Stephen Henning, founding partner, will be presenting an advanced session on the use of social media in litigation at the CLM Annual Conference being held on March 25-27, 2015 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Henning, a frequent speaker and national expert on issues surrounding social media, will be focusing on ethical perils and pitfalls of utilizing social media and emerging issues surrounding its admissibility at the time of trial.
“Social media and its use in litigation is the hottest emerging issue of the decade,” said Henning. “Key pieces of evidence and information gleaned from social media have import in litigation, whether it is for jury selection, witness credibility, impeachment issues – it really is a vital source of information which can yield rich results in the context of both litigated and non-litigated claims.”
A national overview of the advisory opinions and published decisions which guide counsel, risk managers and claim professionals in the effective and ethical use of social media will be reviewed in connection with cutting edge issues in this emerging area of law.
“Social media impacts every area of litigation, whether it is employment, professional liability, catastrophic injury, construction, you name it, there is valuable information to the trial lawyer readily available,” said trial lawyer and founding partner Kevin Smith of WSHB. “From jury selection to key pieces of evidence, it is constantly providing a rich source of information which is invaluable in our case handling.”
The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The Conference is a tremendous mix of interactive educational sessions and fun networking events. Participants can select from more than 80 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry.