On August 26th to the 28th, about 220 investigators and their families descended upon The Chateau Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in New Orleans for the Super Conference. This year's super conference was hosted by Danny Vara and sponsored by the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, National Association of Investigative Specialists, National Association of Legal Investigators, Louisiana Private Investigators Association,  and the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. It was a huge success.

Featured speakers and training topics included:


Julius “Buddy” Bombet  “How to Take a Nearly Perfect Statement”
Jack Murray, CLI “Bad Faith Investigations”
Jimmie Mesis “Marketing Your PI Business"
John LaJoie, CLI, CCDI “Heart & Soul of CD Investigation: Witness Interviews and Statements”
James Harbert, CLI “New Direction in Complex Legal Investigations”
Steve Rambam “International Investigations”
Reggie Montgomery, CLI “Investigator’s Liability and Ethics”
Reggie Montgomery, CLI “Interview Process for PIs”
George Owens, “Collection and Preservation of Video and Audio Evidence”
George Schiro, Forensic Scientist “Crime Scene Reconstruction”


NCISS reports that they signed up 40 new members, more members than they have signed up at any conference. NCISS is the voice for the private investigator in Washington DC and has helped to hold back a raising tide of privacy legislation that directly effects the private investigative industry. Currently, there is bill HR2971 out of committee we urge all private investigators to learn about by reading the following that was reported in a previous issue of the NAIS newsletter.

HR 2971 Threatens Every Investigative Agency And
The Judicial System

A special article from Bruce H. Hulme, Chairman
for the NCISS Investigations Legislative Committee


NAIS urges ALL members to get active in NCISS by going to the NCISS web site and join the one group that is our voice in the nation's capitol. NAIS wants to thank Danny Vara and the staff at Bombet And Associates and all the hard work that went into hosting this year's conference, the other associations that sponsored it, the speakers that took time out of their busy practices to come and speak, the vendors and the investigators who supported it by attending.