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CLE Presentations & Speaking Engagements

In this presentation, Joseph will discuss various ethical issues and legal requirements relating to social media and the law. Topics discussed will be how to properly preserve and authenticate social media content, the fallacy of social media privacy and what should/shouldn’t be discussed about your cases on social media.


Social Media Ethical Evidence Collection & Use

In this class Joseph Jones will discuss how social media and internet use have opened up new avenues for legal investigations. He will address why social media investigations are important to almost every case type. He will also discuss how to correctly locate, preserve and authenticate online content, and why a printed copy of something online is insufficient to produce as evidence.  The discussion also includes ethical discussions on what you should/shouldn’t be doing in regards to sending “friend” requests or other communications with subjects of the investigation. Case law discussed will include what happens when law firms give no advice or bad advice to their clients regarding how to handle their social media accounts during litigation.


Social Media Investigations: Don’t Miss the Boat 

Tips, Tricks and Insight from a Private Investigator

In this class Joseph provides useful tips and insights on how to track down people and their money. This class is focused on teaching the legal professional what they should/shouldn’t be doing in their own investigations and when working with an outside investigator. Assets discussed include vehicles, boats, properties and bank accounts among other things. Real world examples and tools will be provided on how to track people down using online databases, social media, pretexting and other non-conventional methods.


Finding Assets and Finding People: Tips, Tricks and Insight from a Private Investigator 

What you need to know to stay out of trouble!

In this class, Joseph discusses the responsibilities of deposition officers (the person who receives subpoenaed records) and why in many cases attorneys can’t do it themselves and in other cases why they shouldn’t do it themselves. Next he discusses specific rules of process serving that law firms need to be aware of and how improper service can be a huge liability. Finally he discusses how firms can better work with Private Investigators, some of the dos and don’ts and why you shouldn’t turn a blind eye to illegal activity. Legalities of certain hot topics discussed include GPS tracking, finding bank accounts and cell phone PING’s among others.


Deposition Officers, Process Servers and Private Investigators: What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble! 

Joseph Jones is a licensed Private Investigator and the President of Bosco Legal Services, Inc. Joseph has worked in almost every position at Bosco, starting with sweeping the parking lots, and as such has an intimate knowledge of every facet of the business. Joseph is a Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert, Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations, and holds multiple certifications in Open Source and Cyber Intelligence. He also has degrees in Psychology and Social & Behavior Sciences.

Joseph has received over 2,000 hours of specialized training and regularly teaches courses to attorneys, paralegals, insurance professionals, and contributes to their various publications. Joseph has appeared as an Expert Witness in legal cases on various topics. When he’s not tracking down bad guys or digging up the truth, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and 4 active children.

Joseph Jones is sought after speaker and regularly offers classes to train attorneys, paralegals and other legal/insurance professionals on various topics. Joseph has presented at events for the below organizations and firms:

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations
  • California Alliance of Paralegal Associations
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Paralegal Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Orange County Paralegal & Legal Secretaries Association
  • Riverside County Law Library
  • Chubb/Ace Group of Insurance Companies
  • Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Group of Insurance Companies
  • AAA Insurance Company
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators
  • Numerous national law firms

Joseph is regularly asked to be interviewed by various media or submit articles for various publications. Below are a few of his recent media appearances