Public Relations Representatives - Can They Have the Legal Right Analogous to Attorney-Client Privilege

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A California appellate court opened the door this week to extending attorney-client privilege to an unlikely source, experts say - a litigant's public relations team."

Florida State Attorney David Aaronberg and Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Questions are being raised in influential media such as Politico if Forida state attorney, David Aronberg, can be objective in how he manages the alleged battery incident. The political is always the third rail in justice. Everyone in the loop tries to avoid it.

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"The Good Wife" - Scripted In Time For Campaign 2015, Alicia Wins State Attorney Race

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The key development in the plot line is not that Alicia won the state attorney race. Now "The Good Wife" can go full steam ahead with political issues, aligning with the machinations of Campaign 2016.

"The Good Wife" - Series Will Need Public Speaking Consultant If Alicia Runs For State Attorney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her oral-communications role will be very different if she takes up Eli's recommendation and campaigns to be the state attorney. We "The Good Wife" fans have seen Alicia present in court.

"The Good Wife" - Cary's In Jail, Alicia's Being Wooes To Run For State Attorney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eli has recommended she run for State Attorney. The sixth season of "The Good Wife" starts with the possibility that Cary could be offed.

Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She counsels attorneys, witnesses, and CEOs on how to be effectively public speakers in and out of the courtroom. ??

"In re Fengling Liu" - Okay for attorney to ghostwrite pro-se client petitions, rules federal appeals court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now that issue has been applied to ghostwriting attorneys.  Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, reports Mark Hamblett in the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, ruled that Manhattan immigration attorney Fengling Liu did not violate ethical codes. 

BP Crisis Communication – Lines Litigators Like

Matt Eventoff

BP, after a late start getting out of the “damage control gate&# , developed a fairly effective central message: “We are a responsible party. Our obligation is to deal with the spill, clean it up and make sure the impacts of that spill are compensated. And we are going to do that.&# – BP America CEO Lamar McKay May 11, 2010. However, a number of comments that followed were decidedly off-message.

Democratic angst, including for the state attorney general

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Democrats no longer hold the strongest hand, not even when it comes to that supposedly sure thing of a state attorney general running for higher office. What a difference two retirements make.    Those, reports Abby Goodnough in THE NEW YORK TIMES, have changed the influence and power game.  In Massachusetts, Goodnough tells us , state AG Martha Coakley had been headed for an easy victory for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. 

Amazon to Cut E-book Prices

TJ Walker Interactive

Media News Politics amazon Attorney General E-book

High Noon in Trumpville - The Donald v. The Preet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, The Donald has requested the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys. Through U.S. Those include the iconic Preet Baharara from the Southern District of New York. Well, as many know, a bit of time ago the Donald had met with The Preet and asked him to stay on.

The Coming of Non-Cute: Get Ready Marketers, Policy Makers, Trial Attorneys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Marketers, policy makers and trial attorneys might also start feeling for the undercurrents of non-cute. It was downright refreshing last night to tune on "Criminal Minds" and the plot not contain a bit of cute.    The story line was all about goth subculture, brought to its extreme: Vampires.    The powers-that-be behind the wildly popular series might have picked up on the peaking of cute. 

TPS: Yes, the government is really here to help you, explains Alan Lubiner, immigration attorney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Temporary Protected Status [TPS] is a humanitarian initiative launched by the American government back in 1990.    Today it's being hailed worldwide as a model for transforming adversity into an economic advantage.    In a nutshell, according to the provisions of TPS, those in America from nations [e.g. Haiti] hit by natural disasters, war, or other unusual conditions can not only remain here temporarily but also be eligible for work. 

Inside Beltway Communicators - We may be doing better than the attorneys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of us writers who cover inside-the-beltway topics aren't going to become wealthy.    Well, it looks like many of the lawyers won't either, at least for the near term. In THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Jeff Jeffrey reports that for the first time in 11 years, Washington D.C. large law firms have suffered a decline in gross revenues and no one is predicting a turnaround any time soon. 

Book Review: 11 Deadly Presentation Sins by Rob Biesenbach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He is a former VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General. Rob Biesenbach is an independent corporate communications pro, actor, author and speaker.

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Oh, No, Not Again - Jeff Sessions' Crisis Deepens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

attorney general Jeff Sessions. The severity of that is shown by the observations of former ethics attorney in the George W. attorney general. Today, in an interview with CNN, Painter said, reports Rubino, "I don't think he [Sessions] can continue as attorney general."

BP Crisis Communication, Pt II – 9 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Seven weeks later, there are three givens: 1) much damage is being done to the wildlife and ecosystem, 2) no one is quite sure when, or how, this tragedy will end, and 3) everything BP is trying to do from a public relations and communications angle just isn’t working. Nine steps to take now: 1. Stop Talking – I always advocate communicating over silence, as do the most crisis communication professionals.

David Dao's Lawyer Thomas Demetrio Doesn't Find Coming New Yorker 5/22 Cover Hilarious

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

attorney general dragging James Comey, former F.B.I. The New Yorker's May 22nd cover will feature U.S. director, off a plane. Of course, that re-plays the dragging incident involving United passenger David Dao. His lawyer doesn't think this will be hilarious.

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Alphabet's Lawsuit against Uber Headed for Court, Not Arbitration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney. Attorney to accept the case. It all started when Uber acquired driverless truck startup Otto. With it came Otto's founder Anthony Levandowski. He had been an employee at Alphabet before leaving to start Otto.

OBSESSION! Grant G. Sarbinoff Was Allegedly a Busy Guy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara's pursuit of hedge fund guru Steve Cohen. More recently, in real life, a Miami Beach, Florida, attorney Grant Griffith Sarbinoff also allegedly got caught up in an obsession.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

A disabled attorney's powerful description of how her seated position in a wheelchair--and the surroundings, built for standing people--affect her ability to speak effectively in court.

James Comey Said at Cybersecurity Conference He Didn't Want to Freak Us Out - But, He Sure Did

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Even the contents of our memories of conversations with spouses, clergy and attorneys are not off-bounds. Several years ago, when I was covering the lead paint state lawsuits I'd frequently email a Jones Day attorney for updates.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, we shared 3 easy, evidenced-based ways to calm your speaking nerves , and our Famous Speech Friday looked at Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her statement on the Freddie Gray homicide.

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10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

I once worked with an attorney who was defending a doctor. Recently, I worked with a client who was presenting to millennials. He wanted the design to look modern. His designer told him that he should use thin fonts, meaning that the font stroke is thin.

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Famous Speech Friday: Amal Clooney at the UN on Nadia Murad

The Eloquent Woman

Human rights attorney Amal Clooney may be more famous in some circles due to her actor husband George Clooney, but she has long held her own as a public speaker--in court, and in world forums about human rights.

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Should women speakers include--or avoid--topics about women?

The Eloquent Woman

So, when I was first elected District Attorney in San Francisco or Attorney General of California or United States Senator from the state of California, in each of those positions, I was elected as the first woman or the first woman of color.

Don McGahn - How Much Did He Know, When, Whom Did He Communicate That To

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

attorney General Sally Yates had informed McGahn of her concerns about Flynn's relations with the Russians. Once a partner at BigLaw firm Jones Day, Don McGahn could be on the brink of losing his new job as top White House lawyer.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

The Eloquent Woman

Yet it was at that age that attorney Sarah Weddington delivered the successful argument in Roe v. "In Texas, the woman is the victim."

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Now hear this: 8 ways not to blow it when presenting to senior managers uses advice to attorneys bringing arguments before the U.S. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

Silencers: In appearance v. content for women speakers, guess which wins?

The Eloquent Woman

And attorney Amal Clooney, speaking at the United Nations on the very next day, on the serious topic of launching a formal investigation of human rights crimes committed by ISIS, was primarily covered not for her topic of substance, but for wearing yellow and for showing her "baby bump."

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Cultural Sensitivity and the Cultural Defense

The Communication Blog

If this man were brought to trial and you were the defense attorney, how would you defend your client? In Interpersonal Messages , I include this discussion prompt. The Cultural Defense Consider these two cases (Sikora, 2001): (1) A Chinese immigrant discovers that his wife has been unfaithful. In a rage, he kills his wife. His defense was that this is the way his culture has taught him to react to infidelity. (2)

The Preet Announces He's Been Fired, By The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Baharara has told the world he has been fired by the Trump Administration. Attorney Jeff Sessions requested the resignations of the 46 U.S. Attorneys whose appointments dated back to the Obama Administration.

The Eloquent Woman Index: My treasure trove of 70+ women's speeches

The Eloquent Woman

We look for speeches from corporate executives, government leaders, nonprofit executives, university professors, scientists, engineers, attorneys and more--but also from individuals who might never have given a speech before.

The Eloquent Woman Index hits 200 famous speeches by women!

The Eloquent Woman

It took four years, a lot of video-watching, and devoted searching for transcripts and texts, but I can now report that The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women includes 200 speeches.

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Famous Speech Friday: Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray homicide

The Eloquent Woman

At 35, she's the youngest chief prosecutor in a major American city, and just four months into her elected post.

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Beyond Bullet Points

Ghost of Roger Ailes - Will It Haunt His Lawyer Marc Mukasey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney of the Southern District of New York will have to be filled. There is conjecture that Roger Ailes' personal attorney Marc Mukasey is among those being considered for that position. Attorney General Michael Mukasey during the George W. Attorney.

11 famous speeches by women about work from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

These speeches touch on everything from "leaning in," ironing and mommy-tracking to garment workers, coal miners, engineers, attorneys and more. Women''s work is never done, they say--making it a natural topic when women give speeches.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Read it and get mad: A big law firm gives women attorneys a 163-point memo about how to present and present themselves with such shameful advice about vocalizing as "Think Marilyn Monroe, not Lauren Bacall" and much worse.

Hold A New Jersey Law License? This May Be Of Interest…

Matt Eventoff

As aof last January, every active attorney licensed in New Jersey must complete 24 hours of Continuing Legal Education courses every two years. The Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Board of Continuing Legal Education approves and accredits courses, and has approved “Legal Crises: Preparing & Dealing with the Unexpected&# (NJ CLE Credit 2.00) for 2 CLE credits.