Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email and websites have completely altered how trial lawyers approach discovery and litigate cases. While the Internet and social media sites serve as an electronic treasure trove of ESI and digital evidence, the great challenge remains getting this electronic evidence admitted at trial.

Social Media & Electronic Evidence at Trial

After completing this highly informative & practical course you will understand the legal, practical and ethical implications of using electronic evidence obtained from social media networks and the Internet at trial.

In this CLE course, trial attorney Mark Mermelstein provides you with best practices for getting vital social media evidence admitted at trial, authenticating the electronic evidence, proving its relevance and overcoming hearsay objections. To access the course please click here: Social Media and Electronic Evidence.

Mark will also discuss:

* Lawfully and ethically gathering the evidence

* Considerations when conducting discovery

* The ethics of self-help

* Using stolen or hacked evidence

* Objections to the discovery of social media evidence

* The Stored Communications Act (SCA)

* FRE 401, FRE 403 & FRE 901(a)

* Authentication

* Types of social media hearsay

A trial lawyer with more than 20 first-chair trials, Mark Mermelstein specializes in white collar criminal defense and complex litigation. Mark is the Global Co-Chair of Orrick’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy team. He has spoken extensively on the discovery and admissibility of social media and electronic evidence at trial.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.