Tag: Expert Witness

CLE COURSE: DIGITAL FORENSICS FOR ATTORNEYS 102

Just because a person installs some software on the neighbor’s computer does not make them a digital forensics expert. And when your client is looking at 30 years in prison, this is not the person you want to retain as the digital forensics expert in your next case. Digital Forensics There is a tremendous knowledge gap in our legal system today when…

CLE Course: Digital Forensics for Attorneys 101

A wife is murdered in her own home. The husband claims he tried to stop the intruder but the large man over powered him and tied him up to a chair. But the wife’s Fitbit tells a different version of the story than the tale that the husband presents. As the police investigate the case and harness the digital information created by…

CLE on Authentication of Handwriting in Legal Cases

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…

Dog Bite Law CLE Course: Canine Aggression from the Expert’s Perspective

Aggression is the most common canine behavior problem referred to veterinary … deep bite and thrash? Going for face? How many people has the dog bitten? Because of this aggression in dogs, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly 4.5 million people are bitten each year – accounting for a third of all homeowners’ insurance claims each year. In addition…

CLE Course: Construction Defect Litigation from the Plaintiff Perspective

This CLE course presents a series of case studies in successful planning, analysis and execution of expert work on behalf of plaintiff real property owners. Construction defect litigation can be expensive, confusing and long process… but it doesn’t have to be. Through this CLE presentation, Pete Fowler Construction Services (PFCS) will break down the process from the expert witness point of view…

CLE Course on Audio & Video Evidence

In today’s digital age where recording devices, video cameras and digital technologies are ever-present, audio and video evidence has become incredibly important in civil and criminal litigation throughout all state and federal courts. Attorneys must have at least a basic understanding of what can be done forensically and legally with such audio and video evidence to get the best results in their…

CLE Course on Deploying Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are retained to take the stand and share their specialized knowledge with the court – specialized knowledge that may help the judge and jury better understand the facts, issues and theories in the case. As technology has permeated almost every aspect of society over the last few decades and legal cases have become increasingly more complex, expert witnesses have come…

New CLE Course on Evidence

While the definition of evidence may seem straightforward, preparing and presenting evidence can be the tricky part…. even for seasoned legal practitioners. Who doesn’t need to brush up on hearsay and the exceptions to the hearsay rule every now and then? Evidence. “Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the…

Personal Injury CLE

Three key areas can make or break your personal injury case – liability, damages & collectibility. Understanding how to assess these three key areas of your case can have a significant affect on the results that you obtain for your clients and can save you a lot of time, effort and resources. In this follow up course to Personal Injury: Liability, Damages…

Damages in Litigation

Damages are the key to many types of cases, from personal injury to business disputes.  But calculating damages can be a tricky proposition and often requires expert testimony to arrive at the correct valuations. In Damages in Litigation, forensic accountants Richard Holstrom and Aaron Esquivel of RGL Forensics provide an overview of the methods used to calculate damages in litigation.  The main areas…