Michael L. Buckner, Esquire 



Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm EDT

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Webinar (Web-based workshop) 


CLE Information

2 hours (general) and .5 hour (ethics) credit applied for or pending in CA, FL and TX 


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How to Conduct an Internal Investigation Using Lessons from NCAA Enforcement Cases 

Course: “How to Conduct an Internal Investigation Using Lessons from NCAA Enforcement Cases.”

Date and Time of Course: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00 noon EDT (9:00 am PDT; UTC-4 hours).

Event and Location of Course: Webinar.

CLE Credit: 2 general hours and a .5 ethics hour will be requested (or is pending) in CA, FL and TX (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: $99 USD.

Time Allowance for Course: 2 hours (120 minutes).

Course Description and Objectives: This webinar and CLE will provide participants with a step-by-step approach to conduct an internal investigation--from retaining a client, starting an investigation, preparing a report and addressing any regulatory issues. The presenter, Michael Buckner, will use his experiences conducting investigations of alleged NCAA rules-violations to provide an entertaining, informative and behind-the-scenes look at investigative activities. Throughout the webinar, Mr. Buckner will offer tips and best pratices using hypotheticals based on real-life events, as well as insight from prior NCAA infractions cases:

 Course Resources and Materials:

I.             PowerPoint presentation.

II.            Webinar handout.

Course Outline of Activities:

I. Introduction and Workshop Overview (2 minutes) 

II.   Engagement/Scope Letters, Case Staffing and Investigation Files [Ethical issues discussed] (10 minutes)

III. Investigation Plans [Ethical issues discussed] (5 minutes)

IV. Documents: Collection, Storage and Evaluation [Ethical isssues discussed] (15 minutes)

 V. Interviews [Ethical issues discussed] (20 minutes)

VI. Research, Forensics and Analysis (15 minutes)

VII. Investigation Reports (10 minutes)

VIII. Regulatory Agencies: Investigations and Enforcement (15 minutes)

IX. Regulatory Agencies: Hearings and other Proceedings (10 minutes)

X. Questions & Answers and Closing (3 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 2 hours MCLE credit for this activity will be applied for with the State Bar of California, State Bar of Texas and 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 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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