AÂ public voice for clients, and for views of what the law should be, does not shun effective platforms.
We have in the past, do now, and will in the future, write, publish, talk about and promote causes and interests in any medium that seems to us likely to be effective. Of course that includes social media. I have my own blog. I comment on the blog posts of others. Frequently the participation is on issues where I or the firm have a view, and our participation is a pro bono attempt to add expert correction or advice to the public discussion. Sometimes participation promotes the firm. Sometimes it is expressly to advance a clientâ€™s cause.
Like most people, we are probably more effective and more energetic on issues where our views coincide with those of the client. With their approval weâ€™ll use as many channels as is practicable to ensure that the client position is communicated to the people who should have the information. We are public advocates. We do not eschew any lawful form of communication.
He then turns to the irony of the NBR reporting asking about using a media resource that calls on accountability and causes some offence. Â Â Read more »