As a service to its alumni and friends, the College of Law is happy to provide free CLE credits during the 2013-2014 academic year as it provides a wonderful opportunity to use the facility and reconnect. While we are able to offer the CLE course to Alumni of the College at no cost, all other attendees will be asked to pay a $20 fee at the door, exact change is required. All attendees are responsible for costs related to parking. For more information on where to park, please see below.
Digital Evidence and the Rules of Evidence: Information for the Modern Lawyer
Speaker: Stephen Hoffman, Owner, Hoffman Law Office, P.L.L.C.
DATE: Monday, September 23, 2013
TIME: 12:00 - 1:00pm
College of Law, Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Few non-Latin phrases can confuse or unnerve an attorney like the term “digital evidence.” It doesn’t seem all that remarkable, it’s just evidence in an electronic format, right? But how do you introduce an email or text message into court? How can you authenticate a digital photo to show it hasn’t been altered? Do you need an expert to authenticate every piece of evidence?
The presentation begins by first explaining the scientific process underlying the authentication of digital evidence: cryptographic hashing. After describing how it works and why it’s so important, the discussion then turns to how digital evidence can be offered and authenticated under six key provisions of the Federal Rules of Evidence.