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Monday, July 25 • 10:45am - 11:45am
F3: "Friending" the Courts: Grappling with Social Networking in Litigation and the Justice System

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Target Audience: All librarians interested in social networking

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify what legal issues might arise around social networking sites and usage.

2. Participants will be able to explain the pressures on and risks to courts, judges, and judicial staff – including court libraries – when engaging in social networking at the institutional level.

Social networking sites spread information effortlessly. For litigants and courts, this can be both risky and beneficial. Could your spouse gain access to your emails and IMs in Facebook during a divorce? How can courts engage in social networking in such a way that maintains impartiality and ethical standards while promoting public trust and accountability? This panel will discuss social networking issues that arise during litigation, provide an overview of a recent groundbreaking study by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO New Media Report), and survey the federal courts’ reaction to and use of social networking sites. This session will answer substantive legal and policy questions surrounding social networking and the justice system.

Karen Salaz recommends attendees view this YouTube video (EPIC 2015) prior to the session.

Monday July 25, 2011 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
PCC-Room 108(AB)
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