Social Media and Litigation


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

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2 h 30 m Substantive
30 m Professionalism

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Page Count: 68

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  • Justin Safayeni
    Stockwoods LLP

Social media has become intimately embroidered with litigation as a key evidentiary consideration. Learn about entering social media records into evidence and how to advise your own clients with respect to proper use. Is it ethical to conduct social media searches on your clients, opposing counsel, or witnesses? Have you considered the challenges of tendering evidence that may ultimately require testimony from a service provider? Should the identity of the account holder be made public in certain cases?

  • Learn how to compel production from the opposing party
  • Hear from judges about the reception of social media evidence
  • Find out how to educate your client on their own social media exposure in court
  • Discover how proper social media searches can assist you in your practice


  • The Honourable Graeme MewSuperior Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Fred MyersSuperior Court of Justice
  • Julia LefebvreBersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Edward MarroccoStockwoods LLP
  • Mariam MoktarLenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Simon BieberAdair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Phil BrownCounsel, Practice Management, Professional Development and CompetenceLaw Society of Ontario
  • Chantelle SpagnolaDavies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Jean-Claude KilleyPaliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

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