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Suddenly Sensational: The Ethics of Pre-Trial Publicity

Presented by Wendy Patrick

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Course Description

Length: 1h 1min    Published: 8/23/2022    
In a world of instant fame and a 24/7 media cycle, your case may explode from boring to sensational overnight. Current interest driven by events, trends, or politics may result in reporters chasing down a story about your (otherwise uninteresting) case, requiring you to be ready to speak on a moment’s notice. Using practical examples of the unique issues generated by media attention, this program will address the specific legal and ethical rules that govern what lawyers can legally and ethically say to the press. Incorporating ABA ethical rules and opinions, this program will cover permissible statements both in and out of the courtroom, on and offline, including how you can respond to unfair adverse publicity. It will also advise when you should not engage with the media, and how to handle negative, adverse publicity.
Learning Objectives
* Understand when your case can garner media attention
* Learn how to ethically manage questions from reporters
* Know how to handle negative publicity without violating your ethical obligations.

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Wendy Patrick

San Diego, CA

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