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Modern Evidence Techniques: Social Media, Cell Phones, Videos, Trial Graphics, & More

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A 6-hour seminar in Jackson, Mississippi that presents a detailed discussion (on the law and practical tips) of using specialized evidence, especially evidence obtained from new and emerging technologies, including:

  • Evidence from cell phones, texts, and e-mails
  • Social media evidence
  • Using evidence from surveillance cameras and dash cam videos in civil cases
  • Tips on creating the kind of trial graphics and visual aids that appeal to jurors


  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Meeting Site

    Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    1152 Lakeland Drive (Just off I-55)

    Jackson, MS  39216

    Agenda for Monday, the 23rd of July 2018

    (Agenda is approximate and tentative)

    8:30am - 9:40am - Evidence from Emails, Text Messages, & Social Media

    9:40am - 9:50am - Break 

    9:50am - 10:55am - Evidence and New Technologies

    10:55am - 11:00am - Break

    11:00am - 12:15pm - 1) Evidence from Surveillance Video, 2) The Growing Use of Private Dash Cam Videos in Civil Cases

    12:15pm - 1:30pm - Break

    1:30pm  -  3:00pm -  Demonstrative evidence and trial graphics in the age of short attention spans

    3:00pm -  3:15pm -  Break

    3:15pm -  4:15pm - Spoliation claims, duties to preserve evidence, and other ethical obligations related to evidence (ethics hour)