Speaker, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting & Convention, "Navigating the Court of Law and the Court of Public Opinion"


May 18, 2023 | 3:30 PM - May 18, 2023 | 5:00 PM EST

One of the most challenging situations for attorneys is that in which a client requires both legal representation and strategic communications advice. As attorneys, you have a responsibility to achieve the most favorable resolution for your client. When you’re successful, you may not think it matters how you arrived at the outcome. But along the way, the client’s reputation can be so negatively impacted by harmful media stories or social media posts that it can take years to repair it.

Join a panel of legal, communication, and media professionals who will discuss how to navigate the court of public opinion in a way that protects a client’s professional and personal relationships. The discussion will explore: What type of cases generate media interest; How the media covers civil cases vs. criminal cases; When and how to engage media; How to protect a client’s reputation during a drawn out civil or criminal process; How to navigate the social media landscape during litigation; The dangers of “no comment”; How to utilize the media to bolster your legal strategy (defense or plaintiff’s work).