What It’s Like To Do Courtroom Sketching

A witness in the Gamboa meth trial, Fargo ND

Every once in a while I am hired by a local Minneapolis TV station to do courtroom sketches. Minnesota has a strict law forbidding cameras from all courtrooms so when big dramatic trials go down I often get a phone call.

I enjoy courtroom sketching but it has its challenges. Here’s some of the balls a courtroom artist needs to juggle:

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