Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Michael L. Buckner, Esquire 

30-Minute Webchat: "5 Lessons from College Sports Cases and Investigations" 

Course: 30-Minute Webchat: "5 Lessons from College Sports Cases and Investigations."

Date and Time of Course: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 12:00 noon EDT (9:00 am PDT).

Event and Location of Course: Webinar.

CLE Credit: CLE credit is not available for this event.

Cost: Complimentary.

Time Allowance for Course: 30 minutes.

Course Description and Objectives: The 30-minute online program will look at five lessons, best practices or strategies from recent college sports investigations Buckner has handled or which were prominent in the media that can be applied to other sports organizations, leagues and team or corporate clients. 

Course Resources and Materials:
I.             PowerPoint presentation.
II.            Webinar handout.

Course Outline of Activities:
I. Introduction and presentation overview.
II. Lesson 1: Internal investigation policies.
a. Implement a written policy regarding reporting and investigating allegations.
b. Follow the policy consistently regardless of position, gender and other characteristics to reduce legal liability (i.e., charges of discrimination).
III. Lesson 2: Organization, comprehensive and corroboration.
a. Prepare an investigation plan.
b. Maintain an organized file (e.g., secure electronic file, Bates stamping).
c. Conduct a comprehensive investigation, including interview all pertinent individuals with knowledge.
d. Ensure evidence supporting and refuting the allegations are located, reviewed and tested.
IV. Lesson 3: Law enforcement and regulatory agencies can be your friend.
a. Identify all issues involved in the investigation that other agencies may have jurisdiction.
b. Consider protocol and regulations on self-disclosing/coordinating investigation of issues.
V. Lesson 4: Prepare for surprises.
a. Review all issues in the investigation to identify possible contingencies.
b. Prepare outlines for common legal and other issues that may occur during an interview (e.g., sexual harassment, criminal allegations, other regulatory topics).
VI. Lesson 5: Creativity.
a. Use creative methods and techniques to collect relevant evidence.
i. Social media.
ii. Using the right investigator for each interview subject.
iii. Forensics.
iv. Cold calls.
v. Canvassing.
vi. Experiments.
VII. Question and answers.
VIII. Closing.

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

Presenter’s Firm: The presenter is employed by Buckner, which is one of the most experienced and distinguished boutique law firms in the United States. Founded by attorney Michael L. Buckner, our commitment to providing quality legal services that are responsive, creative and competitively priced has enabled our firm to grow steadily over the years and to offer an ever-increasing collection of legal resources to our sports clients. Our work with higher education, high school, Olympic, amateur, professional and corporate clients on sports-related legal, compliance, regulatory and administrative issues, as well as employees and businesses in federal and state litigation, showcases our experience in diverse practice areas: internal investigations; NCAA compliance and investigations; state high school association compliance and investigations; litigation; Title IX and gender-equity; risk management; sports drug testing; and corporate governance. Buckner is headquartered in the Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, area, with a street and mailing address of 8201 Peters Road, Suite 1000, Plantation, Florida 33324 USA. The firm’s telephone number is +1-954-315-0190; facsimile number is +1-954-916-2601; and e-mail address is michaelbucknerlaw@gmail.com. The law firm website is located at www.michaelbucknerlaw.com.

Credit Availability for this Program: CLE credit is not available for this event. 

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