Social Media in Litigation - Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives *** 50% OFF

        
  
     
Legal Area:        Litigation Civil Appellate Administrative Family Personal Injury
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $38.00
Course Materials:        textaudio
Session END DATE:        01/31/2018
Information:        ONLY $19 Code: SAVE50%
  

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CLEonline.com, together with the Houston Bar Association (HBA), are pleased to present a special online CLE program on a cutting edge topic in the area of litigation. The widespread use of social media creates new opportunities-- and pitfalls-- for litigators of all types. Should you advise your client to stop tweeting while his lawsuit is pending? Can you get discovery of the plaintiff's Facebook posts about her vacation? Does your litigation hold need to include social media content? Can you look at a juror's LinkedIn profile? This seminar will address these as well as other hot social media issues. This course features a streaming audio (as well as a downloadable MP3 audio) presentation from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on January 17, 2014. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session. This course is approved for 1.5 MCLE credit hours.




Through the hypothetical sexual harassment case of 'Paula Plaintiff v. Deep Pocket Airlines',

this presentation covers various social media issues that are likely to come up in litigation, including:





* When to issue a litigation hold, when the duty to preserve evidence arises, and application of the duty to preserve to social media content

* How to advise clients on the use of social media during litigation

* Discovery of social media, typical objections to social media discovery, and the scope of social media discovery when a party's emotional state is at issue

* Ethics of lawyer use of social media to investigate witnesses and jurors, as well as reporting jury misconduct involving social media

* Admissibility of social media evidence





The speaker for this seminar is Mr. Zach Wolfe, an attorney at Fleckman and McGlynn in Austin. Zach Wolfe is a trial lawyer with over 18 years of experience in business litigation matters, focusing recently on Texas litigation involving non-competes, confidentiality agreements, and trade secrets. His experience includes jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals. Zach frequently teaches continuing legal education courses on current issues in litigation. Mr. Wolfe is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Litigation, Insurance Law, and Antitrust & Business Litigation Sections), Houston Bar Association (Litigation and Securities Litigation & Arbitration Sections), Harvard University Club of Houston, and a Master, Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law (J.D.,with honors, 1997) and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (B.A.,magna cum laude, 1994). A more extensive biography for Mr. Zach Wolfe may be found at his firm's website.


Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas
Credit Hours Area


1.50 Civil Appellate Law
1.50 Civil Trial Law
1.50 Family Law
1.50 Personal Injury Trial Law


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This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Tennessee. In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity (such as Florida) or as an "Approved Jurisdiction" (Tennessee). CLEonline.com is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. (These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.)


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