Bench Media Working Groups Have Been Updated

The Nebraska State Bar Foundation Bench Media Working Groups have been updated. To read the newest members of each group click here.

The Bench Media Committee is committed to ensuring a professional and positive working relationship among Nebraska lawyers, courts, and the media. The committee relies on the volunteer efforts of both the legal and media professionals.

Other completed and ongoing activities include the following:

  • Nebraska Court Coverage Guidelines
  • Expanded news media coverage throughout the state with enhanced reporting on courts.
  • Amended the Presiding Judges Rule to allow judges experienced in dealing with the media to act as go-to resources for news reporters, as designated by the presiding judge.
  • Updated “News Reporters’ Guide to Nebraska Trial Court Procedures.” The resource to assist in writing news stories is available at Nebraska State Judicial Branch