CLE at Nationals Park: Computer, Cell Phone, and Social Media Evidence—How to Get It and How to Use It

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Thursday, June 29 / Washington, D.C. (Nationals Park)
Registration: 12:30 p.m.
Program: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Game Begins: 4:05 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol


This Experience CLE includes:

  • An exploration of the capabilities of digital forensics in areas of e-mail, Internet usage, cell phones, and electronic documents metadata
  • Best practices for acquiring, preserving, and analyzing digital evidence
  • A primer on metadata, Internet history, communication artifacts, multimedia, and more
  • Advice on how to counsel your client regarding electronic evidence prior to litigation and how to get your electronic evidence before the court
  • Enjoy the rest of your day in an infield box seat as the Washington Nationals battle the World Series champion Chicago Cubs — the only day game visit by the Cubs this season to Nationals Park
  • Guest tickets available
baseball photo

Join us at Nationals Park for an informative 2 hours of live-interactive CLE to learn all about electronic evidence — how to get it and how to use it — followed by an afternoon baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs (infield box seat ticket and $15 concessions voucher included in registration fee).

This program will help you discover both the “how to get it” and the “how to use it” aspects of social media, cell phone, and electronic evidence. Lars Daniel, a skilled digital forensics examiner who has qualified as an expert witness in state and federal court cases, will provide the “how to get it” overview. He will discuss, in terms even those new to this area can easily understand, the capabilities of digital forensics in areas of e-mail, Internet usage, and electronic documents metadata. Mr. Daniel will also discuss the proper methods of searching for, obtaining, and preserving electronic evidence.

Dan Gray, an experienced family law attorney and chair of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, will then cover the “how to use it” aspects of electronic evidence. He will discuss many topics, including how to properly advise your clients regarding electronic evidence prior to litigation; how to actually obtain needed electronic evidence for litigation; and how to lay the proper foundation for identification and introduction into evidence.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Types of digital forensics
  • Acquisition (collection), preservation, and analysis of digital evidence
  • Understanding forensics experts vs. computer experts
  • Tips for challenging the evidence in cases involving electronic evidence
  • How to advise your client regarding electronic evidence prior to litigation
  • How to obtain and preserve electronic evidence
  • Advice on getting your electronic evidence before the court

After the seminar, we will grab our infield box seats and watch the Washington Nationals battle the World Series champion Chicago Cubs !

This Experience CLE is not eligible for discounts. Tickets are limited.




12:30 Registration begins
1:30 Computer, Cell Phone, and Social Media Evidence:  How to Get It and How to Use It
3:30 Adjourn, grab some food and drink, and take our lower-level seats for the game.
4:05 Baseball game begins!



Lars E. Daniel, Guardian Digital Forensics / Raleigh, NC

Lars Daniel is a Digital Forensics Examiner at Guardian Digital Forensics. He is a co-author of the book, Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence from the Warrant to the Courtroom, and a co-author of the book, “Digital Forensics Trial Graphics: Teaching the Jury Through an Effective Use of Visuals.” 

Mr. Daniel is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), an AccessData Certified Mobile Examiner (AME), a Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS), a Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA), a Certified Internet Protocol Telecommunications Specialist (CIPTS), and a Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA).  He has spoken at the largest annual digital forensics conference, the Computer Enterprise and Investigations Conference (CEIC), in 2011 and 2013, and at the EnFuse conference in 2016.

Mr. Daniel has testified in both state and federal court over 25 times, qualifying as a digital forensics expert, a computer forensics expert, a cell phone forensics expert, a video forensics expert, and a photo forensics expert. He has attended over 300 hours of forensic training and has worked on over 600 cases, including: murder, child pornography, terrorism, rape, kidnapping, intellectual property, fraud, wrongful death, employee wrongdoing, and insurance losses. Mr. Daniel has extensive experience in both civil and criminal defense cases, and provides CLE training for attorneys across the United States.

Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax

Since he began practicing law in 1997, Dan Gray has focused his practice solely on domestic relations matters.  He is experienced in the negotiation and litigation of financially complex family law matters involving closely held corporations and other business entities, and has negotiated and litigated custody, spousal support, child support, property, and other domestic relations issues. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, but generally confines his active practice to Northern Virginia jurisdictions.Mr. Gray has been recognized by the Washingtonian magazine, Northern Virginia magazine, and Super Lawyers as a top divorce lawyer.

Mr. Gray is the current chair of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, is secretary/treasurer of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a member of the Virginia Family Law Coalition.  He also serves on the faculty of the Bar's Professionalism Course for Law Students, and as an arbitrator/mediator for the Fee Dispute Resolution Program. He is former president of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, and served as an ex officio member of Bar Council.  Mr. Gray served as chairman of the Fairfax County Bar Association's Family Law Section for several years, and has served on other Fairfax Bar committees such as the Annual Meeting, Circuit Court, and Judicial Screening committees.

Locations, Dates and Fees


$295 regular registration. (Fee includes the seminar, printed materials, refreshments, a $15 concessions voucher, and game ticket.)

You can also purchase additional guest tickets (with $15 concessions voucher) for $130 each.  Note that seminar attendees get special early access to Nationals Park, but other guest attendees will not be able to enter the park until approximately 2:30 p.m. If you wish to purchase an additional guest ticket, please email Rich at

Seminar will occur rain or shine.  If the baseball game is rained out, your game ticket will serve as a “rain check” for the rescheduled game.


Washington, D. C. (Nationals Park) / Thursday, June 29
Nationals Park (Reagan Room, Mezzanine Level) (Venue Website / Google Map)
1500 South Capitol Street, SE

Directions to the Nationals Park may be found at  Note that parking is NOT provided as part of this seminar.

Detailed information on where to meet on June 29, and how tickets will be distributed, will be sent to you in advance via e-mail.

Cancellation/transfer requests for the seminar will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the DAY BEFORE the program; for cancellations made after June 23, however, a $130 cancellation fee will be charged for the cost of the game ticket and concessions voucher. Upon your request, we will either leave the ticket for you at the Will Call Box Office, OR attempt to find a replacement ticket purchaser. If we find a replacement ticket purchaser, we will refund you the $130 cancellation fee.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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