There are two areas related to geotagging photos that lawyers need to appreciate. One is related to privacy and security concerns of both lawyers and their clients. Another relates to the sometimes-hidden evidentiary value of geotagged photos.

As Brian X. Chen, consumer technology columnist for The New York Times, noted in a recent

Technology advances are changing our world in many ways. The number of digital footprints you leave is no longer limited to Internet use, but now also includes your movements being tracked by the phone you are carrying and hidden video cameras in many places recording you. Gathering Evidence – 21st Century Style. The Craigslist Killer

Every December I do a Recent Developments in Law Office Management and Technology program for the Oklahoma Bar Association's two-day Recent Developments CLE. For 2012 the big story in legal technology had to be the rapid changes in e-discovery and predictive coding. Predictive coding means searching documents using algorithms to locate relevant documents rather than a lawyer

At our 2008 OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference, Judge Gary Dean of Prior, OK (who was chair of the 1st OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference before rising to the bench) stumped our panel of experts with this inquiry: " I am seeking a reasonably simple (and inexpensive) device to be able to download