Thursday, September 11, 2008

To Arms!

This post, at TortDeform, tells us that a consortium of plaintiffs' firms will now be paying law students to work the new media -- blogs, forums, Facebook, Twitter, and the like -- in favor of plaintiff's-side causes:

"Initial duties will be to assist the firms with their public relations campaigns through blogging on the InjuryBoard.com blog network. A major goal of the coordinated effort by these firms is to educate the public on the importance of the civil justice system and why protecting the right to a jury trial is paramount. The firms need assistance from law students familiar with online social networking in general (forums, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) and the legal blogosphere in particular."

We don't know if there's any similar effort on the defense side, but we felt compelled to let the world know that this is happening.

Hat tip to Point of Law.

4 comments:

Eric Turkewitz said...

Paying people to write doesn't exactly sound like anything new. In fact, every think tank in the country does it, regardless of whether they sit on the political left or right.

Anonymous said...

"Educate the public on the importance of the civil justice system and why protecting the right to a jury trial is paramount?" Well, I certainly see why EVERYONE should "take up arms" against a so-called "civil justice system" and the laughable "right to trial." Where do they think they are, America?

Beck/Herrmann said...

Paying people to write isn't a problem at all - as long as it comes with the same kind of funding disclosure that medical journals require of our client's funding of published studies. We're not going to hold our breath to see if the other side holds itself to the same standards it demands of our clients.

Eric Turkewitz said...

as long as it comes with the same kind of funding disclosure that medical journals require of our client's funding of published studies.

You think a medical journal is the same as a think tank?