Think Before You Pack that Laptop: Searches at the Border May Compromise Your Client’s Information

Legal Area:        Criminal Litigation Trial Appellate International Immigration Constitutional Law Civil Liberties
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This CLE course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on June 11, 2021. Subjects include:

  • Border Search of Electronic Devices Without Warrant or Even Reasonable Suspicion

  • Basic Search vs. Advanced Search

  • Border Exception to 4th Amendment and National Security

  • The Circuit Court Split on Interpretations on Searches of Electronic Devices and the US Supreme Court

  • Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Information When Traveling

  • The Duties of an Attorney to Safeguard Confidential Client Information and The Impact of Technology

  • Speaker:  Jennifer S. Freel, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP.  A former federal prosecutor, Jennifer Freel advises businesses and individuals under investigation by the government and conducts internal investigations for companies. In her previous role as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas, Jennifer prosecuted a variety of white collar crimes as well as cases involving child exploitation, narcotics conspiracies, illegal immigration, and firearms offenses. Her practice included appellate matters, as she defended convictions from across the district. She has argued 25 times before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: B.J., with high honors, University of Missouri; J.D., with high honors, George Washington University Law School. More information may be found on her firm's website.


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