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Advertising Laws: The Top Ten (and more) Legal Issues You Should Know


Jul 14, 2022




Teresa Shaak



Melissa Melewsky, PNA’s Media Law Counsel, offers valuable information on the laws of advertising. She’ll highlight some of the most common questions she sees on PNA Legal Hotline.  While maintaining ad revenue, be sure that you’re compliant with fair housing and fair employment laws as well as laws governing medical marijuana, CBD, tobacco and vaping products, beer and liquor, contests and gambling, bingo and smalls games of chance, trademark, copyright, and – in this election year – political advertising. Melissa will also be happy to answer questions from attendees on these, and other, issues impacting advertising staff.

Most appropriate for advertising directors, managers and sales reps.

Presented by: Melissa Melewsky, Media Law Counsel, PA NewsMedia Association

Melissa Melewsky is Media Law Counsel for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. She provides legal advice and advocacy to newspapers across the Commonwealth on a wide range of legal topics affecting the newspaper industry. Melissa also advocates for newspapers as an amicus curiae in the Pennsylvania judicial system in cases affecting the newspaper industry including access to government records and meetings, First Amendment rights, and defamation. Melissa has been a guest lecturer throughout the Commonwealth for media and civic organizations as well as government agencies and the court system on the Right to Know Law, the Sunshine Act and other laws that affect the media industry. She is a former co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Bar Press Committee and is currently an active member.  Prior to joining the Association, Melissa was the judicial law clerk to the Honorable William Harvey Wiest, Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas. She received a B.A. in Telecommunications from the Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

This one-hour GoToWebinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon, eastern time.  Registrants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.

There is no cost for PNA members; $20 for non-members.

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A confirmation with log in instructions will be emailed to each registrant immediately upon registering and a reminder email will be sent one day and one hour prior to the session.


July 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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