Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Legal Intell Quotes Rubel on Philadelphia DHS case

On Monday, The Legal Intelligencer featured an article called, “Kelly Estate Suit Reveals Gulf Between Lawyers, Public” by writer Zach Needles. Furia Rubel CEO, Gina Rubel, Esq., was quoted in the article in regards to George Bochetto’s representation of Brian Mildenberg in the civil suit against the Department of Human Services (DHS) for the untimely death of Danieal Kelly. Kelly, a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, starved to death in her mother's West Philadelphia home in 2006. To read more on the article, click here.

Gina is well versed in both the legal and public relations realms; therefore she has a unique perspective on this situation. "George is very media-savvy," she said. "He understands the media and how it works."

I agree with her point of view when she notes that Bochetto’s communications with the media are more in line with his role as an attorney rather than as a public relations professional. The industry of public relations as a whole encompasses more than just media relations and ultimately, lawyers are hired to protect the interests of their clients.

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