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When media focus falls on your case, the attention inevitably has a bearing on all parties involved. Ideally it’s not supposed to, but it does — and you have to understand how this changes some of the unwritten rules that your years of experience as a trial lawyer has taught you. It also means that your performance as a lawyer will be subject to criticism from legal experts and from your colleagues. In either scenario, when you have local or national attention fall on your case, it is in your client's best interest, and in your professional interest, to plan your stance with the press, rather than letting the press do it for you.
Of course, as a lawyer, taking an affirmative stance with reporters means walking an ethical tight-rope. You have to weigh your obligation to zealously represent your client with your obligation not to infect your potential jury pool. This is a delicate balancing act, and getting it wrong can be disastrous to your client, to your case, and to your career.
At the O’Mara Law Group, we help lawyers and parties craft and execute media policies that allow them to successfully navigate the justice system while managing media scrutiny.
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