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Defense Strategies for Getting (and Challenging) Social Media Evidence

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Social media evidence is everywhere. In the digital age, law enforcement is savvy enough to pull information about your client’s online presence and use it against them in criminal proceedings. Getting this data and challenging it are skills every modern defense attorney needs.  

Join Hanni Fakhoury, Partner at Moeel Lah Fakhoury, and an expert on electronic surveillance and digital privacy, for a deep dive on the law governing this space. Learn how social media evidence can and cannot be accessed, how it’s authenticated, and viable legal arguments to use and challenge it in your own cases.  The program is free, but registration is required.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT)
WHERE: Zoom Webinar
Cost: Free

CLE Credit: This training is eligible for credit in the following states: Alabama (1), Alaska (1), Arizona (1), Arkansas (1), California (1), Colorado (pending), Connecticut (1), Delaware (1), Florida (pending), Georgia (pending), Hawaii (1), Idaho (pending), Illinois (pending), Indiana (pending), Iowa (1), Kansas (pending), Kentucky (pending), Louisiana (pending), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (pending), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1.2), Montana (pending), Nebraska (pending), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Mexico (1), New Jersey (1.2), New York (1.2), North Carolina (pending), North Dakota (1), Ohio (pending), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (pending), Texas (pending), Utah (pending), Vermont (1), Virginia (pending), Virgin Islands (1), Washington (pending), West Virginia (pending), Wisconsin (pending), Wyoming (1).

NOTE: The Web training link will be sent to you in a confirmation email after registration. 

Hanni M. Fakhoury 
Hanni Fakhoury is a partner at Moeel Lah Fakhoury LLP in Berkeley, California, where he represents individuals and business in criminal and civil matters. Hanni has handled a wide range of complex federal criminal cases, including wire fraud, tax fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, terrorism offenses, export control violations and computer crimes. Before starting Moeel Lah Fakhoury LLP in 2021, Hanni was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for close to a decade in San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego, where he handled every aspect of federal criminal defense, including plea negotiation, pre-trial motion practice, jury and bench trials, and appeals. Hanni has particular expertise on electronic surveillance and digital privacy, and previously worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco. He has worked on groundbreaking litigation on law enforcement acquisition of cell phone location records, the FBI’s use of sophisticated computer malware as an investigative tool, and the compelled decryption of electronic devices. Hanni was named to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Forensic Science Standards Board Legal Task Group, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Fourth Amendment Center Tech Advisory Board. He is a sought after lecturer, and has presented at over 100 legal conferences for federal and state judges, international law enforcement organizations, and the criminal defense bar. Hanni received his B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. with distinction from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.

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