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Information for Lawyers, Ideas for Journalists: Week of Sept. 10

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Our roundup of legal news links, legal PR client news and story ideas

By Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.

Summer is over. For most lawyers, the next few months will be hectic as cases that were continued because of summer vacations are finally sent to trial. Matters that had been slow to resolve suddenly speed up as institutional clients push to have litigation wrapped up so that they may clean up reserve accounts before the year’s end.

We’ve also been busy here at Legal Media Matters. Several of our clients have been quoted in the media as experts in their particular legal fields:

LMM Client News

St. Louis divorce lawyer and mediator Marta Papa was recently quoted in a Wall Street Journal story on divorce during an economic downturn titled “Breaking Up Without Breaking the Bank.” In the piece, written by Mary Pilon, Papa explains how the recession is exacerbating tensions between couples who have decided to split.

A big win in the Missouri Supreme Court for consumers — and The Simon Law Firm — was reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In “High court rules against Missouri Title Loans,” reporter Matthew Hathaway outlines the high court’s ruling, which declares that Missouri Title Loans cannot both prohibit borrowers from taking the company to court or prevent them from pursuing class arbitration. St. Louis lawyer John Campbell is mentioned as one of the attorneys representing the borrowers in the case.

Congratulations to Jeff Lowe of St. Louis-based Carey, Danis & Lowe on obtaining a $1.05 million verdict in an Indiana federal court. Lowe represented a driver whose pickup truck was struck by two tractor-trailers on an Indiana highway.

Notable Links

blogging teacherFour Productive Things to Do When You Hit a Blogging Dead End

Paul Cunningham, aka Blogging Teacher, provides four tips to get back to blogging once you’ve hit a dead end. Whether you’re a new blogger or you’ve been at it for a while, the tips and suggestions in the comments will help you get back on track.

Mastering the PR Game

LA-based PR and communications expert Deb Sistrunk notes that for an effective media relations campaign, a well-crafted approach is essential. She adds:  “Develop and nurture your relationships with the media, as you would with any other audience. If you work those relationships just right — the payoff is huge.”

Will You Blog With Me?

Kate Bladow, a blogger at Technola, a tech blog for legal aid and public interest advocates, is urging lawyers to publish one blog post between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 in honor of the 2010 National Pro Bono Celebration. The posts spotlights the lawyers and paralegals who provide free services to those who can’t pay. (Tip via Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites.)

Have a great weekend!

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Comments (2)

  1. Kate Bladow

    Thank you for highlighting the National Pro Bono Celebration blogging challenge. Other are welcome to join us. – K

  2. Geri L. Dreiling

    Hi Kate —

    You are very welcome. The blogging challenge is a great idea.


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