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Media Matters: How to maximise your firm's impact across traditional, digital and social media
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 12:30pm - 02:30pm

Learn the skills to build a positive profile through social and external media

Venue:  Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Cost: $198.00 (incl. GST)
Level: Suitable for all practitioners, including sole operators, medium and larger firms, business managers

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Overview

This intensive-delivery workshop will cover all aspects of traditional media - TV, radio, print - and social/new media as it relates to everyday legal practice. You will hear from two of the leading reporters at the NT News as to what they look for in a story involving the law and give tips about how to deal with media enquiries.

Participants will then be taken through the various current available media options, with tips on how to maximise the value of each. There will be a discussion around the ethics of media engagement and how a lawyer’s duties to their client, the court, and the public can all be balanced when dealing in this area.

The workshop will also involve a number of hands-on exercises designed to give attendees the chance to practice some of the skills, and identify some of the benefits, highlighted throughout the session.

 

Presented by: Matthew Littlejohn, Barrister and Craig Dunlop & Lauren Roberts, Journalists

Matthew Littlejohn is a Barrister at William Forster Chambers, practising in civil litigation. He has consistently been recognised as one of Australia’s best young lawyers, being named in the 2016 Lawyers Weekly ‘30 Under 30’ awards for his work in insurance litigation, and as the ‘Young Gun of the Year’ at the 2017 Australian Law Awards. Matthew is a passionate advocate for social justice and equality and a regular writer and presenter for the legal profession and is an avid user and commentator on social media platforms.

Craig Dunlop has been a reporter at NT News for four years, mostly covering courts and police. Before that he worked as a translator. He likes writing about murder trials and white collar crime and he dislikes suppression orders! He will be presenting at this year's CLANT conference in Bali on the limits of true crime reporting in the Australia.

Lauren Roberts is the health reporter at NT News. After joining the team in early 2016, she has held different roles - including council reporter, Sun Newspaper editor and acting digital editor. This wide-ranging experience has given Lauren an understanding of how different parts of a modern newsroom functions, especially as the emphasis on digital content grows. She's committed to helping the NT grow and advocating on behalf of those less fortunate. Her interests include social justice, child protection, health and weather.

Earn 2 CPD Points in Practice management and business skills (CB) 

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