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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Help Journalists by Updating a Legal Treatise on Court Access

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  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • Volunteer Needed On-site: No

This is a critical time for press freedoms. Help the Reporters Committee support journalists and media lawyers by updating a chapter of its Open Courts Compendium, an important online resource on the law of access to court proceedings and records in all 50 states and 12 federal circuit courts of appeals. The chapters that need to be updated focus on the following jurisdictions: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and the 1st, 3d, 4th, 6th, and 8th-10th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Being licensed in a jurisdiction is helpful, but not required.

Jurisdictions: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands

Practice Areas: Entertainment/Media, Good Government, Other

Project Tasks: Cite checking, Conduct legal research, Other

Volunteer Lawyers Needed: 3+

Ongoing Need: Yes

Must Fill Role By: January 11, 2019

Deliverables Due Date: January 31, 2019

Required Languages (Other than English): None

Team of Lawyers: No

CLE Training Credit Provided: No

Mentoring or Supervision Offered: Yes

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