Video Presentations About Forensic Document Examination
Video is an excellent means of communicating concepts of forensic document examination. Mike is a member of National Speakers Association. He frequently speaks to Bar Associations, international forensic conferences, paralegal association conferences, and in other settings to legal and forensic professionals.
The list below contains examples of some of these presentations.
How to Hire a Forensic Examiner
The video below is the beginning of Mike’s video presentations to attorneys about how to hire a forensic expert witness for their case. This presentation approved by the State Bar of California for MCLE credit has been delivered to attorneys and at a paralegal conference.
Video Concepts of Forensic Document Examination
What is forensic document examination?
This is one of several video presentations to the annual conference of the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations in San Jose, California. The presentation was the first of the four delivered that day. The presentation set the concepts or the next three presentations about the different parts of forensic document examination.
This presentation is approved by the State Bar of California for MCLE credit has been delivered to attorneys and at a paralegal conference.
An Introduction to Forensic Document examination
This is one of several video presentations below is the beginning of a presentation to the California Association of Handwriting Analysts in Orange County, California. The presentation introduces the audience to the concepts of forensic documentation.
Altered deed of trust is an altered document
The video below is the during of a presentation to an MCLE presentation at the San Diego Law Library on April 13, 2017. This presentation is approved by the State Bar of California for MCLE credit has also been delivered to attorneys and at a paralegal conference.
An interspousal transfer deed transferred the husband’s portion of the property to the wife as part of a divorce settlement. The husband said the deed was fraudulent and not authentic. It was filed with the Los Angeles, CA recorder’s office. The husband’s attorney hired me to examine the deed to determine its authenticity. This presentation describes how I performed the examination.
Altered contract with cut-and-paste signatures
In this case I was retained by the defense. The plaintiff contended that the defendant failed to honor a contract. The document in question was part of the contract. The defendant claimed this page of the contract never existed. The defendant said she never saw the page and therefore, never signed the page. She admitted the signature appeard to be her signature. I was retained to examine the document to determine its authenticity. The defendant had only a photocopy. The plaintiff alleged the defendant possessed the original ink-signed contract.
A detailed examination revealed there would be no original ink-signed contract. Although I had only a photocopy, I was able to determine that the page was created by cutting signatures from other documents, placing them onto this typed document, then making a photocopy of the pasted-up document. Most likely, an unknown process was used to remove the indications of the paste-up fro the photocopy, followed by another photocopy. The video describes some of the method used to examine the document. The court declared the document was a forgery.
An altered birth certificate
A young woman wanted to apply for citizenship in the United States. When she submitted her birth certificate, her application was denied. She was told that her birth certificate was not valid. She came from a foreign country in which the government does not retain duplicates of birth certificates. As a result, she was unable to obtain a copy from the government. She retained me to learn whether the original text of the birth certificate could be learned. This video describes the alterations that were made to the birth certificate and the attempt to learn the original text. The video is a portion of an MCLE presentation at the San Diego Law Library on April 13, 2017.
Forensic tools Used by Forensic Document Examiners
The video below is the part of a presentation to the Riverside County Public Defender Investigators in Riverside, California.
Forensic document examiners use many tools when they work on a case. This video describes some of those tools. When you seek to retain a forensic document examiner, ask them what tools they use when performing a case. Make sure they have the proper tools needed for the specific case..