4.2 Press bench

'Press bench' signs are used in courtrooms to designate a media-only space.

The term 'press bench' encompasses all media and ranges from a single chair and table, part of a shared bench, through to a designated bench with several chairs.

Some courts are able to allocate a permanent press bench space, while other courts manage designated press bench space on a day-by-day, case-by-case basis.

Where there are more media than can be accommodated at the press bench, it is important to let court staff know and they will find you alternative seating within the courtroom. The presiding judge will be notified accordingly.

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