Video surveillance systems capture our life many times every day — on the street, in our jobs, and doing business in our neighborhoods. Attorneys must use this video evidence as opportunities to help their clients. To help attorneys with this growing body of media, NCAVF has developed a one-hour MCLE course, accredited by the State Bar of California.

This one hour class will educate attorneys about the full capabilities of their evidence; enhancing a single surveillance recording may completely change the course of a trial. In addition, there are new techniques in cross examining witnesses possible only with new audio and video technology.

Our MCLE course is titled Utilizing Video and Audio Evidence In Criminal and Civil Litigation. It focuses on many aspects of proper audio & video care and use in court. First, the class reviews California laws and common misunderstandings about admissibility of audio and video evidence. We provide an understanding of legal and illegal uses of such recordings. We then move further into the process of finding, handling, and preparing audio/video evidence for court.

This course also references cases NCAVF has played a major role in shaping. Throughout the presentation both audio and video examples are shown to clarify the potential enhancements that can be made to audio and video samples with high-tech software.

Most importantly, NCAVF goes over the challenges attorneys will face and crucial mistakes they can avoid when dealing with video evidence. We give our top 12 tips for finding, handling, and preparing audio and video evidence for court. These tips details successful ways to navigate the process; from finding footage on surveillance DVR machines, to the preparation and presentation of evidence by forensic experts.

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) refers to the approved continuing legal education required of California attorneys. Attorneys are required to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit every three years.
–The State Bar of California

Call us to setup an MCLE presentation in your office or a webcast conference seminar. It just might change how you handle audio and video evidence in court.