Social Media and Electronic Evidence: Demonstrations and Examples

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: September 21, 2017
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  • Social Media basics
  • Educating the client on the dangers of electronic communication during litigation
  • Federal and state laws dealing with potential illegally obtained electronic information
  • Recognizing the existence of altered and fake electronic communication
  • Dealing with bogus texts, emails, and other electronic documents
  • Admission and exclusion of electronic data evidence
Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: September 21, 2017


This program offers a -"how-to"- guide for understanding, offering, and objecting to social media and other electronic evidence. Faculty will demonstrate how to offer these types of exhibits and how to properly object if you want them excluded. This program is designed for practitioners who are uncomfortable with electronic evidence.

This program was recorded on September 21st, 2017.

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American Bar Association


Alan Craig Haston

The Haston Law Firm, P.C.

Houston attorney Craig Haston is board certified in the area of family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has more than 20 years of legal experience. At The Haston Law Firm, P.C., our team is dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation to the people of North Houston and throughout the surrounding communities in high-stakes, high-conflict divorce cases

Warren Cole

The Law Office Of Warren Cole

Warren Cole received a B.S. from St. Thomas University (1971) and earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (1974).

He practices family law litigation in both property and parent-child disputes and enjoys an active mediation and arbitration practice in Houston. He has served on both the Family Law Advisory Commission (past Chair) and the Family Law Exam Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a former Chair of the Family Law Section. He served as a Large Section Representative to the SBOT Board of Directors from 2006-2008 and was elected as a director to the Board where he will serve through 2008-2011. He is President-elect to the Texas Family Law Foundation. He is a frequent author and speaker on various family law topics, and written and presented over 150 papers on a local, state and national level. He has also served as Co-Course Director of Advanced Family Law Course (2006) and New Frontiers in Marital Property (2012) and Course Director of the Marriage Dissolution Course (2001) and Advanced Drafting Course (1999). He is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" (2005-2016) ; "Best Famly Lawyer in Houston" (2012) and "Best Famly Law Mediator in Houston" (2014-2016). Cole was named one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Houston Region" by Texas Monthly magazine for 2003-2016 and one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Texas” 2008, 2010.

Warren’s professional awards include the Gene Cavin Award for lifetime achievement in CLE, Judge Sam Emison Memorial Award, the Dan R. Price Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the family lawyers of Texas, the “Standing Ovation Award” presented by SBOT PDP/CLE as Outstanding Volunteer for 2007 and, the David A. Gibson Memorial Award for professionalism and excellence in Family Law.

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