Computer Forensics for Lawyers (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0; VIDC Recertification Credit: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2019


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the September 2016 webcast, Computer Forensics for Lawyers.

VIDC Recertification Credit: 2.0

Topics Covered Include:

New electronic devices, each with a computer brain, and new methods of communicating electronically, are developed every day. The evidence they contain affects your case—ignore it at your peril!

  • Hear the ever-growing range of types of computer-related evidence
  • Learn how it is stored, recovered, and made intelligible
  • Understand the rules for introducing or resisting introduction of the evidence in court

Imagine life without computers—we can’t. Imagine a trial without computer-related evidence—we soon won’t be able to. Think of everything beyond the traditional desktop or laptop that now contains a processor, however small, and stores information, such as tablets, phones, watches, cars, GPS and exercise devices, and even home appliances: the data retrieved from any of these could make a difference in a case. Communication is increasingly electronic—e-mail, text messages, social media channels—all of these leave tracks. But despite the ubiquity of computer-related evidence, lawyers—and judges—don’t always understand how to deal with such evidence in the courtroom.

This seminar will provide the information you need to be able to seek electronic evidence (or know how your opponent, often the government, is seeking it), understand its meaning and relevance, and introduce or resist the introduction of the evidence at trial. Some basic technical information about network operations and information storage will have to be covered, but it will be kept to a bare minimum to permit the primary focus to be on the resulting legal issues and how they affect your practice. Among the areas to be covered:

  • Computers 101—what do all the terms mean?
  • Overview of the tools used by forensic examiners
  • Where does the information exist—within the device, on a network, or in the cloud—and why it matters
  • What are the Fourth Amendment implications?
  • How to determine if the evidence is admissible
  • How to determine if the evidence is authentic

And much more!





Hon. Tanya Bullock, Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court  / Virginia Beach
Det. Patrick Henderson, Virginia Beach Police Department / Virginia Beach

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