CLE - Social Media and Its Use in the Investigative/Discovery Phase of a Case

  • March 09, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • The Powers Building, 8th Floor Conference Room, 16 West Main St., Rochester, NY

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Social Media and Its Use in the Investigative/Discovery Phase of a Case

  presented by Eileen Buholtz, Esq. of Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC


Topics to Include: 

• Distinguish between “electronically stored information” and “social  media"
• Common Characteristics of social media
• Possible evidentiary rules for admitting social media Best evidence rule
• Exceptions to Rule Against Hearsay
• Authentication issues
Best-evidence rule, photocopies, and reproductions of originals
 • Business records exception to Rule Against Hearsay
• Tape-recorded conversations
• Social-media postings
• Authenticating the print-out
• Attributing the post to a certain person
• Text messages
• Cases where no expert or technical proof was required
• Cases where expert testimony was used
• Twitter, including standing to challenge subpoena of one’s Twitter account
• Electronic and web-based records
• Compilations and summaries
• Websites
• Ethical issues involving attorneys and paralegals and social media
• Questions and Answers

Members: $10.00 (Lunch included)/$5.00 (Bring your own lunch)
Non-Members: $15.00 (With or without Lunch)

Box Lunch will be provided from Grill and Greens and will include: Sandwich, pasta salad, chips, cookie and bottled water. Sandwich Choices: Roast Beef, Ham, Tuna, Turkey, or Vegetarian

Register online & mail check payable to "PAR" no later than March 2, 2017 to: Dina Beaudette, Merzbach Law Office, P.C., 73 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614.
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