Electronic Evidence for Family Law Attorneys (Paperback)
Issues of access to and the forensic use of electronic evidence are central to our social agenda--and nowhere are those issues more complicated than in family law. Who but a spouse knows your passwords and may share legal title to the accounts that control your family's information? Electronic Evidence for Family Law Attorneys explains the complexities of evidence as well as how to effectively integrate this knowledge into your family law practice. It presents critical information in clear terms to help you speak about these issues with clients, with expert witnesses who command vast knowledge in the field, and with judges who may have little familiarity with current electronic communication platforms. Topics include: - How to discuss electronic evidence with your clients, from protecting passwords to reviewing social media habits - Preservation of electronic evidence- Legal versus illegal tactics, including spyware, copying software, keyloggers, video and audio recording, and GPS tracking- How to select and use experts- How to obtain access to electronic evidence held by others, and more.
Timothy Conlon practices with his firm, TJC-ESQ, psc, in Providence, Rhode Island, handling family law and child sexual abuse cases. Formerly the director of management information systems at the state's Department of the Attorney General, he has brought litigation technology from his work on major civil litigation to his domestic relations practice, and has used electronic discovery in family court child protection cases, cases involving the failure to disclose assets, and other cases of marital misconduct. Aaron Hughes is a testifying expert in information forensics and information security, and is the founder and president of Vidoc Razor, LLC in Kingwood, Texas. He provides information forensic support to attorneys, law enforcement, and corporations for a variety of cases including family law, theft of intellectual property, fraud, and embezzlement.