The State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association are offering you, at no cost, a new version of the Wisconsin News Reporters’ Legal Handbook.
For more than 40 years, this handbook has served as a reference for new journalists and experienced reporters covering Wisconsin courts. It covers the basics of working in a courtroom, offers judges’ considerations for working with the media, and highlights judicial proceedings, considerations, definitions, and terms.
The handbook also covers some of the top legal issues facing reporters, including:
—Wisconsin’s Shield Law
—Public records requests
—Open Meetings Law
If you have questions about the handbook, or need help finding a source for your legal story, please contact Mike Wiltse, public relations specialist, State Bar of Wisconsin, at 608-250-2522.