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Document examination seminar coming

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Jamaican author and renowned handwriting/document examination expert Beverly East.

On March 12, attorneys and other interested persons are being invited to a seminar titled 'Whose Signature is it Anyway?' from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

This one-day seminar is designed to assist you with basic steps to identify a forged signature or altered documents. The seminar will cover topics such as: signs of forgery, observation tests, understanding line quality in a signature, master patterns in a signature, pen lifts and pressure patterns, spacing and connections, and more.

Registration is $15,000, which includes networking lunch. Early registration is advised as there is limited space. Registration can be made by credit card payment or direct deposit to National Commercial Bank (details will be provided). This is an accredited seminar with the General Legal Council and, for full attendance, lawyers will receive five credits.

The seminar will be presented by Beverley East, president of Strokes & Slants, with offices in Washington D.C., Kingston, and London. She has practised the science of forensic document examination for more than 27 years and has worked on a number of cases involving a variety of handwriting identification, such as verifying the authenticity of signatures and

comments for fraud and malpractice in relation to cheques, wills, land transfers and medical records.

East studied and trained both in the United Kingdom and the United States of America and is qualified through the Manhattan Handwriting Services in New York. She is also a member of the National Association of Document Examiners Oxford, Kansas; the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners, and 2015 conference chair for the International Association of Document Examiners. She was appointed to the Ethics Committee in 2014.

The eminent document examiner provided forensic document examination training courses for several banks, including Jamaica Money Market Brokers, RBTT Bank, Jamaica National Building Society, the Ministry of Justice, and the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services.

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