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Lawyers Who Work the Media

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Move over Ann Landers and Miss Manners. Bartender Bob could care less about etiquette; he exists to pour drinks and dish answers to wayward PR folks who need a straight shot of truth.

Bartender Bob answers all career- and industry-related questions and does so with the bite of a drink laced with 151. His Italian, in-your-face responses may rub you the wrong way, but he means well.


Today's Question:


Bartender Bob:  Do members of the law community use the media to propagate their client's lawsuit in an effort to draw the other side into a quick (and handsome) settlement? Is there any harm in cultivating a high-profile case through the media?

What About when Lawyers Have a Comment?

Dear What About when Lawyers Have a Comment?

Hey, babe I'm a bartender not a litigator so I ran this one by my cousin Vinny. You owe my a shot or a wet one because he rambled on for hours.

The short answer is any slimy lawyer faces significant risks if he speaks outside the courtroom about his case.

He must weigh the risk and rewards if he chooses to dance with the media devil.

Bartender Bob

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