Course Description

This course introduces some of the challenges of getting electronic evidence admitted in court.  The presenter will review seven steps of admitting ESI (Electronically stored evidence), discuss issues and practice pointers relevant to each step, and provide an in-depth discussion of Commonwealth v. Koch, the current lead case on this issue in Pennsylvania.

This course includes video recorded on August 16th, 2016 for a live CLE presentation for the Westmoreland Bar Association.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 70 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Lawrence D. Kerr, Esq.

    Lawrence D. Kerr, Esq.

    Larry Kerr is a partner at Tremba, Kinney, Greiner & Kerr, LLCTremba, Kinney, Greiner & Kerr, LLC. Larry is a trial lawyer who specializes in civil litigation and employment law.

    In 1977, he graduated summa cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College. Larry was an Army ROTC cadet, who following college was commissioned as a Military Police lieutenant, commanding a 57-man Military Police platoon in Germany from 1977 to 1981. Larry then won an Army law school scholarship which sent him to Ohio State University Law School, where he made the prestigious Law Review. After graduating from OSU in 1984, he became an Army JAG and served as a criminal prosecutor and defense counsel. After proving himself as a trial attorney, the Army sent Larry to the University of Virginia for a master's law program where he studied specialized in subjects including civil employment litigation. While studying at the University of Virginia, he won awards for Best Thesis and Trial Competition. After serving a tour at the Pentagon where he represented the Army in federal court employment litigation, he left the Army in 1990 as a JAG Major and moved back home to Western Pennsylvania.

    Larry used his JAG experience to start a private practice in civil employment litigation. He has represented numerous corporations and employees in employment suits such as minority discrimination cases, employment contracts, non-competition contracts, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, insurance coverage, shareholder disputes, professional licensing, overtime claims, OSHA, FMLA, and other employment areas. While in private practice, Larry finished his military career in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Larry was a partner in the law firm, Berk, Whitehead, Kerr & Turin LLC. In 2014, Larry merged his practice with Tremba, Kinney, Greiner & Kerr, LLC.

    Larry is admitted to all Pennsylvania State Courts, the federal Western District of Pennsylvania, the US Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Over the last three years, Larry has also been picked by as a Super Lawyer in employment law. His hobbies are physical fitness and English literature.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Outline
    • Commonwealth v Koch
    • Law Review Comment Authentication
    • Excerpt from Evidentiary Foundations
    • Evidence Part One
    • Evidence Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)