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Save Time and Money with Effective Methods for Gathering Background Information, Searching Social Media and More!
Hiring outside help to investigate case facts is not always feasible (or practical). That's when being able to artfully find and examine information yourself becomes crucial. Gain valuable skills to recognize potential smoking guns while locating people, searching social media, gathering background information or analyzing financials. Filled with real-world examples, practical tips and fundamental tools, this full-day program will show you the best ways to obtain, dissect and interpret information from common sources available to you... and recognize key findings. You'll learn time-tested techniques you can start using right away to put yourself steps ahead of your colleagues and ensure your clients are receiving favorable outcomes - register today!
Review applicable laws concerning investigation practices to remain in compliance.
Gain valuable tips for navigating through social media sites to access and obtain necessary information for your case.
Explore ways to uncover crucial material from mobile devices, computers and laptops.
Discuss how a variety of records can be helpful to your case and how to go about getting the information you need from those records.
Learn how to handle gathering background information on witnesses and adversaries to get a leg up on the case.
Conduct your own review and analysis of important financial documents.
Remain ethically compliant while conducting your legal investigations.
Laws Governing Investigations 9:00 - 9:40, David K. Greer
Stalking, Online Harassment and Cyberstalking
Wiretapping and Recorded Calls
Privacy Rights Violations
GPS and Vehicle Tracking
Finding Free Legal Research and Free Case Law 9:40 - 10:20, Brian G. Jones
How to Search Google Like a Pro
Finding the Shortcuts to Legal Research
Finding and Using Free, Full-Text Case Law Sites
Sample Briefs, Motions, Complaints and Settlements
Searching Social Media 10:35 - 11:15, Brian G. Jones
Common Social Media Sites and Where to Find Useful Information
Locating Hidden or Private Accounts
What to do When You Can't Get Into an Account
Friending/Following to Gather Evidence
Recovering Deleted Data
Obtaining Information from Mobile Devices, Computers and Laptops 11:15 - 12:05, Brian G. Jones
Pulling Information from Devices
Retrieving Information from Third Parties
Using Apps to Collect Evidence
Preserving Evidence Obtained
Authenticating Essential Information
Searching Records and Locating People 1:05 - 1:45, Elizabeth Osorio
Searching Public Records and "Publicly Available" Information
Finding Vital Statistics: Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records and More
Secrets to Obtain "Difficult to Get" Records
Reviewing Crucial Records
Real Property and Title Searches
Gathering Background Information and Interviewing Techniques 1:45 - 2:20, Elizabeth Osorio
Evaluating Credibility of Experts and Expert Witnesses
Recognizing Behavior Patterns and Habits of Witnesses
Collecting Information on the Opposing Party
Uncovering Important Information on Opposing Counsel and Judges
Assembling Information on Jurors and Potential Jurors
Interviewing Witnesses: Savvy Techniques
Forensic Accounting 101: How to Analyze Financials 2:35 - 3:30, Heather Deskins
Key Terms and Definitions
Documents Necessary for Analysis - Overview and Checklist
Reviewing Income Statements, Tax Returns, Investment Records and More
Uncovering Hidden Income, Interests or Assets
Identifying Bookkeeping Inconsistencies
Ethics of Legal Investigations 3:30 - 4:30, Scott J. Drexel