New CLE on Examination of Forensic Documents

One of your favorite business clients hurriedly walks into your office. You can tell by the look on her face that she is quite distressed and she has been crying. When she went to refinance her home, the title company informed her that they wouldn’t be able to help her… because she doesn’t own the home. There’s a quitclaim deed showing that the house had been transferred to another person two years ago around the same time as her divorce. How can you help her to get her house back?

Examination of Forensic Documents

 Knowing these techniques will give you the insight that you need to hire a qualified forensic document examiner that follows objective scientific standards.

A forensic document examiner, Mike Wakshull has assisted on a number of cases where clients have claimed that real estate documents were fraudulently executed. In this CLE course, Mike uses actual case examples that he’s working on to explore five different ways that people have attempted to perpetrate fraud on others to take their real estate. Mike will also show you three techniques that he uses to catch fraudsters that try to acquire real estate by altering documents or applying someone’s signature to a document. To access the course please click here: Examination of Forensic Documents.

The following topics are addressed:

  • Trash marks
  • Handwriting & signature comparison
  • Overtyping
  • Examples of alterations
  • Disguised writing
  • Using Adobe Bridge
  • Comparing fonts & dot patterns on a page
  • Using quantitative measures to assist with determining authenticity

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.

This 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)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • 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.