Who: Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D. - former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas. Mr. Kreis has engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 30 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 10 years.
What: Social Media Evidence Issues: Admissibility, Foundational Concerns & Expert Testimony; Social Media Pitfalls for Lawyers & Staff; Additional Metadata & Social Media Case Law Update; How to Lose Your Case: Avoid Drafting Metadata Related Discovery Requests; How to Lose Your Case: Avoid Drafting Smartphone Discovery Requests; More Social Media & Metadata Ethics Issues;
When: Friday, June 01, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks at 8:15 a.m.)
Where: Pullman Plaza Hotel, 1001 Third Avenue, Huntington, WV
This course focuses upon social media and metadata topics of critical importance including some of the issues pertaining to the admissibility of social media related evidence; the pitfalls of social media and risks to lawyers & staff; the critical importance to draft smartphone discovery requests to minimize malpractice risks; some of the new case law affecting metadata issues and social media in discovery; the critical need to draft metadata related discovery requests; and additional social media and metadata ethics issues that lawyers must learn to consider to avoid problems in their practice. Social media is taking the world by storm and lawyers and paralegals must get on the train before it leaves them permanently behind. In a social media driven world, we have to know what our clients are doing in order to properly represent them.
* Explore social media evidentiary issues, including admissibility & foundational concerns
* Learn to recognize the pitfalls of social media for lawyers & staff who ignore same
* Recognize the critical need for lawyers to draft appropriate smartphone discovery requests
* Review the latest case law on the impact of metadata and social media issues on discovery issues
* The critical necessity to incorporate some metadata discovery in your requests to opposing counsel
* Consider additional issues regarding social media and metadata's impact on ethics
Seminar Co-Sponsor: Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC
Registration: 2012 Annual Seminar Registration
*Approved for 6.25 CLE credits (1.0 Ethics) by NALA
**Approved for 6.0 CLE Hrs (2.1 Hrs Off Mgmt / Ethics) by the West Virginia State Bar