Finding & Using Social Media Evidence in Litigation
with Jason Wadden & Sarah Stothart
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay
9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)
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Who Should Attend
This program is designed for lawyers of all experience levels and from all practice areas.
About the Program
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. With so much of our lives playing out online, your clients almost certainly have a social media presence. And courts are taking notice, with many litigants paying steep prices for careless social media posts. So what steps should we, as lawyers take, to find and use social media evidence, and what advice should we offer clients to address the growing admission and consideration of social media evidence by the courts? This new 90 minute program with Toronto litigators Jason Wadden and Sarah Stothart will explore recent treatment of social media in a wide range of cases, and offer practical advice for counseling clients on social media use. Topics include:
- Identifying relevant social media evidence
- Gathering and preserving existing evidence
- Disclosure obligations
- Educating clients on the “evolving record”
- Ethical issues for lawyers
The pervasive nature of social media has given it a permanent place in litigation. Attend this program and get up to date information and practical pointers on how to make sure your client’s online footprint works for – not against – them!
Meet Your Presenters
Sarah Stothart is an associate in the Litigation Group at Goodmans. She is developing her practice in corporate commercial litigation, with a focus on class actions, securities, and technology issues. She acts for and advises clients on a variety of litigation matters, including complex contractual disputes, intellectual property issues, shareholder disputes, and issues relating to fiduciary, statutory and regulatory obligations. Sarah has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as the Competition Tribunal. Sarah sits on the Board of Directors of Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, a non-profit organization offering employment, settlement, and language services for newcomer women.
Jason Wadden is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on complex litigation of business law disputes, including cross-border matters, insolvency and restructuring, corporate stakeholder disputes, corporate governance issues, pensions, employment, and internal investigations. Jason has appeared before a range of courts and tribunals across Canada. He is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, where he teaches commercial litigation. He regularly presents to legal audiences and is sought out by the media for his opinion on topics related to cross-border litigation, corruption, insolvency litigation, shareholder remedies and emerging issues arising from social media. Jason has been ranked as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate/commercial and insolvency litigation.
Program Schedule (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Finding Social Media Evidence
- Leveraging the Discovery Process
- Disclosure of “Private” Content
- Obtaining Social Media Content or Account or Information From Third Parties
- Ethical Considerations
Using Social Media Evidence
- Authenticating Social Media As Evidence
- Risks Associated With Viewing Social Media “Live” In Court
- Understanding Language Used In Social Media
- Dealing With Deleted Accounts
- Examples of How Social Media Evidence Has Been Used
Program Wrap-up and Evaluation
All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.
Until October 18, 2019
|Finding & Using Social Media Evidence in Litigation - Tuesday, November 12, 2019||$140.00|
After October 18, 2019
|Finding & Using Social Media Evidence in Litigation - Tuesday, November 12, 2019||$165.00|
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