Category Archives: General Interest

NADE in the News!

It was my distinct pleasure to host the 2017 National Association of Document Examiners Conference here in New Orleans May 15-18, 2017. We had a variety of speakers presenting on topics such as Daubert, kinesiology, pediatric occupational therapy of the hand, new advancements in orthotic treatments for tremor, electronic records searching in litigation, and so much more.

One speaker came to us from Loyola University of New Orleans and she spoke to us how she incorporates mirror writing (writing in cursive with a distinctly leftward slant! and in a mirror image!) into her art. Click here to view the press release issued by Loyola shortly after the conference concluded.

“Happy Birthday to You”

Who would have known? I certainly didn’t! The one song that sticks with us all from childhood and through our adult lives — only to be handed down to the next generations — has an owner? Well, apparently that is being challenged. The following link details recent lawsuits currently in play to determine proper ownership if any. Very interesting… I’ll be curious to see what rulings are made in the coming months, if they’re not out already.

Information provided by Adele Thonn, Forensic Document Examiner (

FMLA and the Flu — Who’d Have Known?

Not having had the flu in recent memory, I tend to forget that it really does throw you for a loop physically and it is extremely inconvenient and restrictive for those in the working world. I would have never thought that extended time would be available to those suffering from the flu through the Family Medical Leave Act. But apparently it is according to the following article posted by JD Supra Business Advisor:

Information provided by Adele Thonn, Forensic Document Examiner (