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 »

Thank you for your confidence

I have enjoyed meeting a great new group of clients and friends in my first two years of practice in the Inland Empire and I look forward to many more. Thank you for your confidence in my work. Those of you who know me, know that it is a labor of love. The office of… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Evidence

If you and your attorney(s) have decided to file a medical malpractice suit against a healthcare professional, be ready for a long and possibly arduous experience. It now becomes your responsibility to prove that he or she has not fulfilled the requisite professional responsibilities. Let’s leave the details for you and your attorney to discuss…. Read more »

Paralegals & Legal Secretaries Teamwork

Most legal clients do not recognize how much effort  goes into preparing and litigating civil cases. The itemized bill for professional services (other than the attorney’s) may be the only reminder they have that there is an entire team involved. Some matters include documents suspected of potential unauthorized changes or fraudulent signatures. Such documents can… Read more »

Word of the Month – Biometrics

The National Academy of Science has advised forensic experts to deliver measurable and reproducible results when submit evidence and opinions in court. As a result, I’ve noticed that forensic science has a new FFB (favorite forensic buzzword) – BIOMETRICS.   So, what the heck is biometrics, anyway? In the world of forensics it simply means, measurable characteristics… Read more »