On December 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m., KingSpry will present the latest in its series of in-house CLE classes, “Navigating a Changing Social Media Landscape.”
Going back to law school, every lawyer has heard some variation of the phrase “the law cannot keep up with technology.”
While not entirely accurate, it is all too true that the law and its attendant regulations often lag behind developing technologies.
Social Media is no different. People post intimate details about their personal life on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and numerous other social media platforms. The applications of this information, when you can get it, are extremely broad. Rules and regulations regarding obtaining social media information and its use in court are developing in real time.
Any attorney with a practice that focuses or even touches on litigation would be well served in staying up to date with the current rules on obtaining and using social media discovery.
In this class, we will review the following issues:
- A brief overview of the popular social media sites of the day, along with the kind of information an attorney can expect to find on each site.
- Legal issues that can arise from surveilling an individual on social media, including accessing protected accounts.
- The circumstances in which discovery of social media accounts will be allowed or precluded.
- The timing of producing any social media discovery.
- When social media discovery has and has not been admitted at trial.
- Issues with authenticating a social media account at hearing or trial.
Attorney William Novick will lead the discussion. Mr. Novick focuses his practice in litigation and insurance defense law.
Lunch will be provided. One hour of substantive CLE credit is available.