Paramjit L. Mahli is the founder of the award-winning SCG
Legal PR Network, a service that connects legal experts with reporters
nationally and internationally. Mahli has worked in communications for 18
years, with experience in journalism, marketing, public relations, and teaching
in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, she specializes in PR and marketing-related
training and consulting.
Mahli has written articles for legal publications such as Law
Practice Today, Small Firm Inc., Marketing the Law Firm, TechnoLawyer, New
Jersey Law Journal, Lawline and Immigration Law Weekly. She has been quoted in
publications such as Lawyers USA and Long Island Business News. Her work is
also featured in a book by international legal expert Dr. Silvia Hodges titled “Winning Legal Business from
Mahli is Co-Chair of the Communications Committee of the New
York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) and a member of the Association of Continuing Legal Education
and the Public Relations Society of America. Mahli also serves as a Judge for
the News & Documentary Emmy Awards for The National Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences. Her philanthropic efforts include volunteering for the
Waterkeeper Alliance and Kiva.
She has also spoken on various CLE panels on marketing for the
Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has been a guest lecturer at
Fordham Law School for its LLM students. Mahli frequently writes for and
teaches CLEs and teleseminars on topics such as connecting legal experts with
reporters, training associates, crisis communication and social media.
Before she launched SCG Legal PR Network, Mahli started her
career at Blackwell’s in Oxford, England, and transitioned into journalism
after moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
She went on to work as a producer and reporter for international
and domestic news organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation (CBC), Financial Post, CNN, CNNfn and The Journal of Commerce.
In 2005, Mahli started The Sun Communication Group, her own PR
and marketing consultancy for law firms, and later launched SCG Legal PR
Network in 2009. Less than a year after its launch, SCG Legal PR Network won
the Gold MarCom Award for creativity and innovation. In 2010, SCG Legal PR Network
was a Finalist in the Best New Service of the Year category in the 7th
annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Mahli was awarded a scholarship to
Anne McKevitt’s Million Dollar Plus Club, E100 Group Coaching program in April
Mahli’s media relations experience includes outreach efforts for
a new economic indicator gauging consumer intentions on credit which garnered
an honorable mention from the highly prestigious Magellan Awards. Her
additional experience encompasses several areas, including media relations,
organizing conferences, arranging seminars, and booking speakers. Some of these
2007 conference on International Year of Sanitation after The Sun
Communication Group was approached to participate by JAM Events.
a conference on “The State of the American Consumer” in 2003 for Cambridge Consumer Credit
Index. Speakers included Mark Zandi, Economy.com; Diane
Swonk, Bank One; Robert Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology; and
Kathleen Johnson, Federal Reserve Bank
Minority Business Council’s International Trade two-day
conference series, “Winning Globally.” The focus was on the nuts and bolts
of doing business in Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. David
L. Aaron, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, broke news
regarding the Clinton Administration’s landmark international trade initiatives.
Treaster, New York Times reporter and author of “Paul
Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend,” for a breakfast speaking
engagement at the New York chapter of the National Association of Business
Vice Chairman of Federal Reserve, to speak at the National
Association of Business Economists. The Sun Communication Group acted as
media liaison while Vice Chairman Ferguson was in New York.
Economist at Cambridge Consumer Credit Index, to be a
keynote speaker at the October 2004 Collection and Credit Card Conference
Director of Research, Securities Industry Association, to
speak on the current state of Wall Street for Williams Capital Group in
Here are the awards and honors received by Paramjit, this blog, Profiting With Public Relations, and
the SCG Legal PR Network. The most recent award is listed first.
Stevie Awards for Women in
50 Best Blogs by Lawyers, 2010
Best 50 Lawyer Blogs, according to Paralegal
Award for Creativity and Innovation, 2009