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Social Media Evidence in Family Law Cases

This program will cover counseling clients on social media use, how and how much you can dig to uncover posts, determining when social media posts are actually useful in a family law case, and how to get social media posts admitted into evidence or keep them out.

 

1.5 Hour MCLE Credit

Specialization: .5 hours of Ethics and 1.5 of Family Law

 

 

Whether they are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or all of the above, your family law clients probably have a social media presence. Despite a plethora of cautionary tales, clients and opposing parties are still posting their bad behavior and regrettable commentary online. This program will cover counseling clients on social media use, how and how much you can dig to uncover posts, determining when social media posts are actually useful in a family law case, and how to get social media posts admitted into evidence or keep them out.

Program Highlights:

  • Advising clients on their social media prior to and during a family law proceeding
  • Can and should you advise clients to delete posts?
  • Limitations on seeking out the other party’s social media posts
  • Evaluating the relevance of social media evidence
  • The nuts and bolts of introducing Tweets, Grams, Snaps, and Wall Posts into evidence
  • Foundational and other objections

This is a basic level program. Minimal family law experience is assumed.

On Demand FA59783-191

Recorded 10/17

 

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$ 99.00

Whether they are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or all of the above, your family law clients probably have a social media presence. Despite a plethora of cautionary tales, clients and opposing parties are still posting their bad behavior and regrettable commentary online. This program will cover counseling clients on social media use, how and how much you can dig to uncover posts, determining when social media posts are actually useful in a family law case, and how to get social media posts admitted into evidence or keep them out.

Program Highlights:

  • Advising clients on their social media prior to and during a family law proceeding
  • Can and should you advise clients to delete posts?
  • Limitations on seeking out the other party’s social media posts
  • Evaluating the relevance of social media evidence
  • The nuts and bolts of introducing Tweets, Grams, Snaps, and Wall Posts into evidence
  • Foundational and other objections

This is a basic level program. Minimal family law experience is assumed.

LEENA S. HINGNIKAR

LEENA S. HINGNIKAR

LEENA S. HINGNIKAR, CFLS, is a partner at Walzer Melcher LLP and a Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Leena handles complex family law matters including custody, reimbursement and tracing issues regarding property, assets held by irrevocable trusts, business valuation, premarital agreements, paternity, spousal support, and child support drafting briefs and accompanying filings for appeals. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego and her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. Ms. Hingnikar is currently serving on the Family Law Executive Committee for the California Lawyer Association (“FLEXCOM”).  In addition to speaking for CEB, Leena has also lectured several times on family law issues for the California Lawyer’s Association, American Bar Association, and the National Business Institute.

SHANON K. QUINLEY, CFLS

Shanon K. Quinley, CFLS

Shanon K. Quinley, CFLS is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She maintains a solo law practice in Pasadena, with an emphasis on family law. Ms. Quinley is a frequent lecturer and author on family law issues, and she served as a chapter author for five CEB publications including: California Child and Spousal Support: Establishing, Modifying, and Enforcing and Family Law Financial Discovery. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012–2018. Ms. Quinley received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. At Southwestern, Ms. Quinley was a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program where she received accolades for both her writing and oral argument skills. She was also a staff member of the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
By Month June 2018
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SUBTOPICS Evidence and Discovery
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
By Month June 2018
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SUBTOPICS Evidence and Discovery