Social Media in Employment and Personal Injury Litigation

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1 Substantive Credit
Presenter: Richard N. Lettieri, Esq.

We’ve all heard about the Facebook post showing a picture of the plaintiff in a personal injury case dancing while his case claims debilitating injuries; or the employee who sues a prospective employer because she claims that material from her website was used to illegally deny employment. What we may not realize is how widespread the practice of “screening” potential employees by visiting their websites has become, and when those practices become illegal.

This session will investigate the scope and pervasiveness of social media in litigation in federal court, especially employment and personal injury litigation. Evaluating the use of social media before, during and after employment, from both the employer’s and employee’s perspective, this session provides a framework through which several technological challenges may be considered; like preservation and collection, authentication and admissibility, searchability and review.

Preregistration fees must be prepaid at least 24 hours in advance. Those who do not prepay at least 24 hours in advance will be charged the walk-in fee. (WBA Members: $40 per credit hour; Non-Members: $50 per credit hour; Non-Credit: $20 flat fee)

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February 20th, 2013 12:00 PM   through   1:15 PM
WBA Members $ 30.00
Non-Members $ 50.00
Non-Credit $ 10.00
Non-Credit Young Lawyers (practicing 10 years or less) $ 0.00