About the Speaker

Our Public Defender CLEs are presented by Brian Chase. Brian is a criminal defense attorney and digital forensics expert, who has given hundreds of CLEs to law firms, bar associations, and public defenders. He is the author of an upcoming book from the ABA on digital forensics for lawyers as well as an adjunct professor of law.


Digital Forensics: Ethical Implications of Electronic Data in Criminal Cases

Digital evidence is ubiquitous in criminal cases, but the technological issues related to it can be complex. The obligation of non-technical attorneys to carefully evaluate and make decisions regarding the digital evidence in their cases creates a critical ethical challenge. This Continuing Legal Education presentation covers digital forensics, the ethical duty of competence, and clients’ right to effective assistance of counsel. Drawing on guidance from the courts, recent cases, and our own experience assisting attorneys, the presentation outlines the main risks to counsel and client of failing to properly understand digital forensics in criminal matters.

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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do your remote CLE presentations work?

Participants can easily access the live presentation online and state bar forms will be given.

2. How do we attend?

Once scheduled, each attendee will receive a link that will take the user directly to the webinar. No external programs or downloads needed. 

3. Is this a sales pitch?

The CLEs are purely educational. Each presentation has been reviewed and approved by multiple State Bars for the educational value of the content. The presenters are not sales people, they are practicing digital forensics experts.

4. Who are the presenters?

The presenters are digital evidence experts who work every day on civil and criminal matters and regularly give deposition and court testimony. They are also experienced speakers who are frequently invited to present by Bar Associations and law firms.

5. How long are the presentations?

The MCLEs are 1-hour long and count for 1 hour of CLE credit (including 1 hour of Ethics credit for applicable presentations).

6. How many attendees do we need?

We have presented to 1-person law offices and to firms with thousands of attorneys. Often the smaller presentations provide for a more intimate and interactive experience, which many participants appreciate.

7. Why are you doing this for free?

We hope you’ll give us a call if you have need of our expertise in the future. Also, it’s fun!

Give us a call at (855) 839-9084,
Email us at presentations@archerhall.com,

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