Investigators or Information Providers?
In recent years the growth of social media groups serving as networking resources for PIs has become a misinformation disappointment. Recently, and certainly not new – in fact, too often and regularly – we see an investigator ask for assistance, only to find a fraction of responders giving advice that gives you goosebumps.
Please visit - www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/Investigators-or-Information-Providers
Colorado passed mandatory licensing of private investigators in 2015. There were two purposes - 1) consumer protection; and 2) elevate the standards of private investigation in Colorado. With the guidance of PPIAC, the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, this was accomplished without a barrier to entering the profession, and without any burdensome requirements. A name and fingerprint background check by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and FBI are required, as is the passing of a jurisprudence exam.
We are proud to display our renewed Colorado licenses, as well as our Cheyenne WY license (the only requirement in WY).
In addition, this program and law is now in sunset review. We support PPIAC is continuing this program. If you, as a client or colleague, would also support the future of licensing in Colorado, please contact our office with how you can help - associates@DeathCaseReview.com or (970) 480-7793 - thanks! Some highlights of why this licensure is important to consumers and investigators:
- Background check and jurisprudence exam;
- Bond of $10,000 for consumer protection (our agency also maintains liability insurance);
- Contract requiring disclosure of services, fee, and verbal or written report;
- Standards of practice for Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality, Recordkeeping, and Advertising;
- Prohibits use of any law enforcement equipment – uniforms, badges, emergency lights, etc.; and
- Prohibits engaging in any illegal or unethical conduct, or discrimination.
NALI's annual conference is July 18th & 19th in Philadelphia PA! Dean will be joined by friend and fellow CLI, Jon Colvin, to present "Civil Conundrum: From Wrongful Death to Moment of Truth" and their investigation into the death of Phoenix AZ police Sgt. Sean Drenth.
Details and registration at www.NALI.com
Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC) – Fall Academy
CDITC will be holding its fall academy in Jenson Beach, FL for a full week from 09/09 to 09/13.
The curriculum will be:
Mon & Tue - Component Method - CCDI
Wed & Thu - Forensic Science - CFSI
Friday - Serious Bodily Injury / Death Investigations - Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI
Attendance of all days may qualify the student to test for the CCDI (Certified Criminal Defense Investigator) and CFSI (Certified Forensic Science Investigator) designations.
Details and registration at www.DefenseInvestigator.com/cdiacademyprogram.html
Current information on our primary agency website for services, forms, and CVs.
-- About Us - www.DeathCaseReview.com/about-us.html
-- Our Services - www.DeathCaseReview.com/our-services.html
-- Dean's CV - http://dab-cv.DeathCaseReview.com
-- Karen's CV - http://ksb-cv.DeathCaseReview.com
Karen provides Subject Matter Expertise on all Equivocal Deaths, and Dean has provided expert consultations nationwide since 2010. He has been recognized by Colorado courts in Forensic and Medicolegal Death Investigations generally in "the totality of the circumstances of the fatal or non-fatal event and the competency of the official investigation, with respect to death investigation protocol and standards."
Specific non-medical testimony has included as an expert in the areas of:
- Injury, wound before morphology, how wounds are created, mechanics of single edged instruments, bilateral edged instruments, and mechanics of puncture wounds.
- Expert in criminal and forensic investigations, including death investigation and protocol standards as well as related death investigation and injury causation; and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
- Patterned Injury Analysis
- Private Investigation Protocols
- Background Records and Investigations
-- Proud to be licensed in Colorado
-- National Association of Legal Investigations (NALI) - speaking engagement
-- Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC) - Fall Academy lecture engagement
-- New Commentary: Investigators or Information Providers?
-- Agency Information and Principal CVs
-- Commentary from the blog archives of AFI-LLC
- LaPorte investigative team takes pride in helping victims
- What is the value of hiring a PI for background checks and investigations?
- What are Equivocal Death Investigations and Equivocal Death Analysis?
- Scene Investigations - Conducting vs. Completing the Investigative Process
-- Book Available – ‘Death and Serious Bodily Injury Investigation for the Professional Investigator'
-- Case Studies from AFI-LLC
- False Reports of Victim to Attorney
- Attempted Homicide and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
-- Expert Affiliations
-- Tidbits From Our Profession – Association Conferences and Events
-- Associations and News
-- News From Our Profession
- Associates in Forensic Investigations leads to dismissal of homicide
- PI Magazine group starts new magazine – Unsolved
- TV, Movies, and Books are entertainment – fiction
- Using drones for private investigations – surveillance
-- Legislative News You Can Use... from NCISS
- NCISS The eAdvocate
- NCISS Mid-Term Meeting Joins Michigan Council of Private Investigators Annual Conference in September
- Privacy Special Report
- Now Available - 2nd Quarter NCISS Member Directory and Member Guide
-- The Quint-Essential Qualities of a Professional Investigator
-- IN CLOSING...
Rocky Mountain West Agency owned by
Dean A. Beers, CLI CCDI CFI-FTER and Karen S. Beers, BSW CCDI CFI-FTER
We provide Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Personal Injury, Negligence & Death in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation. We are Subject Matter Experts in Equivocal Death Investigation and Analysis, Medicolegal Investigations of Death and Serious Bodily Injury.
Based in the Rocky Mountain West, we provide expert analysis and consultations nationally. Learn details at www.DeathCaseReview.com
Keep up with the current events of our agency and profession through our blog. Dating back to the fall of 2011, there are dozens of articles, tips and resources for professional investigators.
LaPorte investigative team takes pride in helping victims (10/13/2011)
Although we moved from LaPorte in 2012, this newspaper article tells of our passion. It is also interesting that following our NCISS Hit the Hill trip to Washington DC in late April, we were dubbed “Team Beers – two Beers are better than one”…
The local newspaper did this business profile on us - published Monday 10/10/2011. Although we did not choose the title, interestingly they chose to describe us as a 'team', our first emphasis, and 'pride', our second emphasis. PRIDE is an acronym we use for Professional Reliable Investigators Defining Excellence.
-- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/laporte-investigative-ieam-takes-pride-in-helping-victims
What is the value of hiring a PI for background checks and investigations? (12/09/2011)
Over the years it has been increasingly easy for the private citizen to check the backgrounds of other individuals at little to no cost. In many states various public records have been made more available directly, or by data services reselling data. At the same time there have been more restrictions on records that can be accessed, often requiring a PI license, or redacted considerably or completed banned from access. One record that is easy and free, in most jurisdictions and via online sources are the sex offender registrations - from local to national. But, each of these resources does no good if not used, used improperly or not verified.
-- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/what-is-the-value-of-hiring-a-pi-for-background-checks-and-investigations
What are Equivocal Death Investigations and Equivocal Death Analysis? (01/01/2012)
What does it mean to conduct an Equivocal Death Investigation or Analysis (EDI, EDA)? We get asked this question time and time again. An Equivocal Death Investigation is an in depth investigation into a death that has lingering questions. Many families have come to us for help in understanding the circumstances surrounding a loved ones death. The manners of death can be classified as any of the following: homicide, suicide, natural, accident or undetermined. Sometimes the family/loved one of the deceased individual does not agree with the final determination and have a yearning for more answers.
-- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/what-is-an-equivocal-death-investigationanalysis
Scene Investigations - Conducting vs. Completing the Investigative Process (02/29/2012)
As investigators we get the opportunity to investigate all aspects of a case. Sometimes a case may require some scene work. Even if at first it appears that the case does not require a visit to the scene, if you have the opportunity, it is always recommended to go back where the event first began. Whether the case involves a death, a motor vehicle accident, or some type of crime, take the extra time, go that extra mile and visit the scene. You might be surprised once you visit the scene to find out that something could not have occurred the way the witness, victim or police officer claims. It is best not to rely on others to do the work you need to do yourself. You are the investigator, and someone is depending on you to see, hear, and get an overall feel of what the scene was like.
-- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/scene-investigating
We believe that medicolegal investigation and consultation is a team effort. Stephen Cina MD and Harold Schueler PhD are our agency affiliated experts in our respective fields offering our clients comprehensive medicolegal services.
Dr. Cina, has returned to being based in Colorado, is the former Chief Medical Examiner of Cook County IL. and now provides contract and independent forensic autopsies and consultations. We trained under, and worked with Dr. Cina, since our positions as Deputy Coroners.
Dr. Schueler is now a profession at mid-Atlantic university, and is the former Chief Forensic Toxicologist of a large mid-Atlantic metropolitan area.
We are proud of our working relationship with Dr. Cina, since 2002 and Dr. Schueler since 2010. Contact our office to consult on medicolegal death and injury causation. The CVs of both Dr. Cina and Dr. Schueler are available by Contacting Us
Through our colleagues, we also offer direct referrals from our Affiliated Experts Referral Program - contact our office for more details and direct referrals!
AFI-LLC is offering our latest - and very detailed book (over 200 pages) - on Investigating Death & Serious Bodily Injuries for civil or criminal cases, "Death and Serious Bodily Injury Investigation for the Professional Investigator" by Dean & Karen Beers.
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This guide is over 200 pages and includes the core of our distance learning course manual. It includes over 20 additional forensic, death and serious bodily injury based articles. You will learn how to conduct death and SBI investigations to better advise your client, and prepare the case for expert consultation - and we are prepared to be your affiliated experts!
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We are often asked about the types of traumatic injury and death cases we review - from family equivocal deaths to civil and criminal cases for attorneys and investigators. Each month we will present two previous cases - of hundreds - with a variety of circumstances, evidence, and conclusions.
False Reports of Victim to Attorney
Our agency was retained by an attorney to review the official records, reports and photographs of a reported student peer-to-peer sex assault at high school. Filed in federal court, allegations included teacher witnessed bullying, forced rape, failure to report by school authorities, failure to investigate by law enforcement, and victim self-reported inability to get pregnant due to sustained injuries from rape.
The investigation was hampered due to the successful petitioning of the school district to restrict access of law enforcement records of the official investigation. Within the witness contacts made, the assigned School Resource Officer agreed to speak with us. His interview fully contradicted the allegations of the victim and brought unreported and underreported facts to our attention. Following this disclosure, legal counsel prohibited further contact with the SRO, any school personnel and law enforcement officers.
Interviews of students, including those not disclosed by the victim, determined - as also reported by the SRO - that the
teacher witnessed bullying did not occur. A recent event of mutual fighting had recently occurred between the victim and a student she identified as bullying her. All reported circumstances were consistent with each other - but inconsistent with the reports of the victim.
There were several factual discrepancies with the report of forced rape. Available and developed information found inconsistencies with time - including the school was closed on the initial incident date reported and then changed. The allegations also included the victim was forced to smoke marijuana, her only time, with the male student prior to the rape, making her vulnerable.
The victim asserted there was a failure to comply with mandatory reporting by school authorities and a failure to investigate by law enforcement. This was determined to be false - as available records show the victim was at school for two days, following a holiday (the day the incident happened by initial report). The SRO was not at school the first day following the holiday, and the student reported the incident directly to him the first day he returned to his SRO assignment. Further, limited information released by the law enforcement agency found the investigation started with the SRO contacting the reported perpetrator by phone - as he was absent that week. The victim had factually reported this student had transferred from another school and seemed absent more often than present. The victim further reported this male student was 20 years old and was in his last year being able to attend public school. This age difference is important to possible criminal charges. It was determined in required disclosures this student was 17 years old, and only one year older than the victim.
The victim did not report to a hospital or medical facility following the rape, which she described as causing such devastating injury, she was unable to get pregnant. Social media investigation found multiple profiles for the victim, including one showing her pregnant and having several posts and updates of her pregnancy.
In providing our verbal report to the attorney-client, he was in total disbelief as to each issue we found to be false. His strongest objection was of our findings his client was pregnant. The town is small and he had known the family many years - but had not personally met his client in recent months. Following our meeting, our services were not further requested.
We learned the victim agreed to an undisclosed monetary settlement several months after our findings.
It was not our intention to determine the false allegations of the victim. However, it is our intention to find and report facts. Regardless of our attorney-client disbelieving our documented findings, we had a professional and ethical duty to report our findings. What he did - or did not - do with them is unknown to us, and often is.
Attempted Homicide and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Our agency’s most common investigations and consultations involve death and injury causation, and analysis of the integrity of the official investigation and evidence. Two parties were involved, the resident (Defendant – occupant) and his friend (non-occupant).
The friend drove a distance to visit the defendant at his home. They were consuming alcohol and playing video games when an altercations ensued. The non-resident was stabbed with a kitchen knife in the face and chest. Although not fatal, the latter was potentially fatal. While driving himself to the hospital he called 911, and concurrently the resident also did. They each reported the altercation and injuries, but events leading to this were different.
The non-resident reported he had not consumed any alcohol and only the resident did. He further reported that the resident became upset and the altercation followed, with the resident grabbing the knife and swinging at the non-resident three times with a kitchen knife and striking him twice. The resident reported that he had not consumed any alcohol and only the non-resident did, and that it was the non-resident who became upset over the video game. He further stated it was the non-resident who found a kitchen knife and attempted to stab the resident. He was able to grab the knife and turn it on the non-resident to defend himself.
The defendant was charged with multiple felonies with a deadly weapon.
Key evidence were medical records showing intoxication and hospital detox admission of the non-occupant, law enforcement falsely reporting and grossly exaggerating the nature of the injuries, and failing to report the defendant had not been drinking. All evidence conflicted with the non-occupant and supported the defendant.
After careful review of the records, reports, and photographs, we were able to demonstrate the mishandling of evidence, overcharging and lack of charges against the reporting victim - who initiated the event.
The plea agreement dismissed the felony charges and no jail time.
As legal investigators and expert consultants, we are only concerned with the evidentiary facts. We were glad to learn that our review was instrumental in the prosecution offering a plea that was appropriate to the event and evidence for all parties.
This new and relevant information, was material an outcome in the best interests of all involved. The complex case took extensive AFI-LLC team work to review the records and reports provided in disclosure, as well as extensive research. This revealed the relevant evidence (and lack or destruction thereof) which enabled an informed decision making process. The rights and personal integrity of all involved were ultimately protected.
Learn the concepts and protocols of investigating injury causation and death, and protocols of the forensic autopsy and findings of the autopsy in the final report.
This distance learning course provides the insight necessary to understanding the importance of injury causation to the death investigation. This will transition into the reviewing and comprehending the autopsy findings presented in the final autopsy report.
If you are involved in legal investigations of civil, criminal or probate litigation, this is a valuable course.
Do you have news of your associations and members to share? Please let us know!
An association events calendar and information is at www.NCISS.org/event-calendar
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) Annual Conference
07/17-07/20 – San Antonio TX
Details at www.TALI.org
National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) Annual Conference
07/18-07/19 – Philadelphia PA
Details at www.NALI.com
Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC) Annual Conference
07/24-07/26 – Colorado Springs CO
Details at www.PPIAC.org
NCISS Mid-Term and Michigan Council of Private Investigators (MCPI) Annual Conference
DATES – LOCATION
Details at www.NCISS.org and www.MCPIhome.com
We are dedicated ambassadors to our profession and work within several associations with others to continually protect and improve our profession and resources, as well as networking and continuing education opportunities.
Professional Private investigations Association of Colorado (www.PPIAC.org) Monthly meetings, including a training speaker, are the first Wednesday of each month, usually in the Denver metro area. PPIAC continues to hold specialized training sessions for new and veteran investigators, and also specific to the new licensing program.
We are excited to share this upcoming training program for all Rocky Mountain region investigators... DO NOT miss this opportunity!
Hosted by the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, we are pleased to also participate in providing some of the seminars.
PPIAC annual conference has moved from the fall to early summer to honor Private Investigators Day on July 24th. The event will begin with a pre-conference full day of OSINT with Cynthia Hetherington (separate registration and fee) on 07/24, followed by two days of seminar speakers and topics attendees have come to expect and commend of PPIAC - 07/25 to 07/26. Block your calendars now. The venue will be in beautiful Colorado Springs - a destination to plan a couple extra days of vacation!
National Association of Legal Investigators (www.NALI.com)
NALI is the premier association for legal investigators for civil plaintiff and criminal defense, and oversees the prestigious Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) program. Experience is required to join and all members are subject to a background check.
Legal Investigators working cases for civil plaintiff or criminal defense - join the National Association of Legal Investigators! (http://nalionline.org/become-a-member - please contact our office and use us as a reference on the application)
The current issue of NALI's official journal - The Legal Investigator - is now available online at www.nalionline.org/publications.htm
National Council of Investigation and Security Services (www.NCISS.org)
Each day we find an increasing number of problems confronting the orderly growth of our profession. These problems include, among others: overly restrictive legislation regarding training and standards, proliferation of legislation requiring local licensing, public misunderstanding and misinformation on the role and contribution of private investigators and security services, and an uninformed media. It is the role of NCISS to meet and solve these problems while seeking to uncover and recommend action on any hidden potential problems which may have an effect on our profession.
Karen is the NCISS Executive Director, and and oversees the day-to-day operations of the association and members, working closing with the Executive Committee and Board to advocate for the investigative and security professions.
The current issue of NCISS's official journal - Your Advocate - is available online at www.nciss.org/your-advocate
Special news and alerts are at www.nciss.org/important-nciss-news
World Association of Detectives (www.WAD.net)
W.A.D. is a global alliance of investigators and security professionals with origins dating back to 1921 and formalized in 1925. W.A.D. is the longest established and largest association of its kind in the world.
Karen is the W.A.D. Administrative Manager, and Dean is the Governor of the Americas (North, Central and South America). Together we work to further the mission of W.A.D. and provide resources to clients needing assistance in these regions.
The current issue of WAD's official newsletter - Beyond Global - is available online at www.wad.net/newsletters-beyond-global
Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (www.CDITCtraining.com)
CDITC is a national training program and association of investigators devoted to criminal defense, and defense our Constitution - one case at at time, through the 'Component Method' by founder and National Director, Brandon Perron, CCCDI. Available training and certifications include the Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDIs), Certified Forensic Interviewer - Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery (CFI-FTER), and the Certified Forensic Science Investigator (CFSI) programs.
Dean is a Faculty Board Advisor, and both Dean and Karen are CCDIs and CFI-FTERs, and are finalizing their examinations for the CFSI.
Additional memberships include FALI (FL), TALI (TX) and CALI (CA) state associations, National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), Mensa, and other associations (see right sidebar).
If your association has news, please send it to us for inclusion in our newsletter.
Associates in Forensic Investigations leads to dismissal of homicide
We have been working on a 1st Degree Homicide defense for nearly a year. There were serious issues with the investigation and evidence - which supported suicide, and no other involved persons or any assault.
The trial was scheduled to start Monday and was dismissed by a quiet filing today - didn't even tell the defense attorneys.
It was not until our memo, and the prosecution's interview of another defense expert was it seen to not be homicide.
We know and respect the other expert well; however, we did not know of their involvement - as we are never told about other consulting experts). As we were told, the defense appreciated experts who told them the truth - good and bad - and, although unknown to each other, reached the same conclusions.
There are several nuances to this (evidence, chain of custody, etc.), which would have been raised at trial. Most important, it was not a homicide - and that's why it was finally dismissed.
- read the letter from the Colorado Public Defender team at www.DeathCaseReview.com/Dismissed-Homicide.html
PI Magazine group starts new magazine – Unsolved
The magazine of the citizen detective – become part of the investigation and solution
TV, Movies, and Books are entertainment – fiction
We like a good show, movie and book as much as the next one, especially related to our profession. On a recent binge watch of a series, this was the scene:
Female found at a computer with a suicide note (stating her husband was murdered, she can't go on living). Two FBI agents discussing homicide vs suicide.
Agent - "And if he’s wrong, and she really was killed? I mean, look at all that blood. That tells me that someone cut her wrists while she was still alive."
- back to reality... what is your opinion?
Using drones for private investigations – surveillance
As we have been sharing in our agency online commentary lately, this is another example of when a PI should be very aware of the laws, regulations, and ethics they are obligated to.
Q - Have any of you used a drone for surveillance on a subject in someone’s backyard that you wouldn’t normally be able to get footage of otherwise?
A - Illegal... everywhere, including FAA. The. End.
Q - What are the regs regarding in a public place?
A – It is not a public place - its someone's back yard, in which they have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Moreover, the FAA regs (and a license is required to use a drone) specify this - including the air space above.
The use of a drone requires a license under 107 of the FAA regulations. If you, or your investigator – including law enforcement – are using a drone for any purpose without the 107 FAA license, they are in violation of federal regulations and the evidence is not admissible.
Like GPS and other technologies, each state may vary. Thanks to Bob Wigley (Distinctive Investigations, Navarre FL), here is the Florida statute that covers use of drones. In a nutshell, most of the reasons that PIs would use a drone for are outlined as prohibited.
934.50 4(d) exceptions to prohibited use states
(d) By a person or an entity engaged in a business or profession licensed by the state, or by an agent, employee, or contractor thereof, if the drone is used only to perform reasonable tasks within the scope of practice or activities permitted under such person’s or entity’s license. However, this exception does not apply to a profession in which the licensee’s authorized scope of practice includes obtaining information about the identity, habits, conduct, movements, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, reputation, or character of any society, person, or group of persons.
Legislative News You Can Use... from NCISS
Your NCISS Board and members recently returned from the Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill event - representing over 10 states and making over 110 appointments with Senators and Representatives. Here is what was shared at each appointment - www.nciss.org/Congress
NCISS bi-monthly Member eNewsletter for May / June 2019
In this issue - visit https://conta.cc/2ECtM9i:
- From the President
- Executive Director / Administrative Office Contact Information
- NCISS Elections, Hit the Hill Update and Experiences
- NCISS Mid-Term Meeting hosted by MCPI Annual Training Conference
- Legislative News & Activity from Lobbyit and Privacy Special Report
- Passing of Dale Wunderlich, NCISS Past President
- NCISS Updates and Member News
- Association Conferences
- Welcome New NCISS Members
- 2019 2nd Quarter Member Directory Available
- and More!
PRIVACY SPECIAL REPORT
As an Investigator, Security Agency, Process Server, or related professional… have you benefited from:
- Having access to driving records and motor vehicle information from your state DMV and private data providers?
- Having access to databases with permissible purposes under the GLBA?
- Having access to Social Security Numbers, Birthdates, Address History and other important information, including credit reports?
- Carry a firearm in the course of your professional duties?
- Having the ability to use a pretext for undercover operations, shopping services and other permissible purposes?
- Used the National Sex Offender Registry (Dru’s Law) for background investigations?
- Used GPS, drones and other modern technology in your investigations and security services?
How? Download and share this important Special Report from NCISS at www.nciss.org/Special-Report!
If you wonder what NCISS does for you, view NCISS as your insurance policy. You don’t make claims every day. When the big claim comes, and the upcoming privacy fight is that “claim,” you will want NCISS protecting you at every turn.
Please share with your colleagues - 2019 is going to be a challenging year for all of us.
NOW PUBLISHED! 2ND QUARTER MEMBER DIRECTORY AND MEMBER GUIDE
The updated 2nd quarter digital Member Directory and Member Guide is now available!
In each Directory and Guide:
- Getting Started
- NCISS Website Navigation and Member Profile page
- Member Login, Member Profile Settings, Dues Renewal
- USA Members
- Alphabetical by Last Name with full contact information
- International Members
- Alphabetical by Last Name with full contact information
- USA Members
- By State and Last Name with Agency, City & State
- Supporting Associations
- Alphabetical by State
- NCISS Member Guide
- NCISS Member Benefits and Savings
- Investigations and Value of Data Access
- About NCISS
- History of NCISS
- NCISS Board Members
- NCISS Member Ethics and Mission
- NCISS Awards
- NCISS Successes
- NCISS Bylaws
This Diectory will be updated as of April 30th 2019, for the 2nd Quarter; and updated each quarter. This Directory is also interactive with active links for email and domain addresses, as well as graphics to their sites.
PS - be sure to check past issues of the Your Advocate digital magazine at www.nciss.org/Your-Advocate
To stay current, please visit www.nciss.org/Important-NCISS-News
Skills Appropriate for the Assignment
Law firms and medical offices specialize - Professional Investigators also specialize. Their casework and continuing education should also be in your specialized areas.
Experience and Knowledge
Professional Investigators strive to maintain and further these. All professions have requirements of continuing education. The CLI and CCDI programs both require extensive compliance with continuing education.
Responsible and Ethical Conduct
Every component of the investigation has evidentiary considerations. Professional Investigators hold themselves to a higher standard and leaves no question as to the admissibility of their evidence. Information without ethics is not evidence.
With 30+ years of experience, we deliver value our clients require and the results only this experience brings. We specializes in the Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Personal Injuries, Negligence and Death in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation.
We provide investigations and consultations of any death or serious bodily injury case nationwide with the conveniences of modern technology and assistance of our local professional friends and colleagues.
In addition, we continue to provide Due Diligence Investigations of Individual Locates, Backgrounds and Assets & Liabilities, and Heirs / Relatives for your Civil, Criminal, Probate and Domestic Relations litigation. Additional information at www.DeathCaseReview.com/general-services.html
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