The Value of Independent Social Media Experts

CSMIE: the value of independent social media experts

The Case for Working with SMI: Part Two

SMI has partnered with Ethan Wall of Social Media Law & Order to produce a series of informational videos discussing the importance of social media evidence. In the second video of the series, Ethan makes the case for legal professionals to use independent experts when conducting social media investigations.

Why should you use independent experts conduct your social media investigations?

Legal professionals can rely on managed service providers, like SMI, to conduct accurate and complete research that is compliant with legal standards. Not only is it more defensible to use an independent third party, it’s often financially beneficial for law firms to outsource their social media investigations.

[x_icon_list style=”color:rgb(234, 121, 46);”][x_icon_list_item type=”ban”]Social media investigations conducted by in-house legal counsel may not be accurate and complete.[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”ban”]Screenshots can be altered and may not pass the court’s standard for admissibility.[/x_icon_list_item][x_icon_list_item type=”ban”]When conducting their own investigations, attorneys risk putting themselves on the witness stand in order to authenticate social media evidence.[/x_icon_list_item][/x_icon_list]

Does your law firm need an independent expert?

Does you need a third party to conduct your social media investigations? Are your in-house investigations costing your law firm billable hours? Let us know how you currently conduct social media investigations in the comments below. Want more information about SMI’s social media investigation or preservation products? Please contact us or call (888) 299-9921 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you.

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