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Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:00 noon ET (9:00 am PST; 5:00 pm UTC/GMT)

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NCAA Infractions Committees Review: Most Important Decisions from 2015 

Course: “NCAA Infractions Committees Review: Most Important Decisions from 2015.”

Date and Time of Course: Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:00 noon EST (9:00 am PST; 5:00 pm UTC/GMT).

Event and Location of Course: Webinar.

CLE Credit: 1 general hour approved in CA and TX [pending in FL] (see the "Credit Availability for this Program" section below for information on the possible eligiblity of credit in other jurisdictions through reciprocity or self-application).

Cost: Complimentary.

Time Allowance for Course: 1 hour (60 minutes).

Course Description: The decisions of the NCAA Committees on Infractions and Infractions Appeals Committees grab national headlines. Most importantly, the committees’ rulings influence the decision-making of administrators, legal counsel and compliance officers at thousands of colleges and universities. The webinar will review the most important decisions and rulings issued by the infractions committees in 2015, as well as highlight key legal, administrative and compliance information from each featured opinion. The presenter, Michael Buckner, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based education and sports law attorney, will apply a deeper approach to the most-watched cases by answering key questions about the infractions decisions.

Course Objectives and Benefits: The webinar will provide guidance to university general counsel, athletics administrators and other higher-education professionals on the legal, administrative and compliance implications of the most important decisions issued by the NCAA Committees on Infractions and Infractions Appeals Committees in 2015. Specifically, webinar participants will:

  • Review key legal, administrative and compliance takeaways from each featured case
  • Discover evidentiary and procedural decisions issued by the infractions committees
  • Develop strategies to enhance administrative control and compliance programs.

Course Resources and Materials:

  1. PowerPoint presentation
  2. Webinar handouts

Course Outline of Activities:

  1. Introduction and workshop overview (2 minutes)
  2. Overview of the NCAA Infractions Decisions in 2015 (10 minutes)
    • Division I: Impact of the New Hearing Panels and Penalty Matrix
    • Divisions II and III
  3. Question & Answer Session No. 1 (2 minutes)
  4. Legal, Administrative and Compliance Implications from Infractions Decisions (30 minutes)
  5. Question & Answer Session No. 2 (2 minutes)
  6. Procedural Decisions of the Infractions Committees (5 minutes)
  7. Evidentiary Decisions of the Infractions Committees (5 minutes)
  8. Question & Answer Session No. 3 (2 minutes)
  9. Closing (2 minutes)

Presenters (click on the presenter's name for a biography):

Michael L. Buckner, shareholder of Buckner.

Presenter’s Firm: The presenter is employed by Buckner, which is a higher-education and sports law firm. Buckner works with higher education, high school, Olympic, amateur, professional and corporate clients on sports-related legal, compliance, regulatory and administrative issues-which showcases our experience in diverse practice areas: internal investigations; NCAA compliance and investigations; state high school association compliance and investigations; risk management; sports drug testing; sports medicine; sports dispute resolution and arbitration; and corporate governance. Buckner is headquartered in the Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, area, with a street and mailing address of 7771 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 162, Sunrise, Florida 33351-6749 USA. The firm’s telephone number is +1-954-941-1844; facsimile number is +1-954-941-1846; and e-mail address is The law firm website is located at

Credit Availability for this Program: An application requesting 1 hour MCLE credit for this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California and State Bar of Texas. Credit is pending by the Florda Bar. Based on our knowledge, this program may be presumptively eligible for credit through reciprocity or self-application in the following states listed below (however, please check your jurisdiction to review the most current CLE rules regarding this subject): AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI  and WY. In some jurisdictions, participants may be required to file for credit on their own behalf. In such instances, we will provide you with all necessary proofs of attendance. CLE credit will be given to registered participants only. The following states do not approve teleconferences: DE, IN, KA and OH (however, please check your jurisdiction to review the most current CLE rules regarding this subject).

Registration Policy: By registering for a Buckner webinar, you agree to the cancellation and transfer procedures. Your registration permits you to access the audio portion of the webinar through one telephone line and the visual portion of the event via an online portal. You are permitted to invite up to five (5) guests from your organization to listen and participate in the event. You also can transfer your registration to another person in your organization.

Cancellation Policy (not applicable for complimentary programs): If a webinar is cancelled at the discretion of Buckner, all webinar registration fees will be refunded. Unfortunately, the law firm cannot provide a refund for cancellation by a registrant. Access to the archived version of a webinar, if recorded, is included in the fee for the live broadcast. We cannot always guarantee that a recording can be created.


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