NADE Conferences:


Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3, 2015 - Nashville, Tennessee

Techniques Linking Forensic Document Examination and the Legal Profession: The Interface Between Document Examiners and Trial Attorneys

DOWNLOAD the full Pre-conference and Conference programs for details.
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Register EARLY to secure your room (hotel deadline is 3/8/15) and to get the Early Bird Conference Fee (Early Bird rate deadline is 2/16/15).


James J. Mangravitti, Jr., Esq. of SEAK ... How to Be an Effective Expert Witness

This will be a customized program for the National Association of Document Examiners.  SEAK is a continuing education, publishing and consulting company.  SEAK has trained well over 25,000 expert witnesses, physicians, lawyers, nurses, and other professionals and is the leading provider of Expert Witness Training and texts.

Executive Summary:
This is a small group, hands-on, fast-moving interactive workshop covering deposition, direct examination, and cross-examination skills. Attendees will learn how to become markedly more effective and significantly more valuable expert witnesses. Instruction will utilize four methods: lecture, questions & answers, videos of experts actually testifying in real cases, and mock trial demonstrations using student volunteers. The mock trial demonstrations are based upon a C.V. and sample report submitted in advance by each attendee. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in demonstrations and to receive constructive feedback as to how to improve their performance. In addition, each attendee will be provided with a content rich seminar manual.

Distinguished Faculty:

James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq., has trained thousands of expert witnesses. He has been brought onsite to train the experts of the FBI, IRS, Department of Defense and the United States Secret Service (document examiners). Mr. Mangraviti is a former litigator with experience in defense and plaintiff personal injury law and insurance law. He currently serves as Principal of SEAK, Inc. -The Expert Witness Training Company. Mr. Mangraviti received his BA degree in mathematics summa cum laude from Boston College and his JD degree cum laude from Boston College Law School. His publications include the texts The
Biggest Mistakes Expert Witnesses Make: And How to Avoid Them, Depositions: The Comprehensive Guide for Expert Witnesses, The A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing, Cross-Examination: The Comprehensive Guide for Experts, National Guide to Expert Witness Fees and Billing Procedures, Writing and Defending Your /ME Report, How to Excel During Depositions: Techniques for Experts That Work, How to Write an Expert Witness Report, and How to Become a Dangerous Expert Witness: Advanced Techniques and Strategies.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Daniel Cooper, Pres of Litstat, Inc., NYC ... Simple vs. Special Teaching to Jurors
Ginger Collins McKinnon, NADE ... Making Exhibits with PAPERPORT
Richard Orsini, NADE ... Making Exhibits with SNAG IT
Heidi Harralson, NADE ... Academic Research in FDE at ETSU

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trio of presentations on Scientific and Legal Reliability of Handwriting Testimony
D Michael Risinger, Esq., Prof. of School of Law., Seton University ... Prof. Risinger is author of "Exorcism of Ignorance"
Dr. Carole Chaski, Institute for Linguistic Evidence ... in answer to Prof. Risinger
Marcel B. Matley, NADE ... to join in open forum with Prof. Risinger and Dr. Chaski

Heidi Harralson, NADE and Adjunct Faculty Member ETSU ... Survey of U. S. Colleges and Universities Offering Courses in FDE
Emily Will, NADE ... Parameters for Examination of Non-Original Documents

Marcel Matley, NADE ... Survey of Court Rulings re Reliance on Copies vs. Originals

Elizabeth Waites, Attorney at Law ... Challenges to Admissibility: Winning the Battle Before it is Fought

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Rosalie Hamilton, Pres. of Expert Communications, Inc ... Ten Mistakes Examiners Make with Their Advertising
Jim Robinson. Esq., Pres. of JurisPro, Inc .... What Attorneys Can Find Out About Experts, and Why Attorneys Hire One Expert Over Another

followed by Open Forum with Hamilton and Robinson

Roy Fenhoff, NADE... Preliminary Research into Unity/Fragmentation of FDE Relative to Establishing Uniform Standards
Dr. Larry Miller, ETSU, NADE... Academic Research in FDE at ETSU

Friday, April 3, 2015
Dr. Larry Miller, NADE, Chair and Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice, ETSU...
Instrumentation in Forensic Document Examination: Research and Practical Application




     Venue - 2015

VENUE for the 2015 NADE Conference is

the OPRYLAND Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone 615-889-1000

Special Conference Room Rate:

Room rate $159+ tx, fees
Absolute deadline for room rate is 3/8/15 

After that date the fee will be higher IF there are rooms available.

RESERVE your room at:



Contact Conference Chairperson

Jane Eakes at 

Ph: 615-668-9901