The submission of digital evidence traditionally required a sponsoring witness—something that could be time-consuming and expensive.
Thankfully, as more and more online content, such as social media posts and chats, play a role in legal matters, amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence have also made the authentication and submission of digital evidence much easier.
This webinar will look at what it means to submit digital evidence under FRE 902(13) and (14). It will examine:
- How FRE 902(13) and (14) streamlines evidence authentication and submission
- The requirements of digital evidence under FRE 902(13) and (14)
- How to authenticate evidence with a hash value (digital signature)
- The importance of collecting associated metadata
- Software solutions for effective collection and authentication
Amy E. Sellars
Assistant General Counsel and Director, Discovery Center of Excellence
Amy Sellars is an Assistant General Counsel and the Director of the Discovery Center of Excellence for Cardinal Health in Columbus OH. Prior to her current role, she was the Lead Attorney for Walmart’s Discovery Operations Group. She has also worked as
a discovery attorney for a midstream oil and gas company, and began her law career as an Associate for Crowe & Dunlevy. Before becoming a lawyer, Amy worked for an ed-tech start-up, where she learned to love databases. Amy’s prior careers also
include years as a secondary school teacher and not-for-profit arts administrator.
Burney Consultants LLC
Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. Brett is also very active in the Mac-using lawyer community, working with
lawyers who want to integrate Macs, iPhones & iPads into their practice. Prior to establishing Burney Consultants LLC, Brett spent over 5 years at the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP where he worked with litigation teams in building document
databases, counseling on electronic discovery issues, and supporting them at trial. Brett graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000 and quickly became active in the world of legal technology. Brett is a frequent contributor
to Legaltech News and speaks around the country on litigation support, e-discovery, Mac and iOS-related topics.
In 2015, Brett Burney served at the Chair of the Planning Board for the annual ABA TECHSHOW (www.techshow.com). Brett is the author of the ABA-published book “Macs in Law: The Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-Using Attorney” (www.macsinlawbook.com)
and also posts on the popular Apps in Law blog (www.appsinlaw.com) where he reviews apps for the legal community. Lastly, Brett is also the co-author of the eDiscovery Buyers Guide that can be freely downloaded at www.ediscoverybuyersguide.com.
Actuate Law LLC and Quointec, LLC
Martin T. Tully is a founding partner of Actuate Law, LLC in Chicago. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 25 years of national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields
and industries. Empowered by his commercial litigation practice, Martin is nationally recognized for his knowledge and experience in the fields of electronic discovery, information governance, and data security/data privacy. His expertise
helps clients to stay ahead of the curve in each of these fields with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices, whether in the context of active litigation and regulatory matters, or in seeking to avoid them. Martin is also
adept at leveraging both technology and strategic partnerships with technologists to achieve client objectives.
Martin advances thought-leadership in data law as the Vice Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1), as an active member of the Sedona Conference Working
Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG-11), the 7th Circuit Council on eDiscovery and Digital Information, the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals
(IAPP), as well as a director-at-large of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Professionals (ACEDS). In addition, Martin has published and presented extensively on the topics of e-discovery, information governance,
cybersecurity, data privacy, and legal technology; is among a select group of lawyers in the world ranked for Litigation: E-Discovery & Information Governance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers® and Chambers & Partners
Global®; and he has been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal® as being “steps ahead of his competitors” and “widely regarded for his ‘superior knowledge’ of electronic discovery and information governance.”
Martin is also a founder and the Managing Member of Quointec LLC, a legal tech subsidiary powered by Actuate Law.