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Pre-trial Meeting on Media Protocol for Jayson Williams Trial

For immediate release: January 16, 2003
For further information contact
Sue Regan, A.T.C.A 908-788-1876
Bruce McCulloch, A.Cr.D.M. 908-788-1396

Superior Court Judge Edward M. Coleman will hold a meeting on Thurs., Jan. 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room on the 1st floor of the Hunterdon County Justice Center, 65 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ, to discuss media protocol in the matter of State of New Jersey v. Jayson Williams.

Reporters who intend to cover the trial are encouraged to attend the media protocol meeting.

Detailed information about arrangements for media coverage will be provided at the meeting. For example, seating for the media at the trial will be limited and seats will be reserved in the order requests are received. Information about making reservations and about a waiting list will be provided at the meeting.

No reservations for the trial will be accepted before the media protocol meeting.

Judge Coleman has approved pooling arrangements for broadcast and still photography. Court TV will provide pool coverage for the electronic media. Contact Tom Donahue at 212- 692-7875. On a rotating basis, the Associated Press, the Star Ledger and the Courier News will provide pool coverage for still photos. Contact Dan Hulshizer at 609-392-3622 for the Associated Press, Chris Collins at 973-392-4177 for the Star Ledger and Karen Phillips at 908-707-3121 for the Courier News.

Jury selection for the trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 18. The trial will commence once the jury has been selected.

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