MCLE Presentation Topics Include:
Cellphone Forensics: Applications in Discovery and Investigations
Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information
My Ex Hacked Me! Stalking in Family Law Cases
Nearly every family law attorney has received that call from their client where the client says their ex has hacked their phone. This CLE explores the reality of hacking/stalking cases. You’ll learn how most stalking is not from the hacking of a device, but from shared accounts or device. We’ll explore often overlooked areas of stalking, and how you can work with your client to shut it down. Finally, you’ll learn the most cost effective ways of utilizing an expert witness to prove stalking has occurred. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Collecting and Understanding Electronic Medical Records in Litigation
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are governed by a strict regulatory framework, but they contain remarkably detailed information that is important in a wide variety of cases from malpractice to fraud to criminal prosecution. This data is frequently produced in paper or PDF reports, leaving much of the potentially relevant data behind. This presentation discusses the types of information that are contained in EMR systems and how to approach discovery requests to comply with the law and avoid missing responsive data. Using examples from actual cases, many of which our experts worked on directly, we discuss the ways parties withhold, modify, or obfuscate electronic medical record data, and how to ensure it is all collected or produced. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Identification and Preservation of Electronically Stored Information
Electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation has changed significantly in recent years. Once almost exclusively digitized paper records and email archives, the varieties of ESI have multiplied exponentially. Similarly, the locations where ESI are stored are more numerous than ever, including mobile, cloud, and IoT. The result is a complex effort to find and collect relevant data in whatever location or format it is stored. This presentation covers these technical topics from the perspective of the legal practitioner, highlighting the key factors an attorney should consider to ensure that all relevant data has been identified and preserved. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
How to Find and Use Location Information in Litigation
Determining the location of an individual at a specific point in time can make or break a case. Lawyers have used location data to put defendants at the scene of a murder, place a driver at the scene of a crash, or even show a doctor was not in the hospital during a critical procedure. This presentation provides guidance to know what location data is available, where to find it, how to use it, and the law that governs it. We will provide real-world examples of location data and discuss its use and misuse in trial. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Admissibility and Use of Digital Evidence at Trial
This CLE explores the Federal Rules of Evidence applicable to digital evidence. Attendees will learn about relevant case law and how to authenticate or challenge the admission of digital evidence at trial. We will explain how to use digital evidence effectively at trial and how to incorporate it into an overarching story or theory of a case. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Digital Evidence in Intellectual Property Theft Cases
Hosted Review for Mid-Sized and Small Law Firms
Hosted review platforms (such as Relativity) are no longer just for large law firms. These tools are more affordable and easier to use than ever. Hosted review software allows litigators to efficiently search, review, and tag documents without much technical knowledge. This presentation provides an introduction to hosted review platforms and demonstrates how powerful they can be for any size case. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Your Home is Spying on You: A Look at Internet of Things Forensics
Storytelling with Digital Evidence
Storytelling is a powerful and effective way to present your case to a judge or jury, but how do you use digital evidence in a story? How can you effectively communicate technical evidence to a non-technical audience? This CLE explores why we use storytelling and how attorneys can use storytelling to effectively present complicated digital evidence in a simple and easy to follow format. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
FOR CRIMINAL ATTORNEYS
Case Studies in Criminal Defense Successes
This CLE explores situations where the defense has used digital evidence to get a successful outcome in a case. We will show situations where the digital evidence was misinterpreted, misunderstood, or simply missed and how the correct interpretation of the evidence was crucial for a not guilty verdict or lesser charge. You’ll learn how to spot errors in the use of digital forensics, and how to successfully use digital forensics to defend your case. This activity is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Cellphone Forensics: Applications in Discovery and Investigations (Criminal)
Cellphones represent one of the fastest-changing areas of legal practice. Mobile device evidence is more important than ever, thanks to the rapid evolution of the technology and the way this evidence is treated by the courts. Touching on important recent cases, technology developments, and ArcherHall direct experience advising attorneys, this presentation provides up-to-date guidance on the application of cellphone forensics in litigation, investigations, and other legal matters.
Search and Seizure in the Digital Realm
From Jones to Riley to Carpenter, the Supreme Court has changed the landscape of 4th and 5th Amendment law in the digital realm. This CLE will explore the effects of these landmark cases and identify areas of further challenges for the defense. Attendees will learn about how courts are applying the 4th and 5th Amendments to new forms of digital evidence and will learn to spot potential Constitutional Issues involving digital devices.
How much does this MCLE presentation cost?
We do not charge for our presentations. Our hope is that you will consider us if you’re ever in need of our expertise.
How long are the presentations?
The MCLEs are 1-hour long and count for 1 hour of CLE credit.
Is this a sales pitch?
No, these CLEs are strictly educational.
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Who are the presenters?
Our presenters are our directors of digital forensics who work on digital evidence and provide deposition and court testimony.