Smartphones

The Evidence in Your Back Pocket

TOM HOWE | Electronic Discovery Lawyer, Howe & Associates

Smartphones have become one of the most important sources of electronic evidence in business litigation. People often use their smartphone in the context of spontaneity and immediacy, unaware of the consequences in future litigation. This can result in a treasure trove of key evidence that is helpful to litigators such as:

  • Text Messages (often the most important evidence)
  • Emails
  • Calendar Items and Contacts
  • Documents and Notes
  • Photos and Videos
  • Phone Call History
  • Voicemails
  • Internet Browsing History
  • WIFI and GPS Location Data

Learn how to use smartphone evidence for successful case outcomes by collecting smartphone evidence defensibly (without the smartphone owner giving up possession of the device), searching for evidence based on the type of case (employment law, class action, family law), and reviewing smartphone evidence quickly and cost-effectively using PDF Evidence Reports. During this session, you will receive a sample PDF Evidence Report (with examples of evidence from actual cases), checklists; and case law summaries related to smartphone evidence.

This program contains 1 hr 0 min Professionalism Hours