Ch 6: Legal Influences on Public Relations Writing

As public relation practitioners being aware of legal influences is something we need to take into consideration.

When we are writing a piece of work one thing that we need to keep in mind is not plagiarizing what another person said and to quote individuals the correct way. Some other issues that my arise that would deal with legal issues would be

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signing a contract at a company most companies you do sign a contract with when you begin employment there.  Before you sign the contract make sure that you pay attention to the fine print.  The fine print is going to tell you what you can and cannot do.  The book gives the example that if you work for a company and you are leaving that company you are not allowed to take your clients you have  with you else where.  There are multiple different issues that may occur  so depending on what specific area you go into public relations you need to take a precaution.  It would be a good idea to have a lawyer have some type of contract written up for you to take and give to your employer or your client

As the book discussed that lawyers and public relations counselors have a lot in common. The lawyers help when you get into legal troubles and settings where as public relations practitioners help in the aid to protect people and themselves from the public opinion.  I really liked this comparison because it does show how influential public relation practitioners are.


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