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Social Media & Electronic Evidence: What’s New?

with Professor Rob Currie

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

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Who Should Attend

Civil and criminal litigators who want to stay up to date on recent evidentiary developments will find this presentation helpful.

About the Program

Social media has transformed human interactions and relations. For better or for worse, we now have more access than ever before to information about people’s habits, work lives, lifestyles, whereabouts, friends, and even their communications. This treasure trove of electronic evidence has not been lost on lawyers, as nearly every day judges must grapple with the opportunities and challenges this material presents. Join Professor Rob Currie of the Schulich School of Law as he analyzes recent evidentiary considerations relating to the use of social media evidence, and electronic evidence generally, in both the civil and criminal settings. Using a combination of civil and criminal fact scenarios and audience polling, Professor Currie will answer practical questions about the correct standard for authentication, judicial notice, when expert evidence may be required for authentication, proving and challenging system integrity, and hearsay. By the end of the webinar, you’ll have a better understanding of important issues counsel should consider when using social media in litigation, and a list of helpful cases you can add to your next trial binder.

Meet Your Presenter

RobCurrie Rob Currie is Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, where his teaching areas include Canadian, International and Cross-border Criminal Law; Civil Procedure; Evidence; International Law; and Advocacy. He is a member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Nova Scotia and the Federal Court. In 2017-2018 he served as Special Appeals Counsel at Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Halifax. He is a member and former Director of the Law & Technology Institute, and a former co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Law & Technology. His 2010 book, International and Transnational Criminal Law, was shortlisted for the Walter Owen Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Literature in 2011. The 3rd edition of that book (now co-authored with Joseph Rikhof) was published in 2020. Professor Currie is also a co-author of the Annual Review of Criminal Law (Thomson Reuters). Professor Currie has authored and co-authored numerous articles and comments and his scholarly work has been cited at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a frequent contributor to CPD and judicial education seminars and is a past recipient of the Dalhousie Law Students’ Society and Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Defining Social Media and Electronic Evidence

Digital Privacy and Section 8 of the Charter

Social Media and Jury Trials

Emojis in Evidence

Social Media as Evidence

Electronic Digital Evidence

Using Electronic Data as Evidence

  • Authentication
  • Best Evidence/System Integrity
  • Other Admissibility Issues

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Returning Registrant

Registration Fees

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HST/GST: 848208492

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Social Media & Electronic Evidence: What’s New? with Professor Rob Currie, Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Social Media & Electronic Evidence: What’s New? with Professor Rob Currie, Thursday, September 30, 2021

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