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Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide

  • 12/05/2018
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Webcast


Program Description

What Paralegals Need to Know About Electronic Evidence

Social media, smartphone and email evidence can play a key role in the outcome of a case. Do you know what information you can gather and where to look to find the critical details hidden within these electronic devices? Join our established faculty as they provide you with the fundamental aspects of preservation and spoliation, investigating and retrieving key evidence, and successfully gathering information from other parties. Register today!

  • Explore key preservation and spoliation considerations paralegals need to know.
  • Discuss what information may be obtained via social media, smartphones and email (and where to find it).
  • Review how paralegals can assist in establishing authenticity.
  • Examine ways to effectively request and obtain evidence from other parties.
  • Learn what metadata is, what it can show you, and how to scrub or produce it.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will guide attendees through key social media, smartphone and email evidence fundamentals. Those who should attend include: 

  • Paralegals 
  • Legal Technicians 
  • Legal Assistants 
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. Preservation and Spoliation Considerations Paralegals Need to Know
  2. What to Look for, Where to Find it, What to do With it
  3. Electronic Evidence Production and Retention
  4. Establishing Authenticity: The Paralegal's Role
  5. Requesting Evidence From Other Parties
  6. Real-World Examples, Handy How-To's and Sample Screen Shots
  7. Metadata Explained
  8. Paralegal Ethics and ESI

Continuing Education Credit

Washington State Paralegal Association – WA Paralegal Association: 6.00 

Fee: $299.

Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092



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