Everyone is doing it. TikTok. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. Your clients are on social media, and every attorney needs to understand the impact this can have on their case. This program, taught by Lauren Ellerman, a plaintiff’s medical malpractice and serious injury attorney, will review best practices in counseling clients on the strategic use and dangers of social media evidence in injury cases, as well as how to use social media evidence to plaintiff’s advantage, and/or defend its use against your client at trial. The course will take a practical view of social media evidence to help attorneys use client social media posts ethically and to the client’s legal advantage.
The program will focus on personal injury, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation or negligence cases, but may benefit attorneys with other litigation practices as well.
Prior to moving to the valley, Ms. Ellerman worked in Leesburg Virginia at Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White where she focused her time on commercial litigation, criminal, and domestic law.
Ms. Ellerman now focuses her practice on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, serious personal injury and business litigation. Ms. Ellerman attended the College of William & Mary, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and the National Trial College.
Ms. Ellerman is a member of the Roanoke Bar Association, the Virginia Womens Attorney Association, the Virginia State Bar , Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and the Virginia Bar Association.
When Ms. Ellerman is not representing clients in court throughout Virginia and West Virginia, you can find her working on the Roanoke Dog Park, volunteering at the Rescue Mission or with Second Presbyterian Church.
She also writes a blog for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Ms. Ellerman and her husband Whit, a Roanoke attorney, are the proud parents of two dogs and two cats.
The women giving this course was fun and engaging. Really enjoyed it.
Cutting edge information presented in a very informative manner.
She stated the obvious that I should have thought about but didn’t! Great Job Elsa Figueras
Ms. Ellerman gave a thorough and "frightening" presentation about the use of the use of social media in litigation. Thank you for such an enlightening presentation.
Interesting thoughts that I never thought about, I am happy that this course exists because social media is really going to be playing a large role in litigation as more attorneys catch on to the importance of these postings.
Particularly appreciated the use of examples to make points.
The instructor was excellent - a well-thought out, informative CLE.
Power Point provides helpful reminders of the power social media discovery may have in litigation. I will refer back to this as needed in the future. Good presentation by the attorney.
Very entertaining and informative class about the use of social media.
This speaker was absolutely outstanding and used wonderful examples of how to use social media offensively and defensively pre-litigation, free acceptance of the case. Outstanding job.
Great course and materials
The attorney was excellent. The only fly in the presentation ointment was her social justice commentary at the outset. Totally gratuitous.
Outstanding instructor! Knowledgeable, easy to follow, insightful and I afraid to share strong yet informed views.
One of the best presenters I've seen.
This was excellent.
Really good. Very personable and great examples.
This was a very informative course on the use of social media in litigation.
It was very good and informative.
Very well done. I particularly like Laura’s willingness to call it as she sees it!
Great CLE. Speaker was very enthusiastic and informative.
interesting, had a case when an attorney "friended" someone to gain access to cite, did not end well. I argue photos are self-authenticating, the date is the big debate.
TERRIFIC presentation. Great content, great presentation. Thanks
This presenter was knowledgeable, prepared, specific, and had a sense of humor. Really great CLE.
Great content and really engaging speaker. Highly recommend.
One of the best courses I've taken on Lawline, very helpful, very informative, and very engaging. A very good mix of law with illustrative stories. Highly recomend.
Very Good CLE
Very good CLE!
I would like more I formation as to the mechanics of obtaining posts and the rules as to searching out sm accounts. All in all very good instructor and very helpful.
I've used this site for 4 years and this was the most informative video I've seen! Thank you!
Great information, well presented.
One of the best classes I have watched
Ms. Ellerman was outstanding! Truly enjoyed her presentation.
Lauren Ellerman is a terrific instructor, and I would be interested in taking more classes with her.
Appreciated the presenters 'no pulled punches' approach and her emphasis on getting and using social media advantageously and intelligently. Great course. the
Really great lecture and lecturer!
This is one of the best, most pertinent, better explained training I have ever done on Lawline. Thank you and thank you to this great attorney trainer.
This is a very well presented subject matter which I believe most attorneys ignore. Helpful in explaining how to get social media into evidence.
Presenter did a terrific job presenting the information and was very engaging.
Very educational and entertaining. I once used social media to win a wrongful termination case that was almost entirely "he said/she said" about what happened. I strongly agree with the point that you need to look at these early. We ended up having to depose an expert in Spanish translation because there was a dispute about what Spanish comments/posts actually meant in the case.
Outstanding. Dynamic, organized, timely presentation. One of the best I have watched thus far. Look forward to the encore seminar.
Fascinating. Excellent presentation.
This was the best CLE i have seen here. Ms. Elleman does an excellent job of presenting material.
She was great! One of the best classes here.
wonderful and informative class!
Presenter was excellent.
Great information and covered a lot of things that are easily to forget and overlook when it comes to social media.
Excellent and included very timely information.
Excellent course, highly recommended.
Excellent presenter and presentation.
very engaging speaker with good information
An incredibly practical and engaging CLE - highly recommend
Excellent and topical!
The speaker was EXCELLENT. The CLE had the perfect amount of information, with helpful examples. Thank you.
Very informative in a low key fashion I could follow. Thanks.
Highly articulate and engaging person presenting this program!
Best CLE course i have ever seen.
Very interesting and prevalent!
Even better than I expected! Very practical and lots of useful information
Very interesting presentation. Enjoyed listening to this presenter.
Great topic and presentation
Really excellent presenter and content
Excellent and informative
The speaker was very dynamic. The zeal she had to present was amazing. I am certainly looking forward to future presentations by her!
Very informative lecture.
Excellent topic and presentation. So relevant.
Engaging presentation, excellent speaker! One of the best presentations I've seen.
She was excellent. This is one of the best programs I’ve done. Lots of highly relevant practical information that can help you from the beginning to end of your case.
Really well done.
Very helpful. Nice presentation!
Really excellent presentation. This faculty member is to be commended for both high quality content and delivery.
Well done! Presenter was very good.
Tremendous, very well delivered, easily understood. Good mix of heart and mind.
This program was excellent!
One of the best courses I've taken.
Ms. Ellerman was excellent. Thorough, knowledgeable: I hope she gets the opportunity to teach another course for Lawline on some other area of practice.
One of the best.
Great and engaging
This was an extremely useful CLE and well-presented.
Excellent presentation. Very informative, engagining. I would love to hear more on this topic/this presenter.
Speaker was excellent
Very nice course.
Great and on point CLE!
Great presentation and very informative!
Best webcast I've ever watched! Interesting and informative. I will be searching for more from this charismatic speaker, and no, I don't know the speaker.
Great presenter, very knowledgable and relatable. Highly recommend!
Absolutely loved this presenter! So appreciative that she tied in what is going on in our nation to her training and how she used real life scenarios to explain the material.
Informative and interesting - great speaker!
Excellent instructor - clear, great materials. I really learned a lot.
Clear and Useful. Positive energy!
Excellent presenter. Highly recommend.
Wonderful topic, excellent presenter!