Ethics and Social Media
10:15 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
Presented by
Steven E. Ballard
Leff Law Firm, L.L.P.
P.O. Box 2447
222 South Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-2447
Phone: 319-338-7551
2014 FAMILY LAW SEMINAR
2014 FAMILY LAW SEMINAR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
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Technology Outpaces the Law
• Always has
–Drones –search and seizure
–Frozen embryos
• Always will
– Internet
Westlaw search for “social media” yields only 7 Iowa appellate court 
decisions
Who “owns” an email for public records purposes?
Justice Streit
Don’t these kids get it
Of course, it’s him who doesn’t get it
Juries admonished to stay off social media
Yeah, right…
Impact of Social Media is Limitless
• Million Dollar Idea
–Movies
–College football ticket sales
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Online Research
• Google
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Linkedin
• Tumblr
• Instagram
• Other??
Other Places to Look
• Corporate Records
• Historical Web
• Public Records
• SSN Validator
• Dockets
• Professional Credentials
• Vital Records
• Expert Witness Rulings
• Writings
• Other
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Whom to Research
• Everyone
–Opposing party
–Witnesses
–Expert witnesses
• Some of them are prolific online
• Sometimes it’s part of their marketing
• Blogs
–Clients
–Better yet –prospective clients
–Job applicants
• So, really, everyone
CLIENT ONLINE INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Person Searched: _______________________________________________
Date of Search:  _________________________________________________
Government/Court Websites
□Iowa Courts Online
□Pacer
□County Recorder ‐_______________
□Iowa Land Records
□City/County Assessor ‐_______________
□County Treasurer ‐_______________
□GIS Mapping
□Other States
Newspapers
□Press‐Citizen
□Gazette
□Quad‐City Times
□Other Local newspaper 
___________________________
Social Media
□Facebook
□MySpace
□Twitter
□Linkedin
□Tumblr
□Pinterest
□Instagram
□Foursquare
□Google+
□Blogs
Search Engines
□Google
□Bing
□YouTube
□Pipl
□Spokeo
□ZoomInfo
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• 1) Start with Google. Search person’s full 
name.
• 2) Go to individual, more widely used websites 
and do search. 
–Keep in mind: Age group makes a difference. 
•This isn’t your father’s Facebook 
•One age group may use certain sites more than another 
age group. 
Discovery Issues/Strategies
• Requests for passwords
• Requests to ID ‘handles’ used online.
• What’s going on in your practice?
• How about getting online during a deposition 
and asking the witness to log on to see what’s 
there?
• How about responding to requests…
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So, How Do You Do It?
Jane Doe vs. Sally Smith
• Smith assaults Doe with bar glass at a night club
• Smith charged with assault
• Smith is a prolific social media user
• Smith tells her lawyer one thing..
• Her online postings suggest something else
Our Specific Strategy
• Most of our findings came from: Twitter, 
Instagram, Tumblr
• We did not solicitanything. All information 
gathered from public posts.
–Note: Privacy settings may change over time.
– Make sure to check sites periodically even if private.
• We were more interested in what Smithposted, 
not what her friends posted about her.
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• Not as interested in posts Smith is 
tagged in as much as those she 
posted herself
• Still important though..
• We can ask Smith to ID these 
people; information is 
discoverable.
• Subpoena these people—may 
have valuable information.
• Better source than “persons 
with knowledge” 
interrogatory
• Interrogatory/ deposition question:
who is this Twitter user, contact
info, knowledge about incident
Saving Posts
• Save into pdf format using Adobe Acrobat
– Click on Convert and save 
The adobe create button gets added to browser when you install Acrobat. If 
unable to see the Create PDF icon, do the following
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• In Firefox, choose Firefox > Add Ons> Extensions, and then enableAdobe 
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• In Google Chrome, choose Customize menu > Settings and then click 
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extension.
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• If don’t have Acrobat or “convert to PDF” 
button, then can screen shot the webpage by 
pressing “Print Screen” key on keyboard
• Then paste into other document and save 
• We saved posts by name of the respective social media site 
and the date we took screen shot 
• Some social media sites say date post was made
– Facebook
– Tumblr
• Some don’t
– Instagram
Timeline
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• Took Screenshot on 8‐16‐13
• Instagram shows that post was made 186 days before 8‐16‐13
Note: WGW = White Girl Wasted
2 Days After Incident
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