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Lawyers should always be ready to interact professionally with the media. You never know when a reporter will call to ask about a case.
For example, there was an incident when TMZ was reporting on my case before I got back to the office. For five days straight, all I did was answer phone calls and grant interviews to the media. News agencies literally from around the world wanted to know about my case.
We settled the case confidentially -- and favorably -- so I can't share details about it. But I can tell you some do's and don'ts about talking to reporters.
Lawyers are trained courtroom communicators, but they are not trained for the court of public opinion. Often a legal expert will struggle to find words that make sense to the general public. And in an era of instant communications, cases and careers can be won or lost in a sound bite.
So if you find yourself in the middle of a media storm, it may be a good idea to get some professional help. Or at least bookmark this page on your smartphone or computer for quick reference.
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