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Reporters’ Workshop

Florida Supreme Court

Monday’s opening session includes a tour of the Florida Supreme Court building.

November 5-7, 2023

Presented by The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee and the Florida Supreme Court.

This two-day on-site event for print, TV, radio and online journalists new to the legal beat or new to Florida features expert and distinguished speakers. Workshop topics include: covering high-profile cases, public records and Florida’s open government laws, libel law and defamation, lawyer regulation, and other current and relevant issues surrounding legal reporting. Reporters secure one of the available workshop slots through nominations from editors, news directors or publishers. For more than a decade, the Florida Supreme Court has hosted workshop sessions, and a highlight of the event is the reception and dinner with the justices

Application details to come.

Reporters’ Workshop Remote Session

May 23, 2023

The Media & Communications Law Committee and the Florida Supreme Court presented a free Reporters’ Workshop on May 23 about appellate courts in the state and the addition of a brand new Sixth District Court of Appeal. The session covered creation of the Sixth District, changes to the geographical jurisdiction of three other DCAs, and a broad discussion of the structure of Florida’s appellate courts and coverage by media.

Reporters' Workshop