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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, CFLS

Leena S. Hingnikar, CFLS

Leena S. Hingnikar, CFLS is a partner at Walzer Melcher LLP and a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego and her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. While in law school, Ms. Hingnikar served as a law clerk in the Whittier Law School Children’s Rights Clinic and volunteered at the Orange County Guardianship Clinic and the Self-Represented Parties Court. She also served as an executive committee member for the moot court honors board and received the “Best Oralist” award for the Sonnenberg Oral Advocacy Competition. Ms. Hingnikar currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section. She is a member of the Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association. In addition to speaking for CEB, Leena has lectured several times on family law issues for the California Lawyer’s Association, the Inn of Court, 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