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Elizabeth Soja

Staff Attorney
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Beth Soja is a staff attorney supporting the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Local Legal Initiative.

After beginning her legal career as a fellow at the Reporters Committee, Beth practiced media law with both Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, PLLC in North Carolina and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Washington, D.C. In addition to government transparency and freedom of information issues, especially state open meetings and public records law matters, her practice has focused on pre-publication review, libel defense, and reporter’s privilege. She has co-authored briefs in courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. She also enjoyed teaching “Media Law in the Digital Age” as an adjunct lecturer at her alma mater, Georgetown University.

While in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Beth served as an articles and notes editor for the First Amendment Law Review and worked as an intern reporter for Legal Times (now The National Law Journal) with U.S. Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro.

Admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and North Carolina; admitted to the U.S. District Courts for E.D.N.C., M.D.N.C., W.D.N.C., E.D. Va. and W.D. Va.