Family Law Section: Social Media and its Impact on Family Law
September 25@12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenters: Carlo Faccini, SeilerSchindel; Tifanne Wolter, Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd; Hon. Elizabeth Clysdale, Ramsey County Court Referee
The presentation will take a look at topics such as the admissibility and authentication of social media posts, how to find social media posts that are relevant to your cases, strategies to consider when speaking with clients about social media, and of course ethical considerations.
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
Credit: 1.0 standard credit applied for
Cost (includes lunch): $15 RCBA members; $30 non-members
Remote access: $15 RCBA members; $30 non-members
Attendees will learn:
-How to effectively enter social media posts into evidence
-The life of social media posts on different platforms
-How to provide clients with advice as to best practices when it comes to posting on social media and considerations that the clients should be making before positing
-Awareness regarding the ethical considerations that go hand in hand with social media, including discussions of attorneys researching social media activity of clients and/or opposing parties.
Carlo Faccini is a family law attorney with the St. Louis Park firm of SeilerSchindel. A graduate of Creighton University School of Law, Faccini has taken the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis – Latin for care of the whole person – and applied it to his practice. He has presented on the topic of social media in the context of custody disputes at the AFCC’s 13th Annual Symposium on Child Custody. He currently serves as the co-chair for the Legislative and Public Policy Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the AFCC.
Tifanne Wolter is an attorney in the family law department at Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. in Maple Grove. She is a frequent CLE presenter and wrote the article “No, You Can’t Call him an @?%#! On Facebook” for the March, 2019 Minnesota Bench and Bar Magazine. Wolter currently serves as the chairperson of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section.