Volunteer attorneys

The Reporters Committee offers a variety of media law resources on its website and via the hotline, but we cannot directly represent journalists in legal cases. For this, we rely on a network of volunteer attorneys around the country, to whom we refer callers for pro bono representation.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion on our attorney referral list, please complete and submit the form below.

You can sign up as an individual attorney, or as a representative of a firm. If signing up as a firm, the name specified below will be the primary contact. Firms with multiple office locations should submit separate entries for each office, so that the appropriate office will show up in a proximity search.

Most, but not all, requests will be for pro bono work. Evaluation of whether the requestor qualifies for pro bono assistance is up to you.

Thank you for participating.

Type of registration: Law firm Individual lawyer

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Preferences. Select the types of matters for which you would like to be considered:


Libel/privacy defense

Newsgathering defense

Subpoena defense

Intellectual property defense

Appellate brief drafting

Open records/meetings litigation

Court access litigation

Business advising

Notes. Is there anything else we should know about you or your firm, such as specialties, particular interests, or restrictions of any kind?