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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 the Managing Partner of Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation. Eli conducts and manages neutral, unbiased investigations on complex and sensitive matters. He is experienced in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodations, protected leaves of absence, whistleblower claims, privacy, wage-hour compliance, and reorganizations. His clients include private employers and a variety of public agencies, including state agencies, counties, cities, school districts and special districts throughout California. Eli trains and speaks extensively on conducting workplace investigations. Eli has helped employers implement successful internal investigation programs and trained lawyer and non-lawyer investigators how to conduct thorough, prompt, and impartial workplace investigations.

Ms Susan M Woolley's Profile

Ms Susan M Woolley

Law Office of Susan Woolley