Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that attorneys John F. Walko and Nathan M. Murawsky recently presented to the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County on the topic of Police Officer Social Media and Electronic Device Usage. John, an attorney in the firm’s municipal department, discussed how to properly address and establish departmental policies related to officers’ social media usage and how to best address record requests made under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law. Nate, a civil litigator, spoke to the lengths to which courts will allow litigants to discover and investigate social media, and thereafter, the admissibility of social media in various legal settings.

The stated purpose for the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County is “to secure a closer official and personal relationship among police officials throughout the County of Montgomery; to secure unity of action in police matters; to elevate the standards of police officials; to adopt humane efforts in the enforcement of laws; to devise and suggest ways and means for advancement and perfection of a uniform police system; to promote cooperation in the prevention and detection of crime; and to advance police officials’ education throughout the County of Montgomery.”