Preserving and Proving Your Evidence's Authenticity
When it comes to electronic records such as emails or text messages, issues of authenticity are always at the forefront. To ensure a successful admission of evidence, careful planning and proper practice is essential. In this program, learn how to collect, preserve, authenticate, and properly introduce electronic and other evidence for use in the courtroom. Upgrade your skills and knowledge - register today!
Manage and preserve electronic evidence after initial collection.
Navigate through the evidence authentication process.
Apply the rules of evidence when authenticating different types of electronic evidence.
Learn how to authenticate non-electronic evidence.
Overcome additional barriers to admission such as hearsay objections.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.
Collecting Social Media, Emails, and More (and Preserving Authenticity)
Authenticating Evidence - Step by Step
Applying Federal Rules to the Authentication of Email and Social Media
Authenticating Texts, App Data, Location Data, and More (With Sample Foundations)
How to Authenticate Business Records, Medical Records, Public Records, and Demonstrative Evidence
Is it Hearsay? Applying Hearsay Objections and Exceptions
CHARLENE CATHCART is the founder of The Law Offices of Charlene Cathcart in Audubon. She has an extremely active civil and criminal litigation practice with primary emphasis on plaintiff's personal injury, criminal defense and municipal court and also performs voluntary pro bono work for South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. and Camden City Municipal Court. She received a B.A. degree at Rutgers University Camden College of Arts and Sciences and her J.D. degree from Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware. She is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the Camden County Bar Association.
MICHELLE J. DOUGLASS is an attorney with Burnham Douglass and is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney. Her practice is dedicated to helping those with legal employment and civil rights matters. As a certified civil trial attorney, Ms. Douglass shares the designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys, who are able to demonstrate efficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. Less than 2% of attorneys have the honor of this accreditation enabling them to advertise they have met the objective and rigorous standards approved by the U.S. Supreme Court and the American Bar Association. Ms. Douglass has received her Master of Studies in Law (MSL), concentration in employment and labor law from Widener University. She is a member and public policy chair of the American Association of University Women-New Jersey, Atlantic County Branch; and serves as the AAUW-NJ director of Tech Trek, a STEM camp for girls in collaboration with Stockton University of New Jersey. Ms. Douglass has tried 125+ jury and non-jury trials and has advocated for clients in federal and state courts and before administrative law judges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Washington. Ms. Douglass is on the Advisory Board of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.
DENNIS F. O'BRIEN is a sole proprietor at the law office of Dennis F. O'Brien, P.A., where his full-time civil litigation practice focuses on serious personal injury; product liability, including drug and medical devices; medical malpractice; nursing home negligence; appellate work; and general civil litigation. Mr. O'Brien is a member of the Maryland State, Harford County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City bar associations; and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth Cir.); and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. O’Brien is the co-author and author of a variety of articles and is currently working on a book, Accident Reconstruction for Lawyers, to be nationally published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Baltimore School of Law.
JENNA C. SPATZ is an attorney with Leichter Leichter-Markoko LLP, where she practices in the areas of family law, child custody, visitation, and entertainment law. Ms. Spatz is a certified family law specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is also qualified and has been appointed by several courts to serve as Minor’s Counsel to represent children in high conflict custody and visitation matters. Ms. Spatz is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and her J.D. degree is from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.
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