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Reporter Resources


Reporter Resources includes four tools for reporters to use.


Common Legal Terms is a glossary with commonly used legal terminology.


Reporter’s Guide to the Court System is a guide containing practical information about access to court records and proceedings, limits on cameras and recorders in courtrooms, and an overview of the statewide court system with a helpful glossary of legal terms. 


Finding a Legal Decision provides tips on finding and reading legal decisions, conducting online legal research, and provides some helpful legal research links on the web.

Criminal Statutes Summary Chart shows the potential penalties, including fines, fees, surcharges, and terms of incarceration, that apply to violations of the state's criminal laws. 

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