Legal Defense Hotline

1-800-336-4243

The Reporters Committee Legal Defense Hotline is available to journalists and media lawyers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Non-emergency requests or questions about our services and publications will be answered during normal office hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern).

Student Journalists

Student journalists with questions about scholastic media should contact the Student Press Law Center at (703) 807-1904.

Media Lawyer Volunteers

If you are a media law attorney who would like to help with pro bono representation of journalist referrals, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.