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Legal Series: Internet and E-Mail: Admissibility Issues of Electronic Evidence at Trial Explored
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As many transactions that were once the domain of written paper material are now done online, there is no wonder that electronic evidence of all forms (i.e., social media posts, email, and blogs) are increasingly becoming part of present-day litigation. While the case law in this area is still developing, the basic rules of evidence still apply and can present evidentiary challenges for litigators using electronic evidence, especially that found online.

Join us in a two-hour LIVE webcast as our panel of litigators explores admissibility issues of internet, email and other electronic evidence at trial. In addition to guiding principles for authentication, hearsay and relevance, speakers will also discuss ethical implications and will offer best practices.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124388
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


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  • 1. The best way to ensure getting evidence admitted is to obtain it properly and, ideally, through discovery. That will solve many of the authentication issues, among others.
  • 2. Ethically, only publicly available information is fair game – neither the attorney nor anyone working on their behalf can obtain information informally that is not public, e.g., by friending the other party/witness
  • 3. Electronic evidence, including email, social media, etc., is discoverable just as any other evidence – there is no expectation of privacy in social media (or email) and so a party cannot avoid production of its/his/her information on that basis; however, relevance, burden and prejudice are all possible arguments to use.
  • 4. Email service providers do not have to produce a subscriber’s email in discovery. This has been applied to social media, at least to the portion that is like email – at least last time I checked, no rulings yet on wall posts, etc. Regardless, it is still easier to obtain even things like wall posts either directly from the party or with their permission from the service provider, since otherwise you will likely face a fight from the service provider.
  • 5. With respect to authentication, if you don’t get the information directly from the individual along with a stipulation or admission that she/he wrote whatever evidence it is, you are likely to face an authentication challenge, which may be difficult to overcome depending up on the circumstances.
  • 6. The usual rules of evidence apply in the hearsay analysis for electronic evidence as with anything else.

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Nicole D. Galli
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Goldberg Segalla LLP
John J. Jablonski, Esq.
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Hahn & Hessen LLP
Zachary G. Newman
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Who Should Attend?

- Attorneys
- General Counsel

Why Attend?

This is a must attend for lawyers interested in getting a refresher for admissibility issues of internet, email and other electronic evidence at trial.

- Detailed guidance given by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from experienced practitioners & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

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Legal Series: Internet and E-Mail: Admissibility Issues of Electronic Evidence at Trial Explored
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