Have you had a case where the authenticity of a signature on a document was at issue? Cases that involve contracts, wills (even graffiti!!) and other important ‘writings’ often turn on whether it was written by a certain person. This CLE presentation details the scientific methodology used by forensic handwriting examiners in order to determine the authenticity of handwriting and signatures.
When the veracity of writing is at issue, attorneys frequently turn to an expert – a trained forensic handwriting examiner.
Mike Wakshull of Q9 Consulting provides an excellent introduction to the tools and the trade of the forensic document examiner. In this highly informative presentation Mike teaches the basics of handwriting analysis, describes natural variations in handwriting, explains the forensic document examiners role, highlights case examples where the authenticity of handwriting is at issue and provides an objective framework for handwriting analysis & authentication. To access the course please click here: Authentication of Handwriting in Legal Cases.
Additional topics covered in this CLE course:
- The Zodiac case
- Inter-writer variability
- Intra-writer variability
- Handwriting identification techniques
- Reasons for special cause variation
- 21 key elements for handwriting identification
- The tools used to examine documents
- Generally accepted methods of examining documents
- Handwriting comparison
- The difference between simulated writing and disguised writing
A court-qualified forensic document examiner, Michael N. Wakshull has been involved in the Forensic Document Examination arena since 1983 and belongs to a number of Document Examination Associations. Mike has been qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Courts and Federal District Court, testifying in cases involving contract disputes, will contests and others. A treasure trove of information, Mike frequently presents to legal groups and associations around the country.
This CLE course is offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.