Deadline to apply for the Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop is October 11
Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 32nd Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on November 6 and 7.
This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV, and radio journalists new to the courts and legal reporting or new to Florida. The workshop is presented by The Florida Bar Media & Communications Law Committee in partnership with the Florida Supreme Court.
Nominations must be made by editors, publishers, or news directors using this nomination form. Reporters who are accepted will be awarded scholarships for two nights’ hotel accommodations in Tallahassee 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. Possible topics include:
- The Florida Bar’s discipline system and how to access discipline records
- Libel law/defamation and privacy
- Hot topics in public records
- The First Amendment through court cases and issues
- Reporting on high-profile cases
Additionally, there will be a tour of the Florida Supreme Court, a visit to Florida State University’s College of Law, and dinner with Florida Supreme Court justices and other judicial dignitaries.
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, October 11 at 5 p.m.