Nanette Barto gets Court Qualified as an Expert Witness

February 10th, 2009

As a mentor, there is a specific satisfaction in a student succeeding. Today, one my Forensic Document Examination student Nanette Barto was officially court qualified in the Oakland Superior  Court.

Now, as part of my ongoing commitment to both my students and their clients, I woke up at 5:30am and flew to Oakland to be in court, ready to testify… just in case she needed a back up opinion.  But, the client wanted me there, just in case the judge did not accept her as an expert witness.

I know it sounds like a lot of work, but there is only one “first time” to testify and having a mentor at your side can be priceless.  In fact, Nanette had her pointer in hand and “court exhibits” when I arrived into the courtroom.

Here is a quick photo which documents this event:

Nanette also shared with me today that since joining the International School of Forensic Document Examination and joining up with the Handwriting Service International website for marketing, she has already helped 33 real clients in her new career.  This an astounding number of happy clients, considering she is still 3 months away from her official graduation date.   But, as anyone knows, a certificate does not make one an expert, but the judge accepting her long list of classes and experience as enough to serve as an expert witness.

I realize I can only be mentor to a handful of select forensic document examination students each year.  So, if you are not already enrolled into the program, please make a special note on your application, that you request me, Bart, to support and mentor you on many of your cases. <—– Submit your application early, only 20 spots available worldwide for the spring and fall semester.

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