Course XV

Social Media & Metadata:
Major Concerns for Civil & Criminal Lawyers

Seminar Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC

Prior Approvals:

*Approved for 5.0 Hrs MCLE credit by the MCLE Board of Illinois (including 1.0 Hr Ethics approved by ISCCP)
*Approved for 6.0 Hrs MCLE credit by the West Virginia State Bar (including 1.8 Hrs Office Mgmt / Ethics)
*Approved for 6.0 Hrs CLE credit by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners (including 1.0 Hr EPR)


Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D., a former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and a former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas, has engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 30 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 10 years.  In addition, he has undertaken specific training and research into web page design issues, html coding, computer hardware, and software issues. He has lectured at over 300 approved CLE seminars in 15 different states during that time period on law related technology topics. Some of these programs have been co-sponsored by three state bar associations and two regional law schools on multiple occasions during the prior 10 years. He teaches this program in an understandable and non technical manner limiting the use of tech terminology as appropriate.

AGENDA TIMELINE: 5.0 CLE CREDIT HOURS (1.0 Hour of Ethics) (based upon 60 minute hours)

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION


9:00 am - 10:00 am
Section I: Metadata Issues to Consider in Civil Cases

A. General issues in metadata investigations in civil cases
B. Protecting against metadata disclosure of client files and confidences
C. Metadata discovery in civil cases

10:00 am - 10:15 am MORNING BREAK

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Section II: Latest Civil Cases Involving Metadata

A. Metadata related cases affecting civil litigation

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Section III: Latest Social Media Issues for Lawyers

A. 5+ Considerations for Lawyers Using Social Media

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Section IV: Social Media & Metadata Ethics

A. Ethical issues with social media
B. Ethical issues involving metadata

11:45 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Section V: Using Social Media & Metadata Evidence: Prosecution Perspective

A. Social media evidence issues for the prosecution
B. Metadata evidence issues for the prosecution

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Section VI: Using Social Media & Metadata Evidence: Defense Perspective

A. Social media evidence issues for the defense
C. Metadata evidence issues for the defense

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Section VII: Social Media & Metadata Criminal Ethics Issues

A. Ethics considerations in criminal cases

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Section VIII: Latest Criminal Cases re: Social Media & Metadata

A. Recent criminal cases pertaining to social media & metadata