The Ethics of Pretrial Publicity with CLE credit for Oregon lawyers

What Lawyers can and can not say to the media and when they can or can not say it.

This is a 90 minute CLE presentation for lawyers, focusing on Oregon's pretrial publicity rule, 3.6. (But we think everyone can learn valuable information from it!) You will learn how to better represent your client and manage the publicity surrounding their case.

It is approved the Oregon State Bar for 1.0 ethics credit and .5 general skills credit. You must view all the segments of the class to claim the full credits.

Want to know what others think about the course?

"Pat Dooris expertly blends his extensive background in the media and his familiarity with the law to produce an entertaining, insightful and valuable CLE. I highly recommend this for every lawyer."

-Albert Menashe, Past President of the Oregon State Bar

“The presentation is professional, entertaining, humorous and informative.”

-Diane Sykes, currently a lawyer in private practice, former Senior Assistant Attorney General to the Oregon Department of Justice

“Pat Dooris has crafted a seminar that will open attorneys’ eyes about communicating with the media. Enjoyable, interesting, and highly informative. Frankly, Mr. Dooris’ CLE provides the superb advice and insights that will allow an attorney to better serve her or his client in every matter that attracts public attention.”

-Duane Bosworth, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


The class is broken up into six clips of roughly 14 to 18 minutes from a presentation Pat did for the Oregon Trial Lawyers. It includes interviews with leading lawyers who offer wildly varying insights on publicity. The course also uses the controversial defense of Ammon Bundy by Oregon lawyer Mike Arnold as a case study. Bundy led the take over of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January 2016.

You will gain specific take aways, including what you can say, when you can say it and even how to get your story out without saying anything in front of the cameras and microphones (although the reporter in Pat wishes you would go on camera!)


Your Instructor


Pat Dooris
Pat Dooris

Pat Dooris is a TV News reporter with more than 30 years experience. He has two sisters, both of whom are lawyers. One is a Superior Court Judge, the other a top lawyer in the office of a Federal Judge. Both inspired and influenced this presentation.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.