Authentication of Social Media Evidence: A New Take on the Old Rules
Social Media has become a hotbed of potential evidence in many cases nationwide over the past several years. The more prevalent cases involving social media as evidence are in the field of personal injury, family law, criminal law, labor law and Workman’s Compensation. How can the researcher best access this invaluable data? How to get […]
Social Media – Euphoric or Depressive?
(or The Highs and Lows of Using Social Media)
Andy Adkins, CIO, Social Evidence, LLC – I’ve been on Facebook for, what sometimes seems forever, but I actually joined more than 10 years ago in July 2007. Facebook used to make it easy to see when you joined, but alas, now it’s more difficult. If you are ONLY looking to see when you first […]
How to Find Someone on Facebook…and other relevant information
By Andy Adkins, CIO of Social Evidence and Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt, Founders of Internet for Lawyers – Facebook is no doubt the most popular social media networking site, hands down. In June 2017, Facebook reported hitting more than two (2) billion monthly active users (MAUs). They also reported 1.32 billion daily active users (DAUs) on average. […]
Should Law Schools Add a Mandatory Technology Component to their Curriculum?
By Gayle O’Connor – A few months ago, I spoke about authenticating social media as evidence at the Lafourche Parish Bar Association. A young attorney approached me after the presentation and said, “I have had those exact issues come up in cases several times. Boy, do I wish they had taught that in law school.” And […]
Privacy on Facebook? Yes, Privacy Does Exist on Social Media and YOU are Responsible for the Correct Privacy Settings
Why Is Privacy So Important? By Andy Adkins – My identity was stolen once – not that unusual, but fortunately for me, it was before the social media blitz. I’ll spare you the details, but it was mostly an inconvenience (no money lost, nothing bad happened). But, with today’s Internet of Things, including social media, […]
Cloud-based eDiscovery Solutions: Good or Bad?
By Andy Adkins – When I started my legal technology consulting practice in 1989, DOS was still the king, the Internet was still a gleam in Al Gore’s eye, e-mail didn’t exist, and there was nothing really electronic to discover. Discovery was still paper-based (and not nearly as much paper as there is today). Wow, technology […]
The Social Media Risk Assessment For Your Law Firm and Your Clients
By Andy Adkins – This topic reminds me of a “story” I heard several years ago. It goes like this: After passengers boarded the newest, most technologically-advanced aircraft in the world, an announcement came over the loud speakers. “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I’m Captain Otto Pyllo and wanted to let you know that you […]
Janet Reno was an Example of Humility and Honesty in Public Service for our Current Times
By Jon Mills, Dean Emeritus and Attorney- By Jon Mills, Dean Emeritus and Attorney – Some of today’s politicians seem to equate leadership with shouting, arrogance, cruelty and deception. Janet Reno, the first female U.S. attorney general and the second longest serving attorney general in history, was so honest she scared some politicians. They called her […]
Social Media Evidence Checklist – 10 Things You Should Do NOW
10 Things to do NOW regarding Social Media – A Valuable Checklist By Andy Adkins – When interviewing your client during the intake process, it is imperative that you review their social media liabilities. It is probably a better idea if you or your paralegal review the social media sites, as opposed to asking the client […]
What We Talk About When We Talk About “Reasonable Cybersecurity”: A Proactive and Adaptive Approach
“Reasonable Cybersecurity”: A Proactive and Adaptive Approach by Kevin L. Miller – Data breaches have become so commonplace that only the truly far-reaching events seem to be noticed anymore. However, a recent breach that exposed the data of 6.4 million children, in what experts called the largest known hack affecting youngsters,1got the attention of the […]