Legal Elements of Fraud Examination




CPE Credit: 8
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None

Anti-fraud professionals must be aware of the legal issues that affect all financial investigations. As courts make decisions on pressing issues and lawmakers enact legislation, it is important for you to not only understand the important aspects of the law, but also any relevant changes. This basic-level course is designed to cover the legal issues that you and your client or employer might face during a fraud examination.


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You Will Learn How To:  

Define the elements of civil and criminal fraud

Recognize employee’s constitutional rights

Implement practical aspects of the discovery process

Comply with the rules that apply to evidence

Testify effectively in a courtroom 

Who Should Attend:  

Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals 

Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel

Controllers and corporate managers

Detectives and private investigators

Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants 

Loss prevention and security professionals

Members: $295
Non-Members: $395


CPE Credit 


Field of Study

Business Law


Course Level 



Advanced Preparation 



Delivery Method 


  Day One  
7:30-8:00 a.m.   Registration & Continental Breakfast   
8:00-9:20 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.

9:20-9:35 a.m.  Break 
9:35-10:55 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.

10:55-11:10 a.m.  Break  
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 


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.

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Group Lunch  
1:30-2:50 p.m. 


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.

2:50-3:05 p.m.  Break  
3:05-4:25 p.m.  


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.

Event Cancellation Policy 

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc. you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee.


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