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Guardian Digital Forensics has prided itself in providing excellent CLE classes since it's inception. Our examiners strive to communicate technical concepts in a clear and concise manner that is accessible to all persons, and specifically designed for legal and claims professionals. Please contact Jennifer Gaster to learn more about any of our available courses and to schedule a CLE for your group.

Digital Forensics for Attorneys

This course provides an overview of digital forensic concepts, case examples and terminology. By the end of the course the attorneys will have learned the basic information needed to understand the process of computer forensics, cell phone forensics, the main areas of focus in digital forensics, and the proper methods for seizure and search of electronic evidence.

The capabilities of computer forensics data recovery in the areas of email, internet history, documents and pictures will be covered, including document metadata. The course provides answers to such questions as: What is a forensic copy of a hard drive? What kind of information can be recovered? How do I know the evidence was properly obtained and preserved? What is a computer forensics expert and what should the attorney expect from one?

Cell Phone Forensics for Attorneys

This topic covers the realities of cell phone forensics, the basics of how cell phones record and store data and what and when you can recover information from cell phone. Numerous real life case examples are presented.

Attendees will learn about the processes and procedures used to collect cell phone evidence, about various forms of data on cell phones such as text messages, pictures, videos, location information, the recovery of deleted data on cell phones, the validation of cell phone evidence, and more.

Cellular Technology and Tracking Forensics for Attorneys

This topic covers the methods and purpose of cellular data analysis that is widely used in criminal and civil cases to “place” a person at a particular location based on their cell phone usage. Attendees will learn about the “scientific” basis claimed to support this evidence, how analysts actually interpret and prepare this data for court presentation and how to challenge this type of analysis.

Numerous real life case examples are presented.

This course also provides a brief overview of GPS tracking forensics, and how this data can be used and or challenged in cases.

Digital Forensics in Child Exploitation Cases

The session covers the particular issues of digital forensics in child pornography cases, including the Adam Walsh Act.

Attendees will learn about the various methods of obtaining child pornography electronically and the methods used to investigate them as well as the potential uses of an expert in defending these types of cases. Specific information on challenging law enforcement examinations will also be covered.

Digital Forensics in Murder Cases

This session covers the various types of digital evidence that can impact homicide cases, including capital cases.

Attendees will learn about how computers, cell phones, global positioning systems, email and other evidence can be used both to prosecute and defend these types of cases, as well as the methods used to challenge law enforcement forensics. This topic covers different types of approaches to forensics in murder cases based on the defense strategy to be employed.

Managing Data Processing Costs in E-Discovery

This session covers methods the law firm can use to contain and reduce costs associated with processing and hosting data by intelligently managing the collection, pre-processing and processing stages of the e-discovery process.

Topics include how to best determine what to collect and how to reduce the collections. Also covered will be the use of forensic e-discovery to drastically reduce the data to be processed and hosted, allowing the client to only pay for what’s important to the case.

Digital Forensics in E-Discovery Cases

This CLE will explain how Digital Forensics plays in integral role not just in the collections of electronic data, but throughout the entire process of an e-discovery case.

This CLE covers the best methodologies for defensible e-discovery collections, the critical role digital forensics examination can play in connecting electronic discovery to forensic artifacts, and how digital forensics and e-discovery can work seamlessly in all phases of a case, from consultation, collections, production, review, and the courtroom.

Digital Forensics in Employee Wrongdoing Cases

This CLE covers the various ways employees often harm their company, through actions such as data theft and data deletion. This course covers the various forensic artifacts created by employee wrongdoing, such as data theft, and how these artifacts can tell a story about a persons actions.