Partners at Shafer & Shafer Participate in Legal Webinar Regarding Social Media Evidence

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Marisa F. Schafer and Timothy M. Schafer, of The Law Offices of Schafer & Schafer, LLP, were recently part of an authoritative panel in a webinar on social media evidence.

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Marisa F. Schafer and Timothy M. Schafer, of The Law Offices of Schafer & Schafer, LLP, a workers’ compensation law firm in Stamford, CT, were called upon to present information as part of an authoritative panel for a legal webinar entitled “Workers’ Compensation and Social Media: An Effective Evidentiary Tool in Defending Claims,” presented on June 25, 2014. This webinar was focused on providing insight into navigating discovery, privacy, admissibility and ethical issues surrounding social media.

The webinar went over various aspects of social media and how the information gathered from sources such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other sources provide evidence of a person’s state of mind, activity level and other information that could be critical evidence in a workers’ compensation case. There are significant ethical issues that were discussed, including privacy matters. Searching social media sources for this personal information has its challenges, and there has been limited guidance from state lawmakers or the courts.

Attorney Timothy M. Schafer and Attorney Marisa F. Schafer are the founding partners of The Law Offices of Schafer & Schafer, LLP. The two attorneys offer clients some outstanding qualifications and credentials. Mr. Schafer formerly served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, where he was on active duty from 1994-1998, and in the Reserve from 2001-2004. During his service, he was decorated with two Air Force Achievement Medals, and two National Defense Service Medals, as well as an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, With Valor. He has been listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2013, and his accomplishments in the field of workers’ compensation law have advanced his firm to the forefront in this area of law.

Attorney Marisa F. Schafer joined Schafer & Schafer in 2012. She graduated cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She is a pro bono attorney for Lawyers for Children America, an organization that represents abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings. The two attorneys at the firm are highly dedicated to serving their clients and their community, and this webinar gave other attorneys the ability to hear their professional opinions about the crucial issue of social media information being presented as evidence, and the ethical issues involved. To learn more about the attorneys and their practice, visit the website at

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