CLE# 2012-011: Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
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The changing media landscape is presenting challenges for lawyers interested in navigating the pitfalls of outside influence and persuasion in their practices. Using examples from recent verdicts in the Casey Anthony, Conrad Murray and other celebrity cases, attendees will learn how professionals can use their knowledge of the media to enhance their business prospects and create better connections in the legal community.
About Kendall Coffey
The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and a founding member of Miami-based litigation boutique, Coffey Burlington, Kendall Coffey represented Al Gore in the 2000 election recount and the family of Elian Gonzalez, among many other high profile litigants. He appears regularly on major network and cable television news programs to discuss prominent legal developments. Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion (Prometheus Books, 2010 - with an introduction by Alan Dershowitz) shares creative ideas on the intersection between media and the law.