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Writing Investigation Reports: Hacks from Hacks

External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Report Writing
Eli Makus |  Ms Susan M Woolley
1 Hour, 19 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jul 29, 2020
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Like it or not, workplace investigators spend a lot of time writing. This webinar will take you through the report writing process, beginning to end. We’ll provide practical tips to help you focus your report, include necessary elements, strengthen your writing, and sharpen your analysis. 

Learn how to: 

  1. Focus on the purpose of report and the intended audience 

  1. Understand what elements an investigation report should include 

  1. Practice good, basic writing in every report 

  1. Implement the basics of presenting evidence 

  1. Perform fact analysis, not regurgitation  

Disclaimer: The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice.




Eli Makus's Profile

Eli Makus

Senior Partner

Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation

Eli Makus, AWI-CH is an employment attorney whose practice is focused on conducting impartial workplace investigations. Eli is the Managing Partner of Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation. With more than twenty attorneys, Van Dermyden Makus is one of the largest law firms in the country devoted to providing neutral legal services, including conducting workplace investigations. Drawing upon his extensive employment law background, Eli conducts complex and sensitive investigations involving a variety of workplace complaints for public and private employers throughout California. Eli regularly trains on employment law topics, including training internal and external investigators on how to conduct impartial workplace investigations. Prior to focusing on workplace investigations, Eli served as in-house employment and medical staff counsel for a large healthcare provider. There, in addition to providing employment law advice and counsel, he conducted and supervised investigations and helped develop an internal investigations program. Before that, he worked for a large Northern California law firm representing employers in a variety of employment law matters.  Eli is the President for the AWI Board of Directors and regularly serves as Faculty for AWI’s Training Institute. Eli earned his law degree from King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis.

Ms Susan M Woolley's Profile

Ms Susan M Woolley

Law Office of Susan Woolley