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Emojis and the Law

May 06, 2019

How do you admit an emoji into evidence? What's the correct pronunciation of GIF? What does the upside-down smiley face emoji mean, and how do you explain this to a judge? The legal profession is seeing an uptick in emoji use, and lawyers and judges are scrambling to understand how to respond when emojis are the language of choice.

Jack Pringle joins a May 13 panel discussion presented by the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Technology Committee to discuss emojis popping up in cases across the country and how to handle emojis as evidence, emojis in e-discovery and ethical competence as it relates to technology.