CPD Half Day on Investigations

CPD Half Day on Investigations

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CPD Half Day on Investigations
Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | 9:00am - 12:15pm | In-person and by Webinar

This Investigations Half Day will contain three sessions tailored to legal professionals of all levels who want to learn more about internal investigations and forensics processes. These skilled presenters will deliver sessions focused on mitigating risk in investigations, finding digital evidence and data, and demonstrating these digital forensics in court.


Finding the Digital Evidence CSI Style
Session 1: 9:00am - 10:00am 
Presenter: Jean- Pierre Du Plessis - JP Forensics 
CPD: 1 CPD unit (Professional Skills)

Whether it is Civil or Criminal, most litigation matters these days contains some element of digital data.  This session will look at the various different digital forensic artifacts that are there to be harvested in order to either prove or disprove an allegation.  Whether it is an employee wrongfully taking a client list or someone being charged with acts of terrorism, there is most likely some digital forensic footprint that will assist Counsel in formulating a successful litigation strategy.  This session will focus largely on real case studies, providing the audience with a practical insight into how computer forensics can provide that smoking gun evidence all lawyers would love to obtain on behalf of their clients.

About the Presenter:
Jean-Pierre is a seasoned professional specialising in computer forensics, electronic discovery, fraud investigations and financial inquiries. With an extensive background spanning over two decades, he began his career with the South Africa Post Office as an Internal Auditor and later led forensic auditing and security investigations at Dorbyl Ltd. Jean-Pierre has since established himself as a trusted expert, offering advisory services to major corporations and appearing in court as an expert witness on cases ranging from white-collar crime to international espionage. In 2019, he founded his own independent forensic IT company JP Forensics and continues to expand his skills and expertise within the company. 

Mitigating Risks in Effective Internal Investigations
Session 2: 10:00am - 11:00am 
Presenter: Sarah McAlister, PKF Services
CPD: 1 CPD unit (Professional Skills/Business Skills)

This session is tailored for legal professionals seeking to navigate the complexities of internal investigations while minimising potential risks. Attendees will gain insights on identifying and managing legal and reputational risks. This will develop a deep understanding of best practices for conducting thorough and unbiased investigations.

About the Presenter:
Sarah has 27 years of expertise in law enforcement and investigations, with a decade dedicated to specialising in the field of integrity and corruption. She is a skilled investigator and highly trained interviewer. Sarah developed and delivered the ICAC Conduct Investigation Training Workshops for seven years, training external stakeholders and partner agencies in best practice investigation skills.

Digital Forensics is easy, until you have to demonstrate the science in court
Session 3: 11:15am - 12:15pm
Presenter: Matthew Sorell, Digital Forensic Sciences Australia
CPD: 1 CPD unit (Professional Skills)

In this presentation, we’ll take a look at a small range of digital records which are becoming increasingly important in Court. These include: mobile network records (from network service providers) and (from phone extractions) geolocation data, health data, and photograph metadata. But things are not always as they seem, and it is necessary to validate, cross-reference, and be aware of the limitations of what appears to be easily-interpreted evidence. Attendees will develop a critical awareness of questions surrounding timestamps, location evidence, and limitations of mobile network records.

About the Presenter:
Prof Matthew Sorell is CTO and Director of Digital Forensic Sciences Australia Pty Ltd, based in Adelaide, South Australia. He has been with the University of Adelaide since 1998 and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensic Science at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, in 2018. In 2019 he was appointed scientific advisor to the EU FORMOBILE-project.eu. In 2021 he was appointed Honorary Consul of Estonia in Adelaide. In 2023 he was general chair of DFRWS-APAC held in Singapore. Dr Sorell is a Court-recognized subject matter expert in Australia in mobile network records, health and geolocation data, wearable devices and multimedia provenance and authentication. 

Registration Fees:
Please note that these sessions will not be sold individually and can only be purchased as a bundle.
Platinum / GDLP / Student: $100
Members (admitted more than three years): $235
Members (Junior - admitted less than three years): $190
Non-Members: $345
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Wednesday, 10 July 2024

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ACDT

Law Society of South Australia
Level 10, Terrace Towers
178 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000