Discovering the Potential for Social Media in Discovery

Discovering the Potential for Social Media in Discovery

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Basic
Fees: 
$39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

Given the ever-evolving nature of social media and the rapid expansion of each litigant’s digital footprint, social media discovery has become an issue of paramount importance in litigation. Ranging from employment claims, traffic incidents, contract breaches, and global patent disputes, social media is increasingly recognized as an accepted form of discovery, with the potential for providing information that can be extremely valuable or damaging to the parties involved. This presentation will include an overview of various social networks, the data available from those networks, how to ethically and effectively obtain that data, and how to use that data in litigation. Additionally, the presentation will discuss various objections or obstacles to social media discovery and how to best overcome them.

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Course Year: 
2016