Criminal Law, Torts & Insurance

Tennessee Justice Programs: Dealing with High-Profile or Newsworthy Cases


In the 24-7 news-cycle world, any case can potentially explode into a high-profile or newsworthy case.  When this happens, lawyers face complex problems of protecting their clients while navigating ethics rules pertaining to confidentiality and publicity.  Speaker Bruce McMullen, who has a wealth of experience handling high-profile cases, will discuss how a lawyer both complies with ethical responsibilities and manages media relations for public clients -- in light of Freedom of Information Act requests and duties -- private clients in light of reputational and competition concerns.  Bruce will also talk about ways to combat damaging and inaccurate publicity.



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I learned a lot. Everything I learned confirms my long time advice to clients and their families that getting the media involved is more dangerous than a double edged sword. There are more pitfalls than I previously imagined.

Good explanation of how to consider outside issues in managing a high-profile case.

Great speaker!

Amazing Job. I learned a lot about getting information prior to litigation when suing the city.

I have handled several newsworthy cases in my career. I wish I had seen this presentation 15 years ago! Great program.

The open records act info was especially helpful. He was one of the most engaging CLE presenters I've seen; very good presenter.

Great job

I had no idea that FOIA requests took up so much of tax dollars.


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Course InformationHighlights
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Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.