Presented by the Family Law Section
Seminar Code: SFL170110
*CT: 1.25 CLE Credits
NY: 0.0 CLE Credits (Professional Practice)
About the Programs
Practice Book Changes
Alexander Cuda, Conlon & McGlynn LLC will discuss the new Practice Book changes which are relevant to Family Law. Please click here to view list and speaker bio.
Bugs, Taps, Spyware and Divorce
Jeremiah Donovan, Adjunct Professor, Yale Law School
Mario K. Cerame, Woolf Law Firm LLC
Paul Cicarella, Principal, Advanced Investigations
Introduction – Jeremiah Donovan
A general view of the dangers that advances in electronic surveillance techniques pose in divorce cases.
Technical Advances in Surveillance Techniques – Paul Cicarella
A discussion of various techniques, devices, apps and programs by which divorcing spouses seek to gather and conceal information from each other during the course of divorces.
The Legality and Admissibility of Electronically Gathered Information – Mario Cerame
An overview of state and federal wiretapping laws; consideration of important decisional law; the overlap of privacy and tort law with divorce law.
Specific Problems – Jeremiah Donovan
Discussion of various specific issues that arise with respect to spousal electronic surveillance:
-How to admit or exclude surreptitiously recorded or stolen electronic evidence
-Evidentiary rules governing the admissibility of such evidence
-Who gets the intimate videos?
-Should we call the state’s attorney?
-Problems associated with tracking devices
-Various other problems arising in this area
Jeremiah Donovan, is an adjunct in Trial Practice at Yale Law School and a former federal prosecutor in the District of Connecticut who currently practices criminal defense law in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in CT and NY.
Paul Cicarella is the principal in Advanced Investigations, East Haven, CT, a firm that provides surveillance and other investigative work. He is an expert in computer forensics, covert cameras, surveillance tactics, and all manner of applications that steal, conceal and reveal communications.
Mario K. Cerame is an associate at the Woolf Law Firm, LLC, in Hartford. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and a summa cum laude graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he was the Publications Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Douglas Lavine of the Appellate court and has written and lectured extensively about First Amendment and privacy issues.
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*To receive Connecticut CLE credit and have your credits logged to your Professional Development Journal automatically, you will have to sign the attendance verification form at the meeting. If you do not attend the full program, do not sign the form. To record partial credit, you can enter your time into your Professional Development Journal.