Social Media & Electronic Evidence: What’s New?

Social media has transformed human interactions and relations. For better or for worse, we now have more access than ever before to information about people’s habits, work lives, lifestyles, whereabouts, friends, and even their communications. This treasure trove of electronic evidence has not been lost on lawyers, as nearly every day judges must grapple with the opportunities and challenges this material presents. Join Professor Rob Currie of the Schulich School of Law as he analyzes recent evidentiary considerations relating to the use of social media evidence, and electronic evidence generally, in both the civil and criminal settings. Using a combination of civil and criminal fact scenarios and audience polling, Professor Currie will answer practical questions about the correct standard for authentication, judicial notice, when expert evidence may be required for authentication, proving and challenging system integrity, and hearsay. By the end of the webinar, you’ll have a better understanding of important issues counsel should consider when using social media in litigation, and a list of helpful cases you can add to your next trial binder.

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.