Discovery & Evidentiary Issues with Emojis
Like them or hate them, emojis have become an important aspect of everyday communication. An average of 68% of all consumers receive one or more messages per day that contain an emoji. The percentage of connected workers utilizing emojis in the workplace has increased from 33% in 2016 to 77%+ in 2022. Given their ubiquity, emojis are increasingly becoming a potentially valuable, though underused, source of evidence in both civil and criminal cases, and they can provide context and clarity on disputed issues. While emojis will not be critical in every action, this program will inform attendees of the key discovery and evidentiary issues involved with using emojis as well as some best practices tips.
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Eric G. Young
Young Law Group
Mr. Eric G. Young is an attorney in Santa Rosa and principal at Young Law Group, a plaintiffs personal injury law firm.
Eric Young is currently a candidate for e-discovery certification by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). Eric has taught paralegal and CLE courses on various e-discovery topics. Eric is also the author of “Legal Tech-nicalities,” a regular column featured in SCBA's quarterly publication, The Bar Journal.