From “tweets” to Facebook status updates, social media has taken over how we communicate with the outside world. It has also become a large part of our legal system. Social media is now considered key evidence in both criminal cases and civil lawsuits. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi examine the surge in social media-based evidence and claims in litigation, as well as the importance of educating attorneys on the ins and outs of social media with Attorney Antigone Peyton, Founder and CEO of Cloudigy® Law, PLLC and Attorney Ernest Svenson, solo attorney and blogger.
In the high-profile Casey Anthony murder case, the defense team was able to capitalize on prosecutor missteps by using social media as a virtual “shadow jury, ” tailoring and tweaking their strategy based on reactions posted on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other media. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) is joined by Robyn Weisman, author of LTN’s October cover story, Sedgwick partner Craig Williams (co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer on Legal Talk Network), and Amy Singer, president of Fort Lauderdale-based Trial Consultants, to discuss how people, and technology, can stumble in the courtroom and how to gracefully recover.