Lawyers and Judges in this program will learn about freedom of the press and speech by lawyers and litigants. They will also learn of the ethical and strategic decisions involved in generating media attention, the limits of free speech in advocating for clients and how to use the media as a marketing tool. Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada, 501 U.S. 1030 (1991).
Tom will be addressing the following Model Rules of Professional Conduct:
Rule 1.4 Communications
Rule 3.6 Trial Publicity and Rule 3.7 Lawyer as Witness
Information About Legal Services
Rule 7.1 Communication Concerning a Lawyer's Services and
Rule 7.2 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services: Specific Rules