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When to Hire a Computer Expert Witness

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Interhack founder Matt Curtin and Specialist Chris Shiflet present When to Hire a Computer Expert Witness in a continuing legal education course for attorneys.

Abstract

Experts are becoming increasingly involved in the litigation process. Beyond traditional expert testimony, expert consultation with litigators has become vital in what were once simple phases of litigation, including those now complicated by advances in technology.

A prime example is the complexity introduced by electronic discovery. Case after case demonstrates that when attorneys fail to cope with the additional technicalities, severe consequences can result, ranging from sanctions to adverse inferences and worse.

This CLE event will explain how experts can be used in litigation, both as consultants and for testimony. It will include interactive examples taken from the practice of a forensic computer scientist, and will help practitioners to understand when an expert can be most effective in furthering a case. It will also explain how discovery rules differ when experts are used in different roles.

Appearances

November 14, 2008—Columbus Bar Association
See the CBA Calendar of Events to register for this session.
January 21, 2009—Warren County Bar Association

Schedule This Program in Your Organization

Interhack delivers presentations for CLE and CJE credit. If you would like to schedule this or another Interhack presentation in your association or law firm, please contact us for rates and availability.

About Interhack

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Interhack Corporation is a professional services firm with clients all over North America. Founded in 1997 by a team of information security researchers, Interhack accepted the mission to make global computing and communications infrastructures worthy of trust. Interhack's two practice areas, Information Assurance and Forensic Computing, support that mission. The company is a supporting member of The Usenix Association. Additional information about Interhack is available at web.interhack.com.