The National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) investigates the intersection of legal investigation and technology at their 2018 conference
By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
Some of the highest skilled investigators in the industry will converge with some of the best technical minds June 21 - 22nd at the 2018 National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) conference in West Chester, Ohio.
See also: Digital forensics for Denver attorneys and private investigators
Senior Digital Forensic Engineer, Pete Myers will be walking participants through video forensics/Image processing, vehicle system forensics, household appliance extraction and a social media extraction that includes what you can do if a cellphone has been destroyed or lost.
Food and beverages are rolled into the conference fee which means after Kane County Public Defender, Kelli M. Childress' “Seeing is Believing. Or is it? Understanding and Mitigating False Confidence in Witnesses" presentation you'll get to enjoy food and beverages at no additional cost.
Toonari CEO, Karhrman Ziegenbein will also give a dark web demo highlighting how criminal defense investigators can conduct safe and effective online research using anonymity tools.
Why the tech savvy surplus? Technology is the focus of NALI's 2018 conference and you have until 5/21 to secure the early bird registration for non-members at $299. The membership rate is $245.
Besides the lower conference fee what are the advantages of membership? According to Executive Director, Val Vail-Shirey the daily job opportunities posted on an internal list server is a huge draw for members looking to grow their clientele by collaborating with other members. As an example, Vail-Shirey's says "a member in Phoenix may post for a member in Boston to assist with a court record search."
Yes, there are public job postings on Indeed.com and Linkedin however these specific job opportunities are only shared with with NALI's 340 person network and are vetted for relevance and therefore more likely to have a better outcome. Another benefit the organization offers is their relatively new Certified Legal Investigators (CLI) accreditation and license management program.
Ohio may seem far but think of it this way: Coloradans flying out of DIA will reach Cincinnati in less than three hours and the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester (where the conference rate for a Single/Double is only $119) is just half an hour from the airport.
Here's yet another way to think of it: if you're based in Lakewood, Broomfield, Englewood, Fort Collins or somewhere on the Eastern Plains then traveling as the bird flies will get you to the convergence of the best minds in the private investigator industry in about the time it would take you to drive from Denver to Trinidad or Grand Junction and driving to Mesa Verde would take longer than flying to Ohio would take. Because that's how the west rolls.
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