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Ethically Dealing with Modern Evidence

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Are you a Facebook expert?  Know the difference between Twitter and Tumblr?  Do you know what to do when a client gives you their cell phone or computer?  If you answered “No” to any of these questions then you must watch this one hour presentation.  Heather Williams will walk you through the ethical considerations of using modern evidence including Facebook, blogs, cell phones and computers.  You will learn about the ethical rules and implications of using Facebook to investigate a witness or government expert and how to protect yourself from misconduct in your own Facebook usage.  Williams will teach you how to handle physical digital evidence such as cell phones and computers and what to do in the event of unanticipated possession of child pornography.  You will also learn what to do when you stumble upon incriminating evidence while searching a client’s computer for exculpatory evidence.  If dealing with digital evidence or online investigation makes you feel anxious or uneasy then you must watch this ethics presentation and learn the dos and don’ts of modern evidence.

About the Speaker:

Heather E. Williams is a graduate of Pittsburg State University (that is Pittsburg without the H in Kansas) and received her J.D. from the University of San Diego Law School, 1985. After working with Michael Meaney doing general practice in San Diego, she returned to her hometown of Tucson. She worked in the Pima County Public Defender's office from 1988 through 1994, and has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender since then, currently serving as the Office’s 1st Assistant. Ms. Williams has over 70 jury trials and numerous appeals to her credit, covering the gamut of offenses. For the past several years, she has been researching the before-and-after of the people involved in cases such as Miranda warnings, Brady materials and Allen charge (those parts of the criminal process with a case name attached). She has spoken at seminars across the United States on myriad subjects, has taught cross-examination with Terry MacCarthy, is faculty at the National Criminal Defense College each summer, and teaches Legal Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner at the University of Arizona Law School.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 02/17/2012
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Total Credits: 1
Specialty Credits: Ethics 1
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
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Training Type: Online

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