The Use of Social Media in 21st-Century Litigation



“The Use of Social Media in 21st Century Litigation”

Presented By: American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Friday, February 8, 2013, from 8 a.m.—12 p.m.

Location: John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom, Cumberland School of Law

Update: Alabama's local NBC affiliate covers the event: "Social Media in Court"

Keynote Address: “Admissibility and Authentication of Social Media Evidence”
by The Honorable Paul W. Grimm, district judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

This program offers three free hours of continuing legal educational [CLE] credit.
This event is free and open to the public. 

Registration is NOT required; however, if you know you are attending please send us a quick email to give us an idea of the expected attendance:

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In keeping with the Trial Journal's purpose of serving the needs of the practicing bench and bar, this symposium will look at the ever-developing
issue of social media and its effect on the litigation process.

The symposium will consist of a keynote speaker and two panel discussions, one addressing pretrial and discovery, and the second discussing issues at trial. The journal's members are excited to bring together contributors from across the country to present an interesting debate and to discuss the effect of social media on modern litigation.

Additionally, the presentations of all seven symposium participants will appear in the spring 2013 issue of Volume 36 of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

To subscribe to the American Journal of Trial Advocacy or order a copy of issue 36:3, in which this symposium will appear, complete our order form here.

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Symposium Format

8:00 a.m. Registration and Reception
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:45 a.m. Panel One: Pretrial and Discovery
9:45 a.m. Break
9:55 a.m. Keynote Address: Honorable Paul W. Grimm
10:55 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Panel Two: Issues at Trial
Noon Reception

Summary of Authors and Moderators

Keynote Address

Panel: Pre-Trial and Discovery

Panel: Issues at Trial

  • Dr. Cathy Packer, professor of journalism and mass communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Eric P. Robinson, attorney and professor, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
  • J. Paul Zimmerman, attorney, Christian & Small, LLP (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Moderator: The Honorable John E. Ott, chief magistrate judge, United States Northern District of Alabama

Authors’ Working Titles


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