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Social Media as Investigative Research and Evidence

Total Credits: 1 including 1 General

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Credit Type:
General |  Practical Skills |  Research
Carole Levitt |  Mark Rosch
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Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


The seminar is partially based on the presenters' fifty-five page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet." You will discover how other attorneys are using social media sites for discovery, trial preparation, direct examination, cross-examination, background checks, and locating missing persons and learn how to authenticate profiles and get them admitted into evidence. Don't be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of information.


Learn tips and tricks to successfully navigate through social networking sites to:

     • Find out "secret" ways to ferret out information from social media profiles

     • Successfully navigate through many social media sites to:

         o obtain useful background/investigative information about parties, lawyers, judges, experts, and current & potential clients

         o find information to attack a party or witness' credibility

         o uncover fraud

         o seek out the smoking gun

     • Discover if you can obtain social media profiles by subpoena

     • Learn about overcoming social media discovery issues

     • Find out how to authenticate social media profiles and get them admitted into evidence



Carole Levitt's Profile

Carole Levitt Related Seminars and Products

Internet For Lawyers

Carole Levitt, founder/principal of Internet For Lawyers (IFL), is an internationally recognized CLE seminar speaker and best-selling American Bar Association author. She writes and speaks on Internet investigative and legal research, social media research, social media ethics, and technology for lawyers.  Since 1999, IFL has provided law firms, corporations, and local and state Bar Associations around the country with professional and entertaining turn-key CLE programs. The company focuses on delivering information about free investigative and background research resources available on the Internet.


Together with co-author Mark Rosch, Levitt has written several ABA Law Practice Division books, including "Google Gmail and Calendar For Lawyers in One Hour" (2013), two editions of "The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet," "Google For Lawyers," and "Find Info Like a Pro," Volumes 1 and 2. They have also just completed the thirteenth edition of their book "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet" (2015, IFL Press). Levitt also co-authored “Internet Legal Research on a Budget (ABA, 2013) with Judy K. Davis.


Previously, Levitt was a California attorney, a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles, and a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. She graduated with distinction from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was a member of the school’s law review. Carole has a Masters in Library Science and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois.


She is active in numerous professional associations, including the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

Mark Rosch's Profile

Mark Rosch Related Seminars and Products

Vice President

Internet For Lawyers

Mark Rosch is Vice-President of Internet for Lawyers and President of its division. He’s an internationally recognized speaker and author on the subjects of using the Internet for investigative and background research, Google search, and Google Cloud Apps.


He has co-authored numerous books and hundreds of articles on these and other related topics, receiving top industry recognition for his work.


Mark is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, an honorary society that honors and recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals, and in 2013 he was named to the "Fastcase Fifty," recognizing “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”


Mark is a long-time member of ACLEA and the ABA and is active member in both organizations. He has served in numerous leadership positions – recently completing a 3-year term on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.

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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 152


Kenneth V - Wichita, Kansas

"I will read the handout to better understand the material, then I will especially focus on Facebook opportunities."

Chris C - St. Louis, Missouri

"Twitter searches"

Kathleen Z - Shawnee Mission, Kansas

"First I will check all my privacy settings. Second I will carefully read the handout info to further understand how to do the searches discussed, as I am not well versed in using internet searches. The program gave me a lot of info in a short period of time so I will re-read materials several times and practice the "how to" as indicated in the materials."

Warren J - St. Louis, Missouri

"How to effectively research with linkedin"

Nick A - Jackson, Missouri

"How I speak to my client about Facebook pages and how to avoid any inference of spoliation "

John C - Leawood, Kansas

"advanced google search"

Catherine L - Ballwin, Missouri

"facebook search bars"

Steve S - lake winnebago, Missouri

"social media searches "

Jack M - Prairie Village, Kansas

"Yes, some helpful tips"

Duane R - OSAGE BEACH, Missouri

"twitter geolocation search"