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Jury Duty: A Student’s View

Rhianna Lucas, Pepperdine studentRhianna Lucas, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2015 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: On his way to his Media Law class this afternoon, A went to check his campus mailbox and found an unpleasant surprise: a jury duty notice. While sulking and grumbling to his friend B about how he’s too busy to attend, B suggested that being on a jury would give him a better perspective on everything he’s learning in class and…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 16, 2015

How Much Do You Charge?

Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.  

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  • Sep 09, 2015

Do You Provide Free Consultations?

Do You Provide Free ConsultationsYes and no. If the question is will I meet with you, hear your story and give you free legal advice then the answer is “no.”

However, I discount my hourly fee for the initial assessment interview. An initial assessment interview typically lasts one hour but I only charge $250 for that consultation. If we decide to work together, you will receive a $250 credit on the first bill. In other words, if we work together after our initial consultation your initial interview is…

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  • Sep 02, 2015

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