Social media sites provide attorneys with many more ways to pursue and defend the claims of clients during trial. Establishing social media content as evidence is now easier and less expensive thanks to new amendments to the Illinois Rules of Evidence.
On June 27, 2018, the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed the conviction of a man accused of violating an order of protection, stalking his ex-wife, and aggravated stalking of his ex-wife because of his social media usage.
Google Maps, Google Street View, and similar internet services allow parties to access images of a particular location without ever being physically present at the site. Are such images admissible? How do the Rules of Evidence interact with these new discovery resources? This article examines how such issues may arise during litigation.
By Professor Richard S. Kling, Khalid Hasan, & Martin D. Gould
Social media content is a trove of potentially powerful evidence. How do you maximize your prospects for getting access to it? The authors explain how to use discovery and other means to obtain social media postings.
By Richard S. Kling, Khalid Hasan, & Martin D. Gould
Social media is a trove of potential evidence, but lawyers must be mindful of ethical limits before attempting to get and use it. This article looks at the small body of law and advisory opinions applicable to social media evidence and related issues.
Online reviews are scary - and for most lawyers, inevitable. Attorneys need to promote and defend themselves online without being defensive. Here's how to respond to negative reviews and otherwise manage your online reputation.
Illinois employers are now prohibited from requesting or requiring password or account information or demanding access to employees' or prospective employees' social networking profiles. 820 ILCS 55/10.