Three Reasons Why My Clients Should Love Technology

Video Conferencing

Over the years, we have become reliant on email and our cellphones for our communication needs, but never more than how much we rely on them today. These days, the internet and cellphone networks have allowed most of us to work far more efficiently. Without these advancements, we would spend more time and investment reaching… Read more »

My First Virtual Courtroom Experience

Virtual Courtroom

With the specter of the CCP virus hovering over our open courtrooms these days, districts here in California have opted to proceed with hearings and trials using internet media such as Zoom or Microsoft Meetings. I was recently called to testify as an expert witness in just such a trial. I found that a whole… Read more »

Hiring a Handwriting Expert for the First Time

Handwriting Experts

There is a first time for everything, including hiring experts. Attorneys are no different from the general public regarding their knowledge of who to hire and what to expect. Here are a few key elements to consider on your first venture into the handwriting genre: Understanding a Handwriting Expert According to the forensic community, a… Read more »

Help Your Document Examiner Help You

Professional Document Examiner in California

If you’re trying to determine if the handwriting or printing on your document is authentic or a result of disguise, then you should contact a professional document examiner. An expert examiner will help identify or eliminate your questioned documents. Before contacting your examiner, it will help if you define precisely how they can help you!… Read more »

Your Expert and the Daubert Challenge

I recently found this article from The Expert Institute about preparing for a Daubert Challenge with your expert. I thought it might provide some insight into the process.   Surviving a Daubert Challenge: 6 Tips for Success Rich Matthews and Mehjabeen Rahman, The Expert Institute Tuesday, November 1, 2016   Beat a Daubert challenge before… Read more »

Notary Fee Increase in CA

CA Assembly Bill 2217 Notary Law Update: CA Assembly Bill 2217 Summary: Assembly Bill 2217 raises the fees Notaries may charge for the first time since 1994. Signed: August 17, 2016 Effective: January 01, 2017 Chapter: 133 Affects: Amends Government Code Sections 8211 and 8223 Changes: Raises the maximum fee Notaries may charge for taking an acknowledgment… Read more »

New Office in Long Beach

In recent times, much of my consulting services have been provided for clients in the Los Angeles area. So, what better way to serve LA clients than to open an office that is conveniently located? I am happy to announce the opening of my new office in Long Beach, California. By adding this location, I… Read more »

Handwriting from a computer?

I just read on gizmodo.com that researchers at the University College London have developed new software that can “perfectly” replicate anyone’s handwriting. I suppose to a layperson, that sounds “perfectly” feasible. After all, computers can do a lot of things that we never would have dreamed of. But, I question how can a computer algorithm… Read more »

Always Get A Report

If you are planning on hiring an expert and you are on such a tight budget that you only want a verbal opinion, you should probably ask your boss for some overtime hours. It is always nice to find out what the expert has to offer in the way of support for an opinion. But,… Read more »

Certification – Not for the Faint of Heart

I am very proud to announce that I have successfully completed testing by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners required for certification. The letters, “D-ABFDE” that follow my name indicate that I am a Diplomate of ABFDE. By achieving this designation, I have been certified as having the necessary skills and qualifications to perform the duties of… Read more »