Christopher Hopkins – Akerman Senterfitt

Government GPS Tracking Since U.S. v. Jones

After the US v. Jones decision, can the government still use GPS tracking? This article explains several circumstances where GPS tracking may still be in use. It also discusses three Fourth Amendment cases from 2013: US v…more


Conflicting Court Opinions on NSA Surveillance

Explains the NSA mass / bulk telephony surveillance as well as the two decisions from 2013 where federal courts conflicted on its legality: ACLU v. Clapper (Clapper II) and Klayman v. ACLU (Klayman I). From February 2014 Palm…more


Using an iPad in Depositions

Learn to use your iPad to create exhibits and get better testimony during depositions using free apps. From the January 2014 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin…more


Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7

From the Palm Beach Bar Association, this is part 1 of 2 for lawyers about how to most effectively use your iPad and iPhone…more


Defendants Want Social Media, Plaintiffs Want E-Discovery

In civil discovery, defense lawyers are seeking plaintiff's social media (meanwhile, a defendant-corporation likely has little social media to worry about). BUT, plaintiffs are seeking defendant's e-discovery (which the…more

| Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy

Don't Bring a Video Game to a Gun Fight

The NRA is blaming the video game industry for recent episodes of gun violence, such as the Sandyhook shooting. This article discusses the history of blaming entertainment industries for societal ills in the United States,…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Social Media Policy: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Social Media Policies: You're Probably Doing It Wrong. Test these 9 steps. Special thanks to Palm Beach Bar Bulletin for publishing in their Feb 2013 issue…more

| Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Law...

What the Pateaus Scandal Tells Us About Email Privacy

This article discusses the Patreaus affair from the standpoint of practical email privacy tips for lawyers, law firms, their clients, and families. A brief explanation is provided how emails (or even fake email addresses) are…more

| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Electronic Discovery,...

Lawyers Guide to iPhone iPad iOS 6

Lawyer's Guide to the iPhone / iPad and iOS6. Recent studies show iPhones are dominating the legal landscape. Learn to use your iDevice like a pro using this "missing manual." Published in Dec 2012 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Privacy,...

What Does A Child Pornography Case Tell You About Computer Evidence?

What Does a Child Pornography Case Tell You About Computer Evidence? was published in the November 2012 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin and discusses the recent United States v. Seiver case as well as the simple steps for lawyers,…more

| Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property,...

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