Practice Professionalism Daily

As lawyers, our task in our careers is like second nature: be the best possible advocate for the client.  Many times, in the heat of the battle, you may receive a snarky e-mail or phone call from opposing counsel.  You may receive a threatening letter, that in your mind, crosses the line from business to […]

Job Seeking Advice

Our heart goes out to anyone aggressively seeking a position right now. We hope you’ll find a good job that pays you what your worth. Below is some quick advice that we hope can help your efforts. Never send your resume & cover letter to the HR department. In this economy, HR is already inundated […]

Benefits of Legal PR

Recently we started a new division in affiliation with Goldman McCormick called Legal PR Team (www.legalprteam.com). Legal PR Team focuses specifically on placing Attorneys on TV & Radio interviews as well as managing their press conferences. To an attorney attempting to raise their profile and that of the case they’re overseeing, there’s no better friend than public relations.

When an attorney appears on radio or TV show as the legal expert on whatever current event (s) is topping the headlines, their credibility grows and millions of people learn who they are. It’s not uncommon for an attorney to see a serge in web traffic and spikes in inquires following their interview. 10 of 10 attorneys who understand the value of media list their press credentials on their website – often doing so in the first sentence “See on CNN’s “Nancy Grace” and Fox News, Criminal Defense Attorney……”

Ariana Huffington’s Big Win

As AOL purchased The Huffington Post for $315 million dollars let us acknowledge the sheer genius of Ariana Huffington. In a time where news organizations across the world are losing money, Huffington (along with Rupert Murdoch) was one of the few that actually saw a continual profit. Her left-leaning blog, The Huffington Post has 25 million unique visitors per month. What Huffington accomplished in less than 6 years should be admired and studied by anyone who wishes to create an online news site in the future.

PR Boom for Psychology

In our culture, there is still a negative stigma associated with an individual who sees a psychologist unless you’re in Hollywood where the average celeb has 7. The assumption is that one who needs to seek external help to manage their inner workings is somehow weak.

The cost of not seeking treatment for fear of being judged in this way is often a great one: prolonged depression, potential substance abuse, sudden admiration for Kirk Cameron, temporarily relief from internal strife within but, never actually solving the root of the problem. Mental health issues can not only prevent an individual from living life to the fullest but, in the worst case scenario can lead to that individual to take the lives

Miley Cyrus PR Fallout

Cyrus can learn a lot from Brittney Spears who presented herself as a pristine, good girl for so many years before collapsing under her carefully constructed PR lie. Spears did several things that the public at the time considered reprehensible but, in the end she still performs and she still has millions of fans. Cyrus doesn’t have to go through was Spears did if she’s simply honest with her fans. She may lose some of her fans in the short term but, she’ll gain a tremendous amount of respect from her loyal fans in the long term.

You’re Irrelevant

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, you’re completely irrelevant. The average life span of a human being is about 70 years old and Earth is over 4.2 billion years old. Your lifespan would have to be multiplied by 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in order to equal a nano second in the earth’s existence!