More and more attorneys and judges are using social media, either for its intended purpose of social networking (and, for the lesser intended purpose of marketing) or for its unintended purpose of investigative research.
There has been much discussion online amongst legal experts about what sorts of investigative activity is ethical for lawyers to engage in. Most Bar Associations however, have not yet addressed this topic. Two exceptions are the Philadelphia Bar and the New York State Bar.
Most attorneys in private practice are employed by law firms with fewer than 20 lawyers and, in fact, half of all U.S lawyers in private practice are solos. When e-discovery came on the scene, these attorneys viewed it as the exclusive domain of large firms with large cases in Federal court. But with the increase in digital activity by people in all areas of their lives, e-discovery has become an
FRE 611 addresses witnesses and establishes the manner and scope of witness testimony during cross examination. While FRE 611 governs the form of cross examination questions, many other evidentiary rules also impact your ability to impeach witnesses. Prosecutors must understand the legal doctrine behind the rules governing impeachment. This presentation will show attendees how to begin ...
Imagine that you could find and have admitted as evidence virtually any public historical web content, and without having to rely on discovery from the opposing party. Imagine that you could thereby establish when specific information was first published, updated, or available online - e.g., patent disclosures, marks and copyrighted materials, terms of service, advertised claims regarding products
Internet Legal Research on a Budget directs lawyers to useful and reliable free (and low-cost) resources and explains how to use them effectively. This edition has updated information about resources discussed in the first edition, new resources, and expanded chapters on Casemaker and Fastcase.
Year after year, Apple continues to release new hardware models and updates to its iOS operating system. Digital forensic capabilities have grown over time and now we are able to recover more data than ever that may be vital to your case from iPhones and other Apple devices. Come learn about some of the new types of information that forensics can uncover, along with updates on capabilities ...
Lawyers looking for evidence need to start thinking about looking "virtually." With increasing amounts of "paperless" information being added to the Internet every minute of every day, there is an increasing chance lawyers could find potentially relevant evidence there. Evidence to prove or refute a point in contention, get the upper hand in a settlement conference, or decide w
A prosecutor has the responsibility of a minister of justice and not simply that of an advocate. Seeking justice is about seeking the right result in each case. In some instances, this means declining to prosecute a case
where the evidence does not support that a defendant committed the crime and in other cases this means that a prosecutor faced with newly discovered evidence that an innocent
Dogfighting investigations present unique challenges for law enforcement and prosecutors. During this 1.5 hour course, we will review the relationship between dogfighting and other violent criminal activity, relevant Ohio and federal laws, a review of key evidence and investigative techniques and prosecution preparation.
Tiger King was the number one rated show on Netflix drawing over 34 million viewers in its first 10 days. However, the documentary reveals only part of the story. In this interactive presentation attendees will learn the complete story of the trial of Joseph Maldonado-Passage for two counts of Murder for Hire in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1958 (a) and several misdemeanor wildlife offenses. We will examine the trial testimony and discuss the prosecution attempts to use other acts...