Social Media

Nextpoint offers free CLE course “Discoverable Communication Beyond the Email”

Nextpoint offers free CLE course “Discoverable Communication Beyond the Email” 150 150 Michael Beumer

Nextpoint is honored to be a Premier Platinum Sponsor of the Women in eDiscovery Legal Technology Showcase & Conference, Thursday, September 27 in Houston. On Friday September 28th, Nextpoint will also host a breakfast and the following free CLE course: “Discoverable Communication Beyond the Email” Modern ediscovery is no longer restricted to just collecting and…

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eDiscovery and Social Media: Free White Paper Has Everything You Need to Know

eDiscovery and Social Media: Free White Paper Has Everything You Need to Know 150 150 Jason Krause

Social media collection is now a vital and challenging part of almost any legal matter. To make sense of this complicated area of law, the Client Success team at Nextpoint has distilled all of their experience in this emerging area of law and made it available in plain and simple language. Collectively, Nextpoint’s Client Success…

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Social Media Law Creeps Into Everything: Nextpoint’s Social Media Case Law Sampler

Social Media Law Creeps Into Everything: Nextpoint’s Social Media Case Law Sampler 150 150 Jason Krause

Think social media case law is only for special cases? Are you still wondering if it applies to your practice? In the past couple of years, social media evidence has become central to more and more matters, including all kinds of civil and criminal cases. We’ve seen more clients using our products to collect social…

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Can Courts be Friends with Facebook?

Can Courts be Friends with Facebook? 150 150 Jason Krause

Sometimes it seems like the legal profession will always have a tortured relationship with social media. Writing for the ABA Journal, Deb Cassens Weiss quipped that “judges have to be judicious” when using Facebook. To underscore that fact, the ABA has now published an ethics opinion, warning that judges who use social networking have to follow the…

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Social Media Case Law: The Sequel

Social Media Case Law: The Sequel 150 150 Jason Krause

The big budget movies playing right now include the fifth Die Hard movie, the 23rd James Bond movie, the fourth Hobbit-themed movie, and a 3D re-release of 1986’s Top Gun. Clearly, Hollywood has little interest in originality.   Lawyers don’t get much credit for being original or daring thinkers; but in fact, when there is a new…

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2012 Social Media Case Law in Review: Courts Get in Touch With Your Feelings

2012 Social Media Case Law in Review: Courts Get in Touch With Your Feelings 150 150 Jason Krause

Not too long ago, lawyers could honestly say that they didn’t know if social media was discoverable for litigation. This year, courts have moved well past that question, granting broad discovery from Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media outlets. The focus this year was mainly on details of social media discovery, like whether social…

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Social Media is History

Social Media is History 150 150 Jason Krause

Social media isn’t history, but it is part of the historical record. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has just kicked off a major overhaul of the way federal departments and agencies manage and preserve their records. Following on White House directives to modernize and digitize our nation’s record-keeping capabilities, NARA has been pushing agencies to completely…

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Social Media eDiscovery: Embrace the Boring

Social Media eDiscovery: Embrace the Boring 150 150 Jason Krause

For many lawyers, eDiscovery is still an exotic, unfamiliar practice. Despite the growing number of conferences, publications, and CLE credits available to help lawyers understand the discovery of electronic evidence in litigation, most lawyers have never even sent a preservation letter, the first step in discovery. Considering that discovery of any electronic evidence is unfamiliar to most…

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The Four Corners of Social Media and eDiscovery

The Four Corners of Social Media and eDiscovery 150 150 nextpointguest

GUEST POST BY: Michelle Sherman   Companies are on social media. They are interacting and connecting with customers through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In a 2010 study, numbers on the conservative side show that 65 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies have active Twitter accounts, and 54 percent have Facebook fan pages. One third of these companies have…

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Divorce in the Age of Facebook: We Don't Have to Fight (Family Law Cases)

Divorce in the Age of Facebook: We Don't Have to Fight (Family Law Cases) 150 150 Jason Krause

Divorce is always a messy proposition. As discussed this week, Facebook and social media have blown up family law cases and made a contentious process even more volatile. The most spectacular recent case in this regard is perhaps a Connecticut divorce in which the husband and wife were ordered to exchange passwords so they could…

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