'The Law Works' begins new season Oct. 12

CHARLESTON -– West Virginia Public Broadcasting's "The Law Works" begins its eighth season with a discussion about insurance and tort reform. Tune in Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, the state's public television network.

This week's guest is Thomas C. Cady, a professor at West Virginia University's College of Law. Since 1966, Professor Cady has taught many of today's practicing lawyers in torts, insurance and workers
compensation. He also a visiting professor at the University of Houston and a E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown Law Center.

The host of "The Law Works," Dan Ringer, is a past-president of the West Virginia State Bar, has taught and lectured concerning legal matters at the college and university level since 1976, and is a member of the graduate faculty of the WVU College of Human Resources and Education. In 1996 Dan was named the first West Virginia Lawyer Citizen of the Year by the West Virginia Bar Foundation. In 2000, he honored as the American Bar Association Practitioner of the Year, by the ABA's Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee. In 2001 he received the President's Award from the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

"The Law Works" is a weekly show discussing legal issues that effect daily life. Since its beginning in 1999, "The Law Works" has considered issues ranging from how to buy a house, to the relevance of marriage in the 21st Century, to the law of war. The goal of "The Law Works" is to provide West Virginians with important information concerning the legal system from a national, regional and local perspective. Guests have included four Chief Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court, three presidents of the American Bar Association, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Attorney General of West Virginia and many trial court judges, law professors, U.S. Attorneys, and practicing West Virginia attorneys.

"The Law Works" is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting in cooperation with the West Virginia State Bar, the Mountain State Bar, The West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the West Virginia University College of Law.

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