There’s always so much great stuff to do in Washington D.C. in the summertime.  If I could be there next Friday evening, July 13, I might (as I did last month) take in the patriotic repertoire of the U.S. Army Band on the west steps of the Capitol or catch the comedic Capitol Steps at the Ronald Reagan Center.  Plus, there’s Cirque de Soleil at the Verizon Center.  But if I were in D.C. next Friday, the event I surely wouldn’t miss would be to hightail it over to the Hilton Washington at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW from 6:15-7:15PM to hear the DOJ’s incomparable Ovie Carroll talk about Computer Forensics for Legal Professionals in the International Ballroom East.

Let me extol a few of the virtues of same:

  1. It’s a free event.
  2. Ovie Carroll is a talented and knowledgable presenter.  He and I will be jointly presenting on digital forensics at the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute later this year.  I’m really looking forward to working with Ovie again.
  3. It’s a topic every lawyer should know more about, even if you don’t do trial work.
  4. It’s a SANS program.  SANS is second-to-none in the quality of their CPE.
  5. Did I mention it’s free?

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The official description of the content follows, along with Ovie’s bio:

We are living in a digital world where nearly 95% of all documents created are digitally. The future of success in the courtroom and in litigation of any kind will depend on litigators ability to identify and analyze digital evidence. This presentation will discuss and enlighten you to some of the must know digital evidence artifacts every litigator, paralegal, and information technology auditor must understand to be successful. Awareness of digital evidence artifacts is only half of the puzzle, understanding what these artifacts mean and their potential significance to your case could mean the difference between winning and losing.

Ovie Carroll – Bio

Ovie Carroll has over 20 years of federal law enforcement experience. Ovie was a special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and Chief of the Washington Field Office Computer Investigations and Operations Branch responsible for investigating all national level computer intrusions into USAF computer systems. Following his career with the AFOSI he was the Special Agent in Charge of the Postal Inspector General’s computer crimes unit where he was responsible for all computer intrusion investigations and for providing all computer forensic analysis in support of USPS-OIG investigations. Ovie is currently the Director for the Cybercrime Lab at the Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and an adjunct professor at George Washington University teaching computer crime investigations. In addition to his career fighting computer crime, Ovie has conducted investigations into a variety of offenses including murder, fraud, bribery, theft, gangs and narcotics.