Speaker, Gibbons Academy, "Is the Law Anti-Social?" Newark, NJ


May 9, 2012 | 5:00 PM EST

Featuring: Stephen J. Finley, Jr.Jennifer Marino ThibodauxEdwin H. SternScott J. Etish

The use of social media has exploded over the last decade. Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are often the subject of discovery, and savvy litigators recognize the potential discovery of the “smoking gun” via social media. Videos, comments, images and other posts, which at one time could only be located after careful surveillance and intensive searches, can now be harvested with very little effort, as individuals drop their guard on various social media sites. Finding these “smoking guns” and introducing them in court, however, may present a tricky field litigators must now learn to navigate.

At this presentation, the panelists will discuss:

    • How to ethically obtain information from social media sites;
    • Practical tips for searching for evidence from social media sites, including subpoena practice;
    • Issues related to relevancy and authenticity requirements; and
  • Hot topics regarding the use of evidence from social media sites.