National Press Club

Class on Court Access 10 am Oct. 21; Free for NPC Members

October 7, 2009 | By Corinna Zarek |

Media lawyer Rory Eastburg will teach a class on the fundamentals of court access at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

He will discuss the structure of the right to cover court proceedings (trials and pre-trial hearings), access to discovery materials in civil cases and access to court documents generally in criminal and civil cases. He will also discuss issues related to jury and grand jury secrecy and cameras in courts as well as specialized proceedings, such as extradition proceedings and military courts martial. Finally, he will discuss practical measures reporters can take to minimize secrecy in court and to access records that have been sealed.

Class size is limited, so RSVP to hold your space as soon as possible to

The class is free to members and $10 for non-members. The Freedom of the Press Committee's educational series is co-sponsored by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.