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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Litigation Communication: Crisis and Reputation Management in the Legal Process

ISBN13: 9783319018713
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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The book is a brief journey through centuries and jurisdictions and expands on examples of enactment practices of states that support, challenge or even reject communication during pending litigations. England, as the main representative of a jurisdiction, suggests communication solutions potentially different than the practice in the United States where litigation communication first time occurred. Accordingly, the author offers a comprehensive analysis and detailed historical narrative of the positions of various jurisdictions in relation to communication in the legal process. As a kind of applied legal history, the book provides an exploration of historical events that were significant in a legal communication context and addresses their implications for modern enactments. The account looks at the history of regulations to allow a better understanding of the strict rules that have often been cited over the years support or restrict communication in the legal process. The author provides the reader with proper contexts on different judicial and communication considerations, as well as the collaboration of legal and public relations experts, in a particular form of crisis and reputation management, in the litigation process. As such, this book is an attempt to present an accurate and thoughtful account of the theory and history of litigation communication, which is directly relevant in various debates such as the work on the meaning and context of the Contempt of Court Act in England or the American First and Sixth Amendments in different centuries.

Courts and Procedure
Key Terms and Concepts.
Key Definitions and Distinctions on Communication in the Legal Market.
Litigation Communication Theoretical Considerations.
Background to Litigation Communication in England.
Evolution of Legal Case Promotion Before 1992.
The First Formal Use of Litigation PR in London in 1992.
Expansion of Litigation PR in London after 1992.
Epilogue: Facebook and Twitter as Challenging Fields for Litigation PR.