Law Tech Camp 2011
Omar Ha-Redeye spoke at the first-ever Law Tech Camp in Toronto on June 18, 2011 at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
SOCIAL MEDIA TRACK
Social Media and the Courts presented by Omar Ha-Redeye
Should reporters and members of the public be allowed to live-tweet courtroom proceedings? How much weight should Facebook photos and comments be afforded in litigation? Should jury members be restricted from all social media use during trial? Social media has changed the way information is distributed in society. In the absence of specific regulations, the role of social media in the courts has largely been left to judicial discretion. But is the judiciary necessarily the best arbitrator on what the balance between competing interest should be, especially when they are not necessarily active users of social media? Come share some of your thoughts based on your own social media and legal experiences.
Omar Ha-Redeye is a 2010 graduate of the University of Western Ontario. A prolific writer and active user of social media and blogs, he is frequently contacted by the legal media and consulted by law firms on technology issues in the legal field. He is currently an Adjuct Faculty member at Ryerson University, and will be called to the Ontario bar on June 16, 17, 2011. You can visit him at his personal website.
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