Lawyers and clients alike are faced every day with many legal, ethical, and practical issues regarding the ways in which people communicate and store information.

The questions raised are many: What electronic records must be stored by businesses and individuals and for how long? When does the duty to preserve that information begin and end? Who pays for eDiscovery? Can the cost be shifted in litigation? How is social media like Facebook and LinkedIn affecting the way in which lawyers pick juries and try cases? What information can be used at trial from social media sites and how do I obtain it? What, if any, contact can be made with witnesses through Facebook and other sites? What are judges doing to deal with jurors who want to blog, tweet or surf the 'net during a trial? How can jury consultants help lawyers communicate more effectively in this wireless age?

These legal and ethical issues and more will be explored in depth by two Ballard Spahr trial lawyers and a psychologist/jury consultant.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM   | Breakfast
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM | Presentation


Philip N. Yannella, Partner, Litigation, E-Discovery and Data Management Group
John B. Kearney, Partner, Litigation
Ann T. Greeley, Ph.D., Decision Quest

Continuing Legal Education

This program offers 2.0 Pennsylvania and 2.4 New Jersey CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions.