Top 10 Family Law Electronic Discovery Tips and Ethics
Evidence Matters! Learn how to collect, review and present
electronic evidence in your family law cases regarding custody, support,
property division, and business valuation issues. You will see demonstrations
and real-world examples showing the use of computer, smartphone, and social
media evidence. Learn the top 10 things family law lawyers must know about
- Updating client intake questionnaires and pleadings to
deal with electronic evidence.
- Preserving and collecting computer and smartphone evidence
- Using smartphone (iPhone and Android) evidence in your
- Distinguishing your law firm with e-discovery best
- Culling electronic data based on issues in the case
(custody, support, and property division).
- Obtaining social media (e.g. Facebook) and online "cloud"
- Understanding the importance of text messages and email.
- Using effective search and sampling strategies for family
- Performing cost-effective and efficient legal reviews for
family law cases.
- Producing electronic evidence to the requesting party.
- Persuading the family law judge with electronic evidence.
Learn the risk of client electronic information and how to
protect client confidential communications.
- Protecting client confidential information.
- Computer security of client data.
- The importance of encryption and how to configure it.
- Using effective passwords.
- Backups to prevent loss of data.
- Breach of Attorney-Client Privilege through Electronic
Surveillance and Spyware.
- The risk of computer metadata.
- Smartphone security.
- Closed Files: Destruction of Electronic Evidence.
A trial lawyer with a deep technical background, Tom Howe
has over 25 years of experience in law and technology, and is a member of the
Oregon and Washington Bar Associations. He has been referred to in articles as
one of the leading e-discovery lawyers in the country, providing
legal/technology consulting and expert witness services to some of the largest
law firms, corporate legal departments, e-discovery vendors, and the federal
For more information: Contact the MBA at
Date & Time
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm
World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room, 26 SW Salmon,