I had the pleasure back in 2009 of speaking on a panel to attendees of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section Conference in Baltimore about issues related to ethics and technology in family law. The title of the presentation was “‘The Love Bug’ and Other Ethical Issues Arising from the Use of Technological Tools”. http://apps.americanbar.org/family/events/courses.shtml
I also enjoyed the opportunity in 2010 of speaking to members of the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division about similar issues. The title of that presentation was “Utilizing Social Networking Websites: Opportunities and Pitfalls”. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/initiatives/listen/utilizing_social_networking_websites.html
In the five years since, I have continued to be amazed at the growing role technology plays in divorce cases. Our court trials, hearings, custody evaluations and financial examinations all involve an ever increasing proportion of technology issues every year. When clients find out that I have a background in Information Technology and have lectured on computer issues in divorce cases, it invariably prompts discussions about technology issues in their own pending cases. The more that our lives and relationships take place online, the more that online issues will invariably arise in divorce.