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How to Become a Go-To Legal Expert for Media Outlets

Produced on August 19, 2020

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Course Information

Time 16m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Business & Professional Growth

Course Description

This series, produced in partnership with Law&Crime and led by Jesse Weber, will walk attorneys through the structure of a press conference, the best way to give honest - but ethically appropriate - answers to questions, and develop best practices by breaking down real-life examples. This series also features Julie Rendelman, Esq. 


  1. How to Position Yourself as a Regular Legal Contributor to News Media 
  2. How to Determine When You Should Put Your Clients on Camera - and Do So Effectively
  3. Do It Right the First Time: How to Avoid the Long-Term Consequences of a Media Appearance Gone Awry

About Law&Crime Productions:

A Live True-Crime Network & Production House

Located in the heart of New York City Law&Crime Productions is the production arm of Law&Crime Network, a multiplatform channel with live trial coverage and true-crime/legal programming. We create, produce, and develop true-crime and legal content for award winning networks/platforms like A&E, Cox, Facebook Watch, Justice Network, Cineflix, and more.

Credit Information

This course is not available for CLE credit.


Jesse Weber


Jesse Cord Weber is a host, attorney, and actor. Jesse is a host on The Law and Crime Network founded by Dan Abrams, the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News.  He is also the co-host on Always In Fashion, currently airing on 710 WOR and on the iHeartRadio App globally. He is the fill-in host on The Dan Abrams Show on Sirius XM Radio Ch. 124. 

He has also hosted Crime & Justice on HLN and entertainment talk-show, The Jam, out of Chicago. Jesse appears as a legal analyst on Fox News, Dr. Oz, HLN, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, NBC and CBS and has served as the legal correspondent on Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen, and he has presented live as the Friday Forecaster on WPIX's PIX 11 News in New York. 

After graduating from the University of Michigan and earning his J.D. (cum laude) from New York Law School and law license from the New York State Bar, Jesse practiced in the intellectual property and litigation departments of Dentons, currently the world’s largest law firm.  Jesse also has completed the One Year Conservatory Program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Julie Rendelman

The Law Office of Julie Rendelman

Julie Rendelman is a former Deputy Bureau Chief with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office Homicide Bureau where she was lead attorney in over 60 jury trials, including homicide, rape, and other felony offenses. During her tenure at the office, Julie was the lead prosecutor in thousands of criminal cases, including over 60 jury trials. Most notably, Julie was the lead prosecutor in the kidnapping and brutal murder and dismemberment of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky while he attempted to walk home from school. While working as a prosecutor, Julie also taught Criminal Procedure as an Adjunct Law professor at Brooklyn Law School. After leaving the office, Julie opened the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, where she handles all aspects of criminal investigation and prosecution in both state and federal jurisdictions. She has been named Top 100 Trial Attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Julie Rendelman is a legal analyst and fill-in host for the Law and Crime Network where she shares her extensive knowledge of the law with the public.


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