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NYSBA CLE (with Hon. Matthew A. Sciarrino): How Social Media Is Changing the Practice of Law.

posted May 3, 2013, 8:41 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated May 3, 2013, 8:55 AM ]

Thursday, June 6, 2013

- Location -
45 Rockefeller Plaza, 14th Floor
New York City

4:00PM-7:00PM - CLE Program
7:00PM-8:00PM - Cocktail Reception

4:00pm-5:15pm:  Social Media and Criminal and Civil Investigations 

The quandary of whether or not to add someone to your social network perplexes many people, but most people do not realize that the "friend" could be an F.B.I. agent, an informer, an investigator or an opposing attorney covertly seeking information. What kind of social media evidence is “out there” and how can it be found and used?  Where is the line between an “honest” investigation and unethical deception?   What statutes apply and what are the ethical rules?

  • How law enforcement uses social media in the investigation and prosecution of crimes.
  • Use of social media by investigators and attorneys in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings.
  • Exploring the recent decisions regarding company's access to social networks.

Mark Berman, Ganfer & Shore LLP

Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr., New York State Criminal Court (author of Occupy Wall Street Twitter opinions)
Beth Potashnick, Assistant District Attorney, Major Case Assistant Cybercrime & Identity Theft Bureau 
John Curran,
 Stroz Friedberg LLC  
Joseph V. DeMarco, DeVore & DeMarco LLP 

5:30pm-6:45pm: The Growing Litigation Challenges of Social Media

As social media becomes more and more a part of our everyday lives and becomes a necessary tool for companies, its effect on litigation continues to grow.  Businesses must be prepared to monitor, preserve and collect social media, especially in the context of litigation and investigations.   Both in-house and outside counsel must also become well versed in using social media to defend and assert claims and for use in court settings.

  • Monitoring social media communications in the workplace.
  • Challenges in preserving and collecting social media.
  • Evolving and developing case law involving the use of social media in litigation.
  • Ethically pursuing social media communications in investigations, party and non-party discovery.
  • Use of social media in court.

Ignatius Grande
, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hon. James C. Francis, Magistrate Judge, U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York 
Marla Bergman,
 VP, Assistant GC & Internal Audit, Goldman Sachs
Karin Scholz Jenson, BakerHostetler

This program is approved for 3.0 MCLE Credits (1.5 credits in ethics, 1.5 credit in areas of professional practice) 

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