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May 10, 2021
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The first webinar in the Reporters’ Workshop Web Series “Covering Trials After a Pandemic” will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 11:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

This webinar present by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is free and open to all members of the media.  Zoom registration link:

For over 30 years the Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop was held in person in Tallahassee.  It was an intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal beats or new to Florida.

Due to the pandemic, the Reporters’ Workshop has been redesigned as a web series featuring different topics relevant to court reporting throughout the year and open to all journalists in the state. The first session, Covering Trials After a Pandemic, will address covering remote proceedings, how to inform your readers and viewers about the administration of justice in Florida in this extraordinary time, how to cover the courts changes in procedures, protocols, and rules plus packed dockets and a surge in litigation.

Panelists for the session include:

  • Sara Miles, PIO, Twentieth Judicial Circuit and President, Florida Courts Public Information Officers, Inc.
  • Eunice Sigler, PIO, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade
  • Tricia Knox, Deputy Director, Florida Supreme Court Communications Office
  • David Ovalle, reporter, The Miami Herald
  • John Kennedy, Capital reporter, Gannett
  • Troy Kinsey, Bay News 9 and News 13 Capitol reporter
  • Dori Foster-Morales, attorney and president of The Florida Bar
  • Clay County Clerk of Court Tara Green, president of the Florida Clerks of Court & Comptrollers
  • Erica White, General Counsel, Office of the State Courts Administrator, Media & Communications Law Committee, Moderator
Learn how can you can best navigate the new and changing landscape of courts coverage. Zoom registration link:

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