Hon. Paul W. Grimm serves as a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was appointed to the Court as a District Judge on December 10, 2012. Previously, he was appointed to the Court as a Magistrate Judge in February 1997 and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2006 through 2012. In September 2009, the Chief Justice of the United States appointed Judge Grimm to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Grimm also chaired the Advisory Committee’s Discovery Subcommittee. In these capacities, he participated in drafting proposed changes to the federal rules of civil procedure, including Rule 37(e). Additionally, Judge Grimm is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches courses on evidence and discovery. Judge Grimm has written extensively on both topics.
Admissibility of Digital Evidence
Re-Broadcast on October 16, 2017
We live in a digital world. Almost every human interaction that may end up in a dispute that goes to court is likely to involve, to some degree, digital devices or media, whether smart phones, tablets, laptops, social media sites, websites, email, text messages, snap chats, instagrams or YouTube postings. With the digital explosion, lawyers and courts have to understand the evidentiary rules that drive whether this important evidence can be admitted. This program provides a comprehensive overview of the evidentiary issues that must be addressed when planning how to admit, or exclude, digital evidence.
Key topics to be discussed:
- Overview of the steps to admissibility
- Preliminary Matters: The role of the court and the interplay between Rules 104(a) & (b)
- Rule 502 and the waiver of privilege
- Rule 401 and the definition of relevance
- Rule 901-902 and –the essential need to authenticate
- The hearsay rule and digital evidence
- The original rule and digital evidence: the forgotten requirements
- Prejudice vs. probative value
Date / Time: October 16, 2017
- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
- 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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