Digital Evidence 101

  • Friday, February 24, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • LawBank 1888 Sherman Street, Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80210
  • 8


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“Digital Evidence 101” is a 2-hour, largely non-technical, presentation. It highlights the many sources and various types of digital information that are available, and covers the fundamentals of obtaining, preserving, and analyzing that information such that authentic and admissible evidence results.

Its goal is to increase the baseline technical competence of attorneys and investigators, and help them become more comfortable utilizing digital evidence in their cases.

There are no suggested prerequisites for this presentation.

Attorneys who attend this presentation will receive 2 CLE credits.

Each attendee will receive a printed copy of the presentation.


“Digital Evidence 101” covers the following topics:

     What “digital evidence” refers to, in contrast to “tangible” evidence

     Key properties of evidence

     The wide variety of sources of digital information

     The many types of digital information that are stored, and who stores them

     Fundamental concepts that underpin digital evidence

     How technical and digital evidence expertise differ

     Common approaches for obtaining digital evidence

     Selected legal and ethical issues related to digital evidence collection

     Current challenges with digital evidence utilization


Chris Wells is the founder and principal of Scout Computer Forensics, Inc. He works as a digital forensic examiner and cyber-investigator, and consults on digital evidence-related issues. With more than thirty years’ of experience in the IT industry, Chris holds highly-respected industry certifications in computer and cell phone forensics, cybersecurity, and the law of data security and investigations. He has presented at the local, state, and national level on forensics and cybersecurity, and is frequently complimented on his ability to explain technical topics in easy-to-understand terms.

     The 2-hour session will be structured as follows:

     5-minute introduction by PPIAC

     100 minutes of presentation

     15 minutes for Q&A

     This is a special engagement and this session will be recorded. 

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