Written by a veteran litigator and leading national authority on social media and the law, Social Media and Litigation Practice Guide is a much-needed weapon in the arsenal of trial lawyers practicing in the Digital Age.
Transcending practice boundaries, this book provides vital information and highly useful forms for practitioners dealing with the myriad ways in which social networking sites are impacting every phase of a case – from jurisdictional considerations and service of process to investigation and discovery, admissibility of evidence, and even jury selection. This book:
- Analyzes pertinent case law and trends
- Provides convenient forms for everything from counseling clients on their social media activities to discovery requests and motions to sample jury instructions
- Gives lawyers and judges of all experience levels a national perspective on social media's growing importance in litigation
- Guides lawyers in all areas of specialization through formal and informal gathering of social media content in discovery, and provides instruction on getting such content admitted into evidence
- Offers insight into the ethical concerns that can arise from lawyers' and judges' use (and misuse) of social media
- Examines the increasing significance of social media and juries, from “Facebooking the jury” during voir dire to dealing with online misconduct by jurors