What Every Journalist Needs To Know About the South Dakota Court System

What Every Journalist Needs To Know About the Court System

The media performs an important and constitutionally protected role by informing and educating the public. The media wants the public to receive accurate and understandable information about the state courts and their work.

Media coverage of the legal system helps better educate South Dakota's citizens. In fact, most of our state's citizens get their information about the courts from the media. 

Swier Law Firm's new book - A Journalist's Guide to the South Dakota Court System™ - is intended to assist reporters who cover the courts in South Dakota - the cases, the people, and the process.

In this book, you'll learn about:

  • South Dakota's court structure
  • Reporting on criminal cases in state court
  • Reporting on civil cases in state court
  • The difference between criminal law and civil law
  • Glossary of legal terms
  • And much more . . . 

To receive your free copy of A Journalist's Guide to the South Dakota Court System™ please complete the form below.

Don't worry - requesting this book doesn't automatically make you a client of Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC. Also, your information will not be sold or shared with any third parties.

p.s. - If you are interested in watching our law firm's "ABCs of the South Dakota Court System for Journalists" livestream presentation, please click on the link below.

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