Defining Fourth Amendment Protection In The Electronic Age

(2423 Ratings)

Produced on: June 29, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

The National Security Agency (NSA) has used the holding in a Supreme Court case from 1979, Smith v. Maryland, to support its cybersecurity efforts. These efforts have involved the collection of telephone, email, and internet usage data of American citizens without probable cause.

This program, led by attorney Patrick Joyce, will examine the underpinnings of that decision and predict where courts are headed in the area of Fourth Amendment protections in the electronic age.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Examine the Supreme Court’s treatment of the Fourth Amendment as it applies to electronic surveillance
  2. Discuss the history of the Court’s analysis of search and seizure doctrine
  3. Understand how the Court will approach the stress that the electronic age places upon Fourth Amendment protections 


Faculty

Patrick Joyce

Law Offices of Patrick Joyce

Patrick Joyce is presently a solo practitioner. The firm concentrates primarily in the area of State and Federal Criminal defense. He also represent immigrants in deportation proceedings.  The office handles cases which encompass all facets of litigation. He has extensive experience litigating criminal and civil matters in the Federal District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey. He also litigates on a regular basis in The Superior Courts of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New York. He has briefed cases at the appellate level in New Jersey, briefed and argued criminal and civil cases at the appellate level in the State of New York, and he has briefed and argued several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  

Earlier in his career, Patrick served as Assistant Attorney in Charge of the Manhattan office of the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society.  He was responsible for oversight of 180 Criminal Defense Attorneys, and his responsibilities included conducting Continuing Legal Education while participating in office wide strategic decisions implicating both in court and out of court tactics.

Patrick was also a trial attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York for twelve years, and has been the lead counsel in over one hundred felony trials.  In  his capacity as a litigator in that firm, Patrick was responsible for the comprehensive caseload management of over 5,000 cases.



Reviews

CC
Christopher C.

Very interesting course!

RJ
Rebecca J.

Really interesting topic

MB
Michael B.

Excellent and timely presentation, which i learned a lot and enjoyed the presener!!

RM
Robert M.

Great Presentation on big constitutional issue.

DM
Deborah M.

Patrick Joyce was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. This is definitely my favorite CLE thus far with Lawline.

KL
Kirk L.

Great

JJ
Julie J.

An excellent speaker, all the more impressive since his slides contained no words. The presentation was very organized, and he spoke at a pace that was easy to follow (compared to some speakers who speak too quickly and make it difficult to process and absorb). Thank you.

GI
Gwen I.

Very timely, interesting and thought-provoking content.

EE
Emily E.

Excellent and timely course.

RH
Richard H.

I agree with the instructor that cell phones have taken away some of our 4th Amendment rights, but who can live without his cell phone?

JL
Jeremy L.

Good presenter. Especially enjoyed the case examples and the insights into Supreme Court decisions.

PH
Peyton H.

Great course!

LO
Loretta O.

Excellent

DL
Dawn L.

Good review of privacy precedents as well as insight into where privacy jurisprudence is headed.

MJ
Melinda J.

This was very well researched, well organized, and well presented.

WJ
William J.

Very good course.

ER
Elizabeth R.

This was very informative and interesting

DM
David M.

Great class

BD
Brandon D.

Good info and analysis.

SL
Sean L.

Excellent course.

MA
Mattie A.

Excellent

MF
MICHAEL F.

Great presenter, well done

JM
Joseph M.

Great presenter.

SG
scott g.

Excellent course. Highly recommended.

LF
Lawrence R. F.

Basic stuff updated.

AR
Anne R.

Very interesting. Well presented.

EC
elizabeth c.

He was engaging and a great story-teller. Made a BIG difference!

JF
Jeffrey F.

Nice program

JR
Julia R.

very good program. Definitely have this presenter do an update. Detailed thoughtful analysis of the 4th amendment issues!

EW
Edward Lee W.

Excellent.

RH
Raymond H.

Extraordinarily complex analysis handled in a very understandable manner.

LG
Loretta G.

Content was excellent.

KB
Kathleen B.

Well organized, interesting, informative. Loved his conversational style. Kept me engaged. learned a lot.

TC
Therese C.

I liked the way the presenter wove together the relevant case histories, referring back as appropriate.

CK
Chris K.

Best presentation - and most interesting and thought provoking course in my bundle.

DH
David H.

Good lecture.

SJ
Stuart J.

The 4th amendment discussions helped us greatly in evaluating claims we handle involving Section 1983 and the 4th amendment, which is often misunderstood in the context in which we litigate. Good work.

DH
Donald H.

LOve it

SP
Susan P.

Excellent program.

CB
Carrie B.

Interesting case law and great presentation.

SG
Steve G.

Very good

TT
Tina T.

great lecture!

GV
George V.

Excellent discussion. I was interested in the topic but did not expect such a thought provoking presentation.

OE
omar e.

Great synopsis of 4th Amendment issues in the modern electronic age.

GD
Gerardo D.

Informative

DB
Donald B.

excellent

MS
Myron S.

Outstanding.

FM
Frances M.

Very interesting and well organized!

DB
Dina B.

Effective communicator

LS
Lowell S.

Interesting historical review

TB
Tim B.

Well thought out presentation which follows the seminal privacy and related search and seizure decisions through their application to today's electronic world. Great job. Thank you.

DS
Debra S.

very knowledgable speaker

GS
George S.

This was an excellent overview of these cases.

DS
Dennis S.

Very well organized and articulate.

MK
Martin K.

Substantive. Faculty was very knowledgeable.

PP
Pamela P.

Thought-provoking information - thanks!

PB
Peter B.

I work in civil cases/torts, but criminal law seems tremendously important.

GD
Gary D.

An outline of the course materials would be helpful. The lecture was excellent. The evolution of the fourth amendment is complicated and nuanced. The instructor has mastered it to the extent one can. I still have work to do.

GL
Guy L.

Wonderful survey of the 4th Amendment cases that touch on use of electronic technology and good discussion of where they might go from here. Everyone should take this course, not only lawyers.

SB
Saadya B.

Excellent

MW
Mark W.

Thorough

JA
Jennifer A.

Very interesting and informative CLE.

KI
Katie I.

Good course. I was glad to get an update because I had not followed this line of cases since law school

CB
Christopher B.

Excellent --- Really hits on the morphing of what the right to privacy means in the electronic age.

GC
Gahan C.

He did an excellent job providing the history and the cases.

NH
Natalie H.

excellent, entertaining!

MM
Mark M.

EXCCELLENT Analysis

JM
John M.

good program

RF
Raymond F.

Nice chronology of applicable 4th amendment case law.

RV
Ron V.

Excellent primer on the 4th Amendment and its application to the digital age.

BC
Bruce C.

Entertaining and informative

HG
Henry G.

Excellent substantive course and speaker.

GS
Gerard S.

Excellent

TS
Theodore S.

Of the lawline cle's I have watched this is without doubt the best. Clear and well presented.

MB
Mary B.

Excellent presentation

ML
Michael L.

Very complete analysis

AB
Amy B.

Totally fascinating! Really enjoyed the course.

SW
Seth W.

Great presenter. Articulate, organized and an excellent communicator. Just wonderful.

TS
Timothy S.

Great presenter... ran an extra 20!minutes just to finish listening in one go... bonus burned a few more calories

MA
Marc A.

A very good refresher course, with some new insights.

LM
Laura M.

Very good program

CB
Christopher B.

excellent presentation; thank you

TS
Thomas S.

Excellent presentation of the law in this complex area in a very organized manner.

JL
Jessica L.

Awesome CLE!!!

WS
William S.

That was a fantastic lecture. Thank you for being prepared and as detailed as you were.

JW
Janetta W.

Excellent speaker, really held my attention.

VO
Vincent O.

one of the best lectures I have heard with lawline.

RN
Ryan N.

Possibly the most interesting CLE I’ve ever listened to

DK
Deborah K.

Outstanding Presentation

PH
Page H.

Great lecture! I do not practice criminal law but still found the information helpful and the lecturer kept my interest the full 90 minutes. Would highly recommend.

SW
Susan W.

Excellent speaker

SA
Sharon A.

Good presentation

BW
Benton W.

This was one of the best CLE's I have attended, online or otherwise. Very thorough, informative and well presented.

RM
Richard M.

Excellent course.

CR
Chris R.

Fantastic and interesting

KW
Katie W.

Nice overview of the 4th amendment as it relates to our digital age.

AB
Anjali B.

Found this informative and thorough - appreciated the future analysis for the Court's decision-making.

JL
Jack L.

outstanding presentation

LM
Louis M.

Interesting and up to date

TM
Tommy M.

Very engaging and interesting.

JD
Jeff D.

Excellent presentation

MB
Mayo B.

Extremely timely and informative. A must for every practitoner and resident.

AB
Ashley B.

This was very informative and presented with "real-time; real-life" implications.

AS
Anupa S.

very informative

DW
Donna W.

The instructor is outstanding! I learned so much and he held my attention for the entire course. Excellent!

MF
Mark F.

Terrific presentation.

AG
Aileen G.

This one was particularly good.

NW
Nancy W.

Speaker was great!

ES
Elizabeth S.

Excellent.

LA
L. Obii A.

Well presented. Enjoyed it. Thanks

EJ
Emmett J.

This was a really good course

MW
Martin W.

Good historical overview. Well done.

LL
Lindsay L.

Awesome course, great value!

DL
Daniel L.

excellent !

SE
Steven E.

Outstanding presentation.

JM
Joseph M.

Very informative.

DM
Daniel C. M.

Very well done. Thank you.

SC
Seth C.

very good

EG
Everett G.

Excellent review.

JC
Joseph C.

Good user-friendly program and service

KC
Kathleen C.

Great course

TA
Thaddeus A.

Super interesting!

WD
William D.

Enjoyed and gained valuable insights from the presentation.

SK
Steven K.

Fabulous presentation. He is a superb teacher of 4th Amendment issues!

AS
Annie S.

Excellent

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