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Obtaining Evidence From Electronic Devices

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Obtaining Evidence From Electronic Devices

Workshop Description/Agenda

Practical, Step-by-Step Instruction and Real-World Tips

Do you know where to look on social media, smartphones and other devices to find all case-supporting or damaging evidence? Do you know how to collect relevant data and how to assure that data can be admitted as evidence? In this program, faculty will show you how to gather evidence from electronic devices and get it authenticated when hiring an expert is not feasible. Don't miss this opportunity for practical how-to's - register today!

  • Receive practical tips on collecting evidence from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking sites.
  • Learn how to obtain evidence from PCs, tablets, flash drives, external hard drives and cloud storage.
  • Discover how to authenticate social media posts, text messages, emails and more.
  • See how to properly collect evidence on smartphones, wearable tech, GPS and other devices.
  • Explore where to find metadata, what it shows you, and how to properly scrub, preserve or produce it.
  • Use subpoenas to get records from social media companies and cell phone carriers.


  1. Rules and Resources You Need to Know
    9:00 - 9:45, Kristin F. Wood Elza
    1. Privacy, Privilege Laws and Case Law
    2. Applying the Discovery Rules to ESI
    3. Data Collection Software
    4. Predictive Coding/Technology Assisted Review
  2. Collecting Social Media Account Content
    9:45 - 10:30, Jason M. Azzarone
    1. Social Media Sites You Must Know
    2. What to Look for and Where to Find it
    3. Social Media Discovery
    4. Downloading Social Media Content
    5. Archive Features
    6. What to Do if an Account's Been Deactivated or Deleted
    7. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and More: Handy How-to's and Screenshots
    8. Authenticating Social Media Postings
  3. Obtaining Computer, Email and Internet Evidence
    10:45 - 11:15, Phyllis R. Calloway
    1. Obtaining Evidence From PCs and Tablets, Flash Drives and External Hard Drives, Cloud Storage
    2. Gathering, Reviewing and Producing Emails
    3. Cookies and Web History
    4. Go-to Website Resources
    5. Collecting Internet Evidence
    6. Obtaining and Using Deleted Internet Evidence
    7. Citing Online Content Properly
    8. Handy How-to's and Screenshots
    9. Authenticating Emails, Internet Evidence and More
  4. Retrieving Evidence From Smartphones
    11:15 - 12:00, Phyllis R. Calloway
    1. What to Look for, Where to Find it
    2. Text, Instant Message and Voice Messages
    3. Collecting Evidence on Apps
    4. Collecting Audio and Video
    5. Geo Tagging
    6. Finding Evidence of a Secret or Hidden Phone
    7. Using Apps to Collect Evidence
    8. Retrieving Deleted Data and Messages
    9. Authenticating Text Messages and Other Smartphone Content
  5. Cameras, Wearable Tech, GPS Devices and More: Real-World Tips
    1:00 - 1:45, Phyllis R. Calloway
  6. Metadata: Using, Scrubbing, Producing
    1:45 - 2:30, Phyllis R. Calloway
    1. What Metadata Can Reveal
    2. Avoiding Disclosure of Work Product or Privileged Information
    3. Scrubbing Metadata to Remove it From Documents
    4. Preserving and Producing File Metadata
    5. Using Metadata to Authenticate Documents
  7. Subpoenaing Social Media, Phone Records and More (w/Samples)
    2:45 - 3:30, Jason M. Azzarone
    1. When to Request, What to Request and What You'll Receive
    2. In-State vs. Out-of-State Subpoenas
    3. Issuing Subpoenas to Websites or Parent Companies
    4. Using Subpoenas for Social Media Records
    5. Subpoenaing Phone Records
    6. Using Subpoenas to Gather Other Records
    7. Managing Nonproduction and Cost Issues
  8. Legal Ethics of Social Media and ESI
    3:30 - 4:30, Michael J. McGirney
    1. Social Media Ethics
    2. Attorney E-Discovery Competency
    3. Data Confidentiality
    4. Spoliation: Ethical Issues
    5. Inadvertent Disclosure of Documents: Sender vs. Receiver

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys. Paralegals will also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Industrial Training Training > Electrical

Training Course Summary: Obtaining Evidence From Electronic Devices

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