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Tuesday’s Investigation Tips and Best Practices

Buckner continues its ongoing Tuesday series, Investigation Tips and Best Practices. The purpose of this resource is to assist professionals in the offices of general counsel, human resources, internal audit, compliance and other units with conducting internal investigations. This week’s entry is the following: Conduct a preliminary search of the records in your organization that relate … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Investigation Tips and Best Practices

Buckner continues its ongoing Tuesday series, Investigation Tips and Best Practices. The purpose of this resource is to assist professionals in the offices of general counsel, human resources, internal audit, compliance and other units with conducting internal investigations. This week’s entry is the following: Review your organization’s policies, procedures and protocols that relate to, or govern, … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Investigation Tips and Best Practices

Buckner continues its ongoing Tuesday series, Investigation Tips and Best Practices. The purpose of this resource is to assist professionals in the offices of general counsel, human resources, internal audit, compliance and other units with conducting internal investigations. This week’s entry is the following: Determine if your organization needs to implement immediate actions (e.g., reassignment, training, … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Investigation Tips and Best Practices

Buckner continues its ongoing Tuesday series, Investigation Tips and Best Practices. The purpose of this resource is to assist professionals in the offices of general counsel, human resources, internal audit, compliance and other units with conducting internal investigations. This week’s entry is the following: Conduct a comprehensive and prompt investigation. Not only do some laws (Title … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Investigation Tips and Best Practices

Buckner continues its ongoing Tuesday series, Investigation Tips and Best Practices. The purpose of this resource is to assist professionals in the offices of general counsel, human resources, internal audit, compliance and other units with conducting internal investigations. This week’s entry is the following: Develop the objectives and strategy for your internal investigation at the beginning … Continue reading

Internal Investigations 101: Witness Interview Strategies, Part IV (Preparation)

An internal investigation is an important mechanism an organization can use to address an allegation of wrongdoing, determine legal liability, identify individuals or parties with culpability, comply with regulatory requirements, develop corrective measures and enhance operational efficiencies. Buckner is pleased to continue its blog series highlighting best practices, strategies and techniques that can be used … Continue reading

Texas Seceding From Statewide High School Steroids Testing

Texas lawmakers appear likely to defund the state high school steroid testing program this summer. The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, which reviews state programs, recommended the program be dropped unless the state wanted to increase spending to $5 million annually, on par with elite colleges. Should Texas decide to fully defund the program, New Jersey … Continue reading

Bullying in High School Sports – Understanding the Coach-Athlete Relationship

There is a fine line between bullying and motivational tactics used by coaches to get the most out of their athletes. While the level of tolerance for bullying is traditionally higher in sports compared to other cultural settings, recent lawsuits have shown that what is deemed acceptable behavior is changing. Although tolerance varies between each … Continue reading

Buckner Publishes the “New NCAA Enforcement Process: Investigative Resource No. 1″

Buckner, a boutique sports law firm, published on its website (http://www.bucknersportslaw.com/) the “New NCAA Enforcement Process: Investigative Resource No. 1.” The resource supplements the checklists, forms and resources included in the “NCAA Enforcement Investigations Toolkit.” The New NCAA Enforcement Process: Investigative Resource No. 1” and the toolkit are available for download on the law firm website … Continue reading

Buckner Attorney Claire Zovko Serves on Panel at Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Sports Law & Policy Conference

On September 20, 2013, Buckner attorney Claire Zovko served on a panel at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Sports Law & Policy Conference held in San Diego, California. Specifically, Zovko served on a panel that addressed the Title IX implications of creating intercollegiate women’s football, the focus of the Center’s first white paper. The … Continue reading