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How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted ++

  • 06/23/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • WA State Convention Center, 705 Pike ST, Seattle WA 98101

Program Description

A Practical How-to Guide for Turning ESI into Evidence and Getting it Admitted

With all of the changes surrounding social media and email, it's critical to get up to speed on the latest rules, procedures and case law. This full-day, cutting-edge course will walk you through state processes, procedures and the latest case law while equipping you with handy how-to's, sample screen shots, real world examples and shortcuts along the way. A judge and expert attorney faculty, who know the ins and outs of these groundbreaking new forms of evidence, will provide practical tech advice that you can actually understand and start using right away. From email to Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, to YouTube, Pinterest and video surveillance, this comprehensive ESI guide will give you invaluable insight into proven ways for identifying, preserving, producing, admitting and blocking ESI. Register today!

  • Recognize key social media, email and text evidence and traverse obstacles to ensure relevancy, authenticity and that the best evidence rule is satisfied.
  • Get a judge's perspective on the top ESI mistakes attorneys make.
  • Identify common spoliation pitfalls, sanctions and defensible legal hold hurdles.
  • Find out critical mistakes attorneys make when collecting Facebook and LinkedIn evidence.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of metadata, how to scrub it, remove it from documents and produce responsive, non-privileged ESI with appropriate metadata and OCR.
  • Skillfully obtain ESI from smartphones, third parties, flash drives and external hard drives.
  • Learn how to effectively work with social media companies to obtain deleted information.
  • Apply business record and excited utterance hearsay exceptions to email, text messages and more.
  • Learn proven methods for testing ESI, including comparison, hash tags, encryption and metadata.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level legal program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Top Admission Mistakes Made with ESI
  2. What to Look for, Where to Find it and What to do With It: Email, Social Media, Texts and Video
  3. Applying Hearsay Exceptions and Overcoming Relevancy Issues
  4. Establishing Authenticity & Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Unsurmountable Challenge
  5. Using Expert Witnesses to Get Your Evidence In (and Keep Theirs Out)
  6. Real-World Examples, Handy How-to's and Sample Screen Shots
  7. Legal Ethics and ESI

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.00 *

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

* denotes specialty credits

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Auburn, WA. 98092



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