Jack McCoy's Team of Prosecuting Attorneys Earned Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who revered Jack McCoy and his team of prosecuting attorneys on "Law and Order" probably never reflected on how much they were earning. In Bloomberg Law , Elizabeth Olson presents the median salaries for prosecuting attorneys and public interest lawyers.

Media Get Ready - If LA District Attorney Prosecutes Harvey Weinstien.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

district attorney's office announced this week. Weinstein's attorneys are Blair Berk and Benjamin Brafman. For many OJ Simpson was a likable anti-hero. So, that sucked the hostility out of feelings about the defendant in the criminal murder trial.

Real-Life Legal Drama - Divorce Ending in Attorney's Murder, Suicide of Client's Former Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, divorce attorney Antonio Mari had reason to be fearful of his client's now ex-husband Walter Radford. On "Law & Order SVU," an Assistant District Attorney had to go into the Witness Protection Program.  Emotions run high in family law.

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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.

"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.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Held In Contempt of Congress

TJ Walker Interactive

Eric Holder has been held in contempt of congress. Good for him! Most of Americans have contempt for congress. This was a partisan witch hunt where the contempt started simply because Obama and Holder had the temerity to hold public office.

Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - Chairman of Board, Attorney Katharine Goodbody Reflects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 She is an attorney.  Before that, as an attorney, I had no knowledge of that.  Blogging from Amarante, New Haven, Connecticut where the Vantage Group is celebrating 30 years of helping those with disabilities reach their potential.

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.

"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. 

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

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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.

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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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. ??

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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.

2017 52

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."

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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.

2017 52

Michael Cohen: Friends Don't Flip on Friends, Or Do They

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliant criminal attorney and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz delivered a warning to Trump insiders: The feds could flip Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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The Left Brain PowerPoint

Beyond Bullet Points

Manhattan AG Cyrus Vance - His Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time, Manhattan attorney general Cyrus Vance made the decision not to bring charges.   Now, Cuomo has instructed the state attorney general Eric Schneiderman to review the entire process which generated that decision.

2018 52

Roman Catholic Church - Has It Caused a Public Nuisance in (too many) States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, it's time for the state attorneys general in the affected states to consider filing class action public nuisance litigation against the Roman Catholic Church and all others who were parties to the abuse and the coverups.

2018 52

Blame Mickey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Ohio, where opioid overdoses have become epidemic, the attorney general sued pharma companies for causing a public nuisance. But, as I sit in the "rooms" - that is, basement meetings of those in recovery - I wonder if the attorney general targeted the wrong miscreants.

2018 52

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.

2017 52

Superlawyer Charles Harder in Loop on Omarosa Conflict

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Newman's attorney, notes Fortune, indicated no legal action has been filed yet. Made a superstar through the amazing jury verdict in "Hogan v. Gawker," Charles Harder continues to receive high-profile assignments.

2018 52

PA Lawsuit Against Uber - The Legalities & Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, reports Recode : "Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Uber for failing to disclose within a reasonable time that the company had suffered a data breach that affected 600,000 drivers globally." A ghost from Uber-Leadership-Past has come to visit.

2018 52

NY AG Sues Weinstein Co., Brothers - Alleged Sexual Harassment Becomes Legal/Business Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But that was halted after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against the Company and its top leaders Harvey and Bob Weinstein. As MarketWatch reports, there had been a deal to purchase the company for about $500 million and the assumption of debt.

2018 52

Bad Guys, Beware - Preet Bharara Is Staying On

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney Preet Bharara will hold onto this job. Manhattan U.S. He and Donald Trump had a 40-minute interview at the New York seat of power: Trump Tower. Here are the details in the New York Post.

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Harvey Weinstein's Legal Dream Team in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Top defense attorney Charles Harder is severing ties with embattled movie mogul [Harvey Weinstein]. Some speculate that what Weinstein needs more than media-oriented legal representation is top-flight criminal attorneys.

2017 52

Environmental Clawbacks - Chris Moyer Joins NYU Law's State Energy & Enviromental Impact Center

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mission of NYU Law's State Energy and & Environmental Impact Center is, explains Kevin McCauley on Odwyerpr.com : " to assist state attorneys general fight the Trump White House proposals rolling back climate/environmental protection and fostering clean energy."

2017 52

INDICTMENTS! - Senator Blumenthal's 99% Sure Those Will Come Down in Mueller Investigation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the District of CT and the Attorney General for that state. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Previously he had served as U.S.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

Facebook - Managing Your Account After You Pass On To That Great Social Network In The Sky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Now you can give someone power of attorney over your digital life. Or, you might have the person with power of attorney delete your Facebook profile.

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Trump Shocks Us Again - Preet Bharara Asked to Resign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorneys who date back to the Obama Administration resign. Just when we assumed we could no longer be surprised by a Trumpism, this one happens. Today, Donald Trump requested that the 46 U.S. They include Preet Bharara. Here is the media coverage.

2017 52

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)

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E. John Teichert & His Website - Of Course, He Should Have Known Better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Foundation's attorney - Donald Rehkopf - contends that Teichert is using his power to promote, in an aggressive manner, his own religious belief system. How does someone rise to the leadership rank of Air Force Brig.

2018 52

Juror B37: The money, the fame, all gone (for now)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Who knows what kind of deal she and her attorney husband can put together in the future to make a lot of money and become brandnames.  Caving to public pressure, Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial has decided not to write a book after all, reports THE WRAP.