Florida Supreme Court: Media Advisory, 8/5/2015, 2:20 p.m. ET

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The 25th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 22 and 23. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats or new to Florida. The workshop is presented by The Florida Bar’s Media and Communications Law Committee.

Workshop scholarships cover two nights’ hotel accommodations and workshop meals. Travel expenses and incidentals are the responsibility of the participant or the participant’s employer.

Reporters attending will learn about legal reporting and covering the state courts from lawyers, judges and experienced journalists. Topics include:

  • Effective Techniques for Covering High-Profile cases.
  • Libel Law and Defamation.
  • Journalism in the World of Social Media, Twitter & Facebook.
  • Public Records and Florida’s Open Government Laws.
  • An overview of Lawyer Regulation at The Florida Bar.

Additionally there will be luncheon speakers on timely topics, a tour of the Supreme Court of Florida and an evening reception and dinner on the 22nd floor of the Capitol with the Supreme Court justices of Florida.

Nominations must be made by editors, publishers or news directors and include information on the journalist’s background, current assignments and contact information.

Please send nominations for receipt by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug.15, to The Florida Bar Public Information Department by email (pubinfo@flabar.org), fax (850-561-9429) or mail Reporters’ Workshop at 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399.

The selection process will be completed by late August and those selected for participation will be notified by email.

Public Information Department
The Florida Bar
(850) 561-5666


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