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The Family Law Symposium:
An Extraordinary One-Day Family Law Seminar Featuring National
Speakers and an Advanced Tech Symposium

presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division and
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, S.C. Chapter
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202

Seminar Credit Hours
Morning Session: 3.0 MCLE credit hours
Afternoon Session: including 3.0 MCLE credit hours.

Morning Session

Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Finding the Treasure Trove. A primer on e-discovery: How to promulgate it, how to comply with it and how to oppose it.
Over the last 10 years, the use of ESI in matrimonial litigation has increased exponentially. With an ever-growing amount of social media and electronic communication tools available today, it is becoming more difficult to know which resources to target for finding useful ESI.
Knowing how to quickly retrieve, utilize, and introduce ESI in an efficient manner is an absolutely essential skill for any successful matrimonial law litigator. Where people travel, with whom they socialize, how they spend their time, and what they think can now be culled from a host of electronic sources, providing attorneys with a vast amount of information to assess for potential value.
To help you hone your ability to sift through the plethora of electronic sources commonly used today and distinguish what information can best serve your case, the South Carolina Chapter of the AAML and the SC Bar CLE Division have planned a comprehensive Morning Session seminar featuring AAML Fellows James A. Hennenhoefer, APC and Gordon Cruse, APC. You will hear the experts provide you with practical tips to help you access and utilize ESI with ease, as well as insight on topics such as:
  • Definition of ESI and metadata
  • Federal and State rules regarding the handling and admissibility of ESI
  • Stored Communications Act
  • Preservation orders
  • Authentication
  • Hearsay
  • Admissibility
  • Best Evidence Rule
  • Electronic Discovery Act
  • Duties of attorneys in litigation
  • Unauthorized access
  • Sanction for failure to produce ESI
  • “Deletions”
  • Financial Records
  • Social Media
  • Strategic use of ESI

Afternoon Session
The Afternoon Session is free to all registrations who wish to take advantage of learning Advanced Technology Tips through hands-on demonstrations. During this session, AAML Fellows Jim McLaren and Melissa Brown will present in-depth demonstrations of popular legal applications such as TrialPad, Transcript Pad, Omnifocus, Documents to Go, iAnnotate PDF, SignNow, PDF Expert, UPad, Pages, Evernote, Notability, Skitch, Fast Case, LawBox, Objections 2, Zillow, Trulia HD, Padmapper, WestlawNext and Lexis Advance. You may want to preview and/or download any of these apps that might interest you prior to the Symposium so you can interact during the demonstrations!   Melissa Brown will also bring us up to date on the law of using GPS devices. Additionally, Attorney Ben Stevens, aka The Mac Lawyer, will present “Running Your Family Law Practice in the Cloud” which includes a Q&A about Cloud Computing. Remember, the afternoon session is free to all registrants and earns you an additional 3 hours of CLE credits!

8:30 a.m.         Registration

8:50 a.m.         Welcome and Introduction

9:00 a.m.         Electronically Stored Information:  Finding the Treasure Trove

 James A. Hennenhoefer

 Gordon B. Cruse

10:30 a.m.       Morning Break

10:45 a.m.       Electronically Stored Information:  Finding the Treasure Trove (continued)

 James A. Hennenhoefer

 Gordon B. Cruse

12:15 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m.         Hands-On:  How to Use Popular Legal Apps and How to Legally Use GPS Devices

 Melissa Brown

Melissa F. Brown, LLC

2:30 p.m.           Running Your Family Law Practice in the Cloud

  J. Benjamin Stevens

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

3:30 p.m.         Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m.         Hands-On:  How to Use Popular Litigation Apps

James T.  McLaren

McLaren & Lee

4:45 p.m.         Adjourn


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