Civil Investigation & the Law


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This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Private Investigation.

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About this Course

This course will explore the investigator’s role in the civil court system. You’ll learn about civil, domestic (divorce), probate and other types of cases heard in municipal, district and superior courts. We’ll explore in detail important concepts such as venue, jurisdiction and evidence. Other topics include open-source information sources, interviewing and surveillance techniques, and deposition and courtroom testimony.


  • The investigator’s role in civil cases of all types
  • Different types of civil cases and their similarities and differences
  • How to document your investigative assignments
  • Techniques for accomplishing your client’s requirements
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