentary filmmakers who would not otherwise have access to legal resources, and to train the next generation of media lawyers.

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