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Social Media Subpoena Guide 2015 Edition, posted by Keith Lee, Associate’sMind Blog


I cannot explain why people lose their sense of discretion and decorum on social media. I just know that it often happens. In some areas of law, Facebook is a lawyer’s gift from God. How many of you routinely tell your clients to close their social media websites and/or delete incriminating photos and posts?

If you get lucky, the person who swore in a deposition that he never drinks alcohol has a picture on his or a friend’s Facebook page in which he is chugging a beer with a big thumb’s up. Don’t you just love it when that happens? Ah, good times.

But it is not always easy to get your sticky fingers on the smoking gun. Keith Lee has some good advice for finding and obtaining social media, which he has generously shared with us. -CCE

I initially wrote about how to subpoena various social media sites back in 2011. Seeing as it has been a few years I thought it was time to provide an update.