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Upcoming Webinar — “Digital Forensics and Child Pornography”

May 13, 2016, from 11am to 2pm.

Registration Is Now Open


douglas-photo-fsl-525x800In October, I was asked by the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to develop and present a lecture on October 18, 2015 on “Digital Forensics and Child Pornography” I will be presenting a half-day version of this seminar to the Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on December 6, 2015.

This lecture will cover three topics:

First, how child pornography is created, distributed, and received by individuals;

Second, the process and procedures of computer forensics, to assist defense attorneys in evaluating government forensics reports, conducting more thorough depositions, and preparing effective cross-examination of government experts; and

Third, possible defenses, to enable attorneys to help their clients realistically assess the strength of their case.

I will be presenting a 3-hour online version of this seminar from 11am – 2pm EST on Friday, May 13, 2016. The cost is $75 per person. There are a limited number of virtual seat available.

Click here to register now for the webinar.

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Computer forensics

is a process for identifying and recovering potentially relevant evidence from electronic devices (hard drives, flash drives, smartphones, etc.), including data that may have been accidentally or intentionally deleted. It is rapidly becoming a multi-billion dollar industry, and is an increasingly important consideration in nearly every type of litigation, including:

  • Criminal law;
  • Domestic relations;
  • Corporate litigation;
  • Labor law; and
  • Intellectual property.

I have provided computer forensic services and expert consultation to attorneys, organizations, and government agencies for the past decade, in a wide variety of cases: domestic disputes, stalking, embezzlement, municipal zoning, obscenity, child pornography, and murder.

In addition to my forensic services, I am also available to lecture on the law of computer forensics, the impact of emerging technologies, and the privacy implications of computer forensics and electronic discovery. Please contact me if you would like additional information about my services.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements


  • Alaska Society for Education in Technology, Anchorage, AK, 27 June 2016. Keynote address on the issues discussed inCybertraps for the Young.
  • Illinois State PTA Annual Conference, Schaumberg, IL, 9 June 2016. Keynote address on the issues discussed in Cybertraps for the Young.
  • Kentucky Bullying Prevention Symposium, 19 June 2016. Presentation on the cyber-aspects of bullying.
  • Kentucky Education Law Symposium, 7 July 2016. Presentation on issues discussed in Cybertraps for the Young.
  • Kentucky Victor over Violence Conference, 11 July 2016. Presentation on cyberbullying, sexting, and other school cyber issues.


To schedule a presentation on any of these topics, or to have a lecture tailored to your organization’s interests or needs, click here to contact me.

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Recent Computer-Related Lectures and Seminars

  • “Fast and Free Online Legal Research for Your Legal Practice,” National Business Institute, Burlington, VT, May 30, 2016. Presented half-day lecture on practical uses of the Internet for attorneys.
  • “Computer Forensics 101,” Public Defender Conference, Glade Springs, WV, May 16, 2016. An overview of the basics of computer forensics for West Virginia public defenders.
  • “Computer Forensics 101,” Chittenden County Public Defenders, Burlington, VT, April 24, 2016. Seminar on the basics of computer forensics and computer forensics reports.
  • “The World Wide Bathroom Wall,” Arizona School Boards Association Annual Law Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 9, 2016. Seminar presentation with Michelle G. Parker, Esq., et al. on teacher-student boundaries in the cyber age.
  • “LimeWire Made Me Do It — And Other Digital Excuses,” Federal Public Defenders, Middle & Eastern Districts of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, March 30, 2016. Seminar on the technical and legal issues related to peer-to-peer file sharing in criminal cases.
  • “Can You See Me Now? The Growing Problem of Sexting in the Public Schools,” Catawba County Schools, Newton, NC, February 28, 2016. Day-long professional development for administrators, teachers, and parents on the dangers of sexting and measures that can be taken to prevent it.
  • “Limewire Made Me Do It — and Other Digital Follies,” Office of the Federal Public Defender, Washington, D.C., Feb 5, 2016. Presentation to federal public defenders on peer-to-peer software technology, Internet caches, and other computer-related topics in obscenity and child pornography cases.
  • Censorship, University of Vermont, January 20, 2016. Visiting lecture on the right to privacy in American society.
  • “Can You See Me Now? The Growing Problem of Sexting in the Public Schools,” National School Board Association Annual Conference, McCormick Place-West Convention Center, Chicago, IL, January 11, 2016. Lecture on the rapidly-growing phenomenon of sexting among middle and high school students around the country.
  • “Social Media: The Undiscovered Country,” Vermont Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, Burlington, VT, January 19, 2010. Participated in panel discussion of various aspects of social media for attorneys, including First Amendment and computer forensics issues.
  • “Living in a Wired World: Can Personal Privacy Survive in the 21st Century?”, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID, December 10, 2015. Lecture and booksigning for American Privacy: The 400-Year-History of Our Most Contested Right.
  • “Living in a Wired World: Can Privacy Survive in the 21st Century?”, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, November 18, 2015. Lecture on the impact of technology on student privacy and book-signing for American Privacy: The Four-Hundred-Year History of Our Most Contested Right.
  • “A Knock at the Door: Three Centuries of Governmental Search and Seizure,” Bostonian Society, Old State House Museum, Boston, MA, November 4, 2015. Moderated and participate in a panel discussion on writs of assistance and book-signing forAmerican Privacy: The Four-Hundred-Year History of Our Most Contested Right.
  • Digital Forensics Association, Champlain College, Burlington, VT, October 21, 2015. Guest lecture on American Privacy and trends in student privacy.
  • “LimeWire Made Me Do It: And Other Digital Follies,” 2009 Federal Criminal Defense Seminar, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, October 9, 2015. Presented hour-long lecture on the technology of peer-to-peer software and related legal issues, including search and seizure, possession, and intent to distribute contraband.


Click here for a complete list of seminars and lectures.

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How to Properly Care for an iPhone 6 Handset

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Caring for an iPhone 6 handset is no different from the usual care that any phone owner should have for his handset. Most phone owners believe a shock proof casing is a must on any handset, especially those that command quite a price like the iPhone 6.  No owner would like to see his handset dropping on the floor accidentally, or getting thrown by his child out of playfulness without the adequate protection of a shock-proof cover.

Shock proof covers are mostly available in mobile phone accessories shops, but it is of course best to buy one that is made by the same manufacturer. With this the handset owner can be sure that all the features of the shock-proof casing are compatible with that of the mobile phone unit. When an owner buys an accessory from unofficial producers, he runs the risk of buying something that is not perfectly suited for the phone or the particular model. Ike the possibility that the charger will not fit thee slits or openings in the shock proof casing. Or that there is no opening that could accommodate an ear phone jack.

Another way to properly care for an iPhone 6 handset is to ensure that it will not come into contact with water or even moisture. Dampness, as well as water droppings, or worse being submerged in water will not only damage the iPhone, it can also void the warranty. So iPhone 6 owners may want to ensure that whenever they eat or drink with their iPhones on the table, the handset should have enough distance from possible liquid spills.

It is also best to ensure that mobile Phones like the iPhone 6 are kept far from children’s reach Apart from the fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend zero gadget exposure for babies two years old and below, babies and toddlers are notorious for damaging mobile phones by dropping them, drooling on them, hitting it with a hard object, or even using it to hit another object, and of course submerging it on water or pouring liquids on it. It will be best to keep phones away from children.

Another safe handling procedure that iPhone 6 Owners may want to have in mind is to use a screen protector for the IPhone. And while such will not totally eliminate the risk of scratches, or breakage, it can at least “soften the blow” on the LCD screen when it suddenly hits something or rubs off into something abrasive that can cause damage.

Another way to care for an IPhone 6 is to keep it away from prying hands. Cellphone theft is so rampant, that mobile phones should not be left unattended even in public places. Some phone owners who have lost their cellphones reported that their cellphone disappeared literally under their noses as prying eyes and quick hands take their phones away from them. Apart from being vigilant and extra careful, signing up for a mobile phone insurance is always a great idea, and so is constant backing up of phone data. iPhone 5 repair San Diego View More

To sum up here are some proper care tips for an IPhone 6 (or any similar high-end hone for that matter):

  1. Use shock proof casing that is intended for the handset, and as much as possible from the same manufacturer.
  2. Protect it from liquid sills and possible water damage.
  3. Keep it away from children’s reach.
  4. Use a screen protector.
  5. Be vigilant against mobile phone thieves

Should an owner encounter an issue with his IPhone 6, it is best to have it assessed and repaired by a well-trained expert and Best iPhone Repair San Diego so as not to permanently damage the handset and at the same time salvage the data on it that has yet to be backed up.