Constitutional Court, Johannesburg. Image credit: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp

Legal and court reporters are the legal eagles of the journalism world, specialists in the legal systems and laws.  Court reporters are well able to give live feedback to the public during the trial and produce informed content about court cases. To report on legal matters, you need a good basis in the law and what you can and can’t do in court, based on the case. 

Fun fact: Did you know that courts form the judicial part of government? Other parts are the executive (the presidency) and the legislative part (parliament).  All three are covered by legal reporters.  Plus, South Africa and other countries have commitments and treaties that they sign with international players, so law provides a wide world to explore.

Think you are ready for the challenge? 

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