Identifying and Obtaining Evidence

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Overview

1.0 Credits
ONLINE

This course provides an overview of evidence identification and collection during legal matters and independent investigations. It includes the various duties a forensic accountant can be asked to provide for a client. Also reviewed is where evidence (both paper and electronic) can be found and how it should be treated and processed.

Objectives

  • Explain the different methods used to obtain and collect evidence during discovery
  • Describe how forensic accountants can be engaged by clients:

          -Nontestifying consultants
          -Request for production
          -Document identification
          -Interrogatories
          -Request for admissions
          -Depositions
          -Expert witnesses

  • Explain the document custody and preservation process and how documents should be treated and retained
  • Identify various locations where evidence can be found
  • Describe how electronic evidence is processed in a sound manner as part of the forensic accounting process
  • List public and private research sources that can assist during an investigation
  • Recall evidence-related legal terminology that one might encounter during a forensic accounting assignment

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