Intimate Partner Violence and Technology Abuse 2019: Representing the Legal Services Client in the New York State Courts (Webcast)

  • Domestic Violence
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Intimate Partner Violence and Technology Abuse 2019: Representing the Legal Services Client in the New York State Courts on August 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM.

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Registration Fee:

$129.00 per person

Why You Should Attend

Electronic evidence plays an increasingly important role in cases involving intimate partner violence in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethics rules governing the use of electronic evidence is therefore essential for legal services attorneys who represent clients in these cases. Within the context of intimate partner violence, this training will explore the many technologies utilized by legal services clients, the New York ethics rules governing attorneys who are interacting with that electronic evidence, and the ways in which attorneys can realistically present evidence in the New York State courts, given the limited resources in most legal services offices. 

What You Will Learn

Within the context of representing the legal services client, faculty will review:

  • Current and emerging technology in litigation, including cell phones and tablets, and online content, such as social media and email
  • Relevant case law on electronic evidence under New York State and Federal law
  • New York  ethics rules governing electronic evidence
  • Answers to your questions about the use of electronic evidence both at pretrial and trial
Who Should Attend

All legal services attorneys who represent clients in intimate partner violence cases and want to enhance their litigation skills will benefit from attending this program.

Special Feature

A mock trial at the conclusion of the program will illustrate the correct use of electronic evidence in direct examination and cross-examination and voir dire.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE for Pennsylvania
    Credit Status: Approved
    Three Total Credits:
    One (1) Ethics
    Two (2) General/Substantive

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI or 212.824.5710