Advanced Certificate Courses

To undertake the courses in the advanced category the participants must have completed the proficiency course in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice – the foundational course
The current attitude by courts of all jurisdiction irrespective of its location within the globe is generally concerned with the reliability of the manner in which data or statement contained in a document produced by a computer was generated, stored or communicated; the reliability of the manner in which the integrity of the data was maintained; the manner in which... Learn More
Electronic discovery is one of the primary ways of uncovering the facts in a dispute. In years past, parties exchanged paper documents - often hundreds and hundreds of boxes of them. Over time, paper documents have been largely replaced with computer generated content, and the process of discovery was forever fundamentally changed... Learn More
At the heart of every crime scene, where and when gathering evidence is at issue, there exist two basic questions the investigator must address: how would the investigator find and acquire the evidence and how would he properly document them, when found? While physical evidence is tangible, visible, categorised and simple to collect, digital evidence poses... Learn More

It is no understatement to say that the legal profession and the judicial process world-wide, are going through evolution at a pace never experienced. Digital disruption, occasioned by rapid increase in the use of mobile devices and other computing accompaniments have compromised the continuation of existing ways of thinking with its inherent dilemma. Learn More
The integrity of Data that pervade the entire digital eco-system ensures that the data presented in court in course of judicial proceedings is complete and unaltered from the time of its acquisition and final disposition. Section 84 of the Evidence Act is generally concerned with the reliability of the manner in which data or statement contained in a document produced... Learn More
This certificate program shows students how to apply smart data analysis to legal problems. The practice of law today has changed in many unpredictable ways. Law firms now use the computing powers to do virtually everything from billing clients to analysing case law. The Advanced Certificate of proficiency in Legal Analytics & Innovation that DECFI offers gives... Learn More

It is an ancient rule of the common law that opinions, inferences or beliefs of witnesses are irrelevant and inadmissible as evidence to prove material facts. Out of necessity, an exception to this general rule emerged relatively early, making an expert’s opinion admissible on subjects requiring special expertise. A witness swears to what he has heard or seen or to what has fallen... Learn More
Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services. In a civil society, elected officials bear the responsibility of managing a city’s public safety programs... Learn More
It is no understatement to say that the legal profession and the judicial process world-wide, are going through evolution at a pace never experienced. Digital disruption, occasioned by rapid increase in the use of mobile devices and other computing accompaniments have compromised the continuation of existing ways of thinking with its inherent dilemma. Learn More