Communication and Law Division

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The Communication and Law Division membership reflects the diversity of study in communication and the law. Its chief goal is to advance the understanding of communication within legal contexts. Areas of membership interest include, but are not limited to, jury decision-making, pre-trial processes, interaction within the courtroom and/or the law office, mass communication, interviewing, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and legal rhetoric. We recognize the diversity of methods used in research and embrace study from a variety of areas of communication (e.g., argumentation, interpersonal, organizational, health, small group, etc.). It welcomes membership from academics, attorneys, trainers, consultants, and others with interest in the communication processes underlying law and litigation philosophy and practices. membership reflects the diversity of study in communication and the law. Its chief goal is to advance the understanding of communication within legal contexts. Areas of membership interest include, but are not limited to, jury decision-making, pre-trial processes, interaction within the courtroom and/or the law office, mass communication, interviewing, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and legal rhetoric. We recognize the diversity of methods used in research and embrace study from a variety of areas of communication (e.g., argumentation, interpersonal, organizational, health, small group, etc.). It welcomes membership from academics, attorneys, trainers, consultants, and others with interest in the communication processes underlying law and litigation philosophy and practices.

Leadership

  • Chair: Hilary Rasmussen 
  • Vice Chair: Megan M. Lambertz-Berndt
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Kelly O'Donnell
  • Immediate Past Chair: Joseph Sery
  • Secretary: Melissa Bartels
Legislative Assembly
  • Hilary Rasmussen 
  • Megan M. Lambertz-Berndt

CLD Membership 

Official count taken each January. 


108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • CLD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election