Director/Course Convener
Emeka Arinze Esq.
Dicrector/Course Convener
Lagos Office
13b Gilbert Odior Street,
Thomas Estate,
Lekki-Epe Express Way,
Ajah, Lagos.
Tel: (+234) 081-6290-7894
Email: arinze@de-cfi.com
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Emeka Arinze Esq., is one of the first Nigerian lawyers (if not the first) to be dual qualified in Law and Forensic Technology. Called to Nigerian bar in 1983, he holds a Master’s Degree (LL.M) in law of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology (with emphasis on forensic technology) of the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2008, Emeka Arinze attended an international training in Digital Evidence in London. The training was accredited by the Law Society of England and the Bar standards. It was organised by MIS Training Institute, London in partnership with and under the guidance of Stephen Mason, Barrister and Visiting Research Fellow, Digital Evidence Research, British Institute of International & Comparative law.

The area of coverage in the training includes, eDiscovery, electronic evidence integrity, trustworthiness, reliability and admissibility procedure, electronic signature, search & seizure of digital evidence in civil and criminal procedure, tendering & production of digital evidence, Biometric issues and evidence handling, video footage analyses, digital evidence practice in other jurisdictions etc.. He was awarded a Certificate in Digital Evidence upon successful completion of the program.

In furtherance of the understanding of the dynamics of the Internet Technology and its convergence with the law, in 2010, Emeka was admitted for a course on Internet & the Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Upon a successful completion of the course, he was awarded a certificate by the University of Cape Town, South Africa on Internet and the Law.

Having acquired the basic academic and theoretical background in forensic Technology, the need for certifications in the various areas of Digital Forensic Technology becomes imperative. Consequently, he was trained for certification in Biometrics & Surveillance, Digital Evidence analyses, cybercrime investigation and digital forensics at various institutions in India between 2010 through 2013.

Emeka Arinze is a Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CBSP. He was certified by an Indian Academy (INCEPT) as a Biometric and Surveillance Professional. The training and certification have the support and approval of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, India (formerly Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology), The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) a Public Private Partnership (PPP) set up to facilitate the skill development in India and Larsen & Toubro Limited ( L&T ) Indian multinational conglomerate

Emeka Arinze, after a successful completion of training on specific areas of Digital Forensics conducted by Asian School of Cyber Law, Mumbai, India and after successfully completing the examination administered by Asian School of Cyber Law and Data Techno Solutions Pvt, India and having obtained an aggregate score of 73% was duly certified in April 2013 as follows;

  • CFP (Certified Cyber Forensic Professional)
  • CCI (Certified Cyber Crime Investigator)
  • DEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst)

Consequent upon these certifications, Emeka Arinze was inducted as a member into the prestigious Asian Network of Professionals and Association of Digital forensic Investigators, India

Emeka Arinze is scheduled by Guidance Software Inc. USA to attend (as an International Delegate from Nigeria) one of the largest international gatherings of security, legal, enterprise, law enforcement, government, and risk & compliance attendees in the world, with a focus on the latest developments in digital investigations. It’s a cybersecurity conference where incident responder, information security specialists and digital forensic professional meet up with their fellow experts from around the world to network and learn the very latest in forensic technology.

The conference is organized by Guidance Software Inc. USA. It would hold from the 19th of May 2014 to 22nd May 2014 at Caesars Palace Las Vega, USA

Presentations and Training Classes That Educate and Entertain

If you’re looking for a speaker that both educate and entertain on a wide variety of legal technology, electronic evidence and digital forensic subjects, you may need to reach Emeka Arinze Esq.,

Emeka has had a wide variety of speaking engagements both locally and internationally for associations, conferences, law firms, and academic institutions.

He has received glowing reviews from a wide range of audiences, including the South Africa’s 4th Annual Cyber Law Conference 2010, Ghana’s first ICT Business out Sourcing Conference in 2009, National Association of women Judges Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, The Digital Bridge Institute Abuja, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, etc.

In addition to electronic evidence, computer forensics, and legal technology, Emeka also speaks on wide range of related subjects, including computer security for law firms, choosing the right technology solutions for law practice, disaster recovery, law practice management, and many others.

 If you’d like to schedule a seminar, conference, workshop etc., with Emeka, call (+234) 081-6290-7894 to speak to him directly, or e-mail him at arinze@de-cfi.com.


Previous Engagements & Topics
South Africa
  South Africa’s 4th Annual Cyber Law Conference, 2010.
  Topic: Technical Issues in the Admissibility of Digital Evidence in Course of trial
 
Nigeria
  The Digital Bridge Institute Abuja
  Workshop, organized by The Digital Bridge Institute Abuja in collaboration with the George Mason University USA on the Implementation of Computer Emergency Readiness Teams (CERTs) in Africa on cyber security and related global issues and focused specifically on the implementation strategies for CERTs in Africa, 2010.
  Topic: Digital Forensics & Critical Incident Readiness
 
  Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Lagos
  Emeka Arinze has been a regular trainer/speaker at the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Lagos in its organised training program on Digital Forensic Advocacy for Nigerian Judges & Lawyers, spanning three years (2009 - 2012). Amongst the papers presented are;
  Topics:
  • Overview of Forensic Advocacy
  • Digital forensic Investigation
  • Private Investigators and Digital Examiner
 
  Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, Lagos, 2012
  A training program for understanding of digital forensics & its relevance in court room trial & advocacy, for all lawyers in the firm led by chief Anthony Idigbe SAN. The training was convened & taken by Emeka Arinze for Digital Evidence & Cyber Forensic Institute, Lagos
  Topic: Evidence in the Digital Domain
 
  National Association of Women Judges Nigeria, Annual Conference 2009
  Topic: Legal Information Access & Internet Technology

Emeka Arinze has attended numerous International conferences on digital forensics & Biometrics, law and technology and cloud computing as a delegate, paper presenter and discussant. To mention a few;

London

International Conference on Digital Evidence held in London 2008.

South Africa
  • Law and Technology Conference (with specific reference to the Electronic Transaction Act 2003) organised by Lex Informtica in South Africa in 2009.
  • South Africa’s 4th Annual Cyber Law Conference, 2010

Arising from his participation and contribution in the analyses of the South African Electronic Transaction Act 2003, in the conference organised by Lex Informtica in South Africa in 2009, with reference to the proper interpretation of the meaning of possession of electro-content contrabands as envisaged by the Act. Emeka Arinze was in October 2010, specifically invited by Barend Burgers Attorneys, organisers of the South Africa’s 4th Annual Cyber Law Conference, where he delivered a paper titled; “Technical Issues in the Admissibility of Digital Evidence in Course of trial”.

Nigeria

The Digital Bridge Institute Abuja

A workshop organized by The Digital Bridge Institute Abuja in collaboration with the George Mason University USA on the Implementation of Computer Emergency Readiness Teams (CERTs) in Africa on cyber security and related global issues and focused specifically on the implementation strategies for CERTs in Africa, 2010.

India

Participated in the Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership March 2010 New Delhi India.

Participated in Cloud Computing Technology conference held at NIMAS Convention Center, Bangalore, India in May 2012

Emeka Arinze led a discussion at the workshop on his paper titled Digital Forensics & Critical Incident Readiness.

Ghana

In Ghana’s first ICT Business out Sourcing Conference in 2009, Emeka Arinze participated on a discussion on techno-legal compliance on ICT business out sourcing.

Education (Graduate)
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Lagos, 1982
  • B.L. July, 1983
Education (Post Graduate)
  • LL.M, University of Lagos, 1999
  • M.I.T (Info-Tech), University of Lagos.
Education (Certificate)
  • Certificate in Digital Evidence MIS Training Institute, London, 2008.
  • Certificate in Internet & Law, University of CapeTown, South Africa, 2010.
  • Certificate in Cyber Crime & National Security, NACETEM, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2006
Certification
  • CBP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional).
  • CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst)
  • CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator)
  • CFP (Certified Forensic Professional)
Call to Bar
  • Called to Nigerian Bar in July 1983.
International Association Membership
  • Asian Professional Network (APN699410911249).
  • Certified Member, Association of Digital Forensic Investigators.
  • Internet Society worldwideLL.M, University of Lagos, 1999

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