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Legal Elements of Fraud
Rhode Island Chapter #33

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Legal Elements of Fraud

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ACFE RI Chapter
June 10, 2009

Legal Elements of Fraud Examinations

8 CPE credits

Quidnesset Country Club
North Kingstown, RI

Legal Elements of Fraud Examination

The ACFE RI is proud to present this full-day seminar with Bruce Dorris, ACFE - National faculty member, at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. 

Topics to be covered include:
• Evidence
• Discovery
• Constitutional Issues in the Workplace
• Testifying

D. Bruce Dorris, JD, CFE, CPA, CVA

Program Director - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Bruce Dorris graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 1990. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993, and was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in both state and federal courts that same year.

Following a judicial clerkship after law school, Mr. Dorris was commissioned an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana. He created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section for over seven years.

Mr. Dorris is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant, practicing primarily in business valuation and litigation support, and also holds the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst. He was an Adjunct Instructor in the Accounting and Business Law Department of Louisiana State University in Shreveport, primarily teaching Accounting 450, Fraud Examination. He also taught with the Becker CPA Review Program.

He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations. He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center in Richmond, Virginia, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Bruce Dorris is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association, the Louisiana Society of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Date:  Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time:  7:30am – 8am Registration
 8am – 4:25pm Seminar

Location:  Quidnesset Country Club
950 North Quidnessett Road
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
(401) 884-1100


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Cost: $50 Member / $75 Non-Member / $20 Student

Mail Payment: ACFE RI Chapter #33,
P.O. Box 6671,
Providence, RI, 02940-6671

Contact: Phil Benvenuti – 508-368-9412

We expect this to be a popular event, with limited seating.  The Chapter recommends registering early, via our website –  Registration deadline is Thursday, June 4th, or when attendance has reached capacity. 

Walk-ins will be turned away.

Continental breakfast and full lunch will be served.  A complete agenda is as follows:

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Registration – Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Introduction of Legal Elements of Fraud - This introductory class will cover the background and definitions of fraud from a legal perspective, and take a close look at the legal duties of employers and employees. We will also discuss the differences and similarities of civil and criminal actions.
9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Break
9:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Constitutional Issues in the Workplace - Employers and employees both have certain rights in a corporate environment. You will learn the constitutional and common legal protections that are afforded to each, and what can happen if those protections are violated.
10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Discovery - Each side in a fraud case, whether civil or criminal, will likely request information that pertains to the action at hand. This session will cover the methods of discovery and their limitations, including recent developments in electronic discovery.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Group Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Evidence - Fraud cases generally involve massive amounts of evidence in order to be proven, including paper documentation and electronically stored information.  This session will discuss the types of evidence, and the methodology for getting it into court and before the judge or jury.
2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.  Testifying  - The fraud examiner can be called on to testify in either a deposition, trial, or both. This session will prepare you for both by going through the mechanics of each, and describing some of the strategies each side may take.

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