Lending Library

Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, & Techniques

By Joshua Briones & Ana Tagvoryan

Lending Library Number: 188

For lawyers, the proverbial "smoking gun document" of the pre-internet era has given way to the "smoking gun tweet." In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media channels have become an evidentiary gold mine for impeaching witnesses and undermining a company's litigation position. Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, & Techniques will assist any lawyer who encounters social media in their daily law practice. This book will help you:

  • Learn the latest rules governing the preservation & use of social media data
  • Navigate complex social media issues with practice pointers
  • Advise your clients on records retention policies pertaining to social media
  • Comply with litigation holds on social media
  • Obtain evidence through social media during the discovery process
  • Evaluate & authenticate social media data
  • Use social media at trial by researching jurors, judges, & expert witnesses
  • Understand the ethical considerations & privacy rules regarding social media discovery.