Los Angeles Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar
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When: Friday, July 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: JAMS Los Angeles Resolution Center, Gas Company Tower
555 West 5th Street
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, California  90013
United States

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Registration for this event is sold out. Please contact Julia Renner at JuliaR@awi.org to be added to the wait list.

This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to conduct impartial investigations of allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence, assess credibility, and arrive at a legally defensible decision. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process. Each attendee will receive program materials containing valuable checklists, forms, and templates that will assist them in carrying out investigations. The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Previous sessions of this seminar have sold out, so register now to secure your place.

Registration includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

CE Information

5.5 Hours – California MCLE pre-approved
5.5 PDCs – SHRM pre-approved
5.5 General HR – HRCI pending approval


Members: $275
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Non-Members: $425

Please note that pre-payment is required. Download a PDF registration form to pay by check, or register online above.


Michael A. RobbinsMichael A. Robbins is a Past President of AWI and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section.  He is President of EXTTI, Incorporated, a company he founded 20 years ago. EXTTI provides expert testimony, training and investigation services in employment matters. He is a frequent lecturer and author on employment issues. Mr. Robbins has conducted and/or supervised well over 500 workplace investigations and has served as an expert witness in close to 600 employment cases—mostly on workplace investigation and interactive process issues. In addition, he has served as a Consent Decree Monitor in Federal District Court. Prior to forming EXTTI, he was a labor & employment attorney for 20 years, including four years as in-house counsel and 16 years in two nationally recognized law firms. Mr. Robbins graduated Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University and received his JD degree from UCLA School of Law. In addition, he is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a founding member and Past President of the Society of Independent Workplace Investigators (SIWI), and a Charter and Sustaining member of AWI.

Susan WoolleySusan Woolley has practiced law for 25 years and has extensive experience with discrimination and workplace investigations. She served as the Director of Investigations for court-appointed Civil Rights Monitor in the landmark settlements in the Denny's race discrimination litigation, assembling and supervising a team of investigators which conducted workplace investigations in 49 states. She has since served as an expert and consultant in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and private corporations to design, implement, and monitor departments to investigate and remediate race discrimination. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed her to the County Equity Oversight Panel which reviews and evaluates workplace investigations conducted countywide by the County's staff of over 15 EEO investigators. Ms. Woolley conducts workplace investigations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation for government entities and private businesses. Prior to specializing in investigations, Ms. Woolley worked on complex business and civil rights litigation. Ms. Woolley is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where she teaches Fact Investigation with Keith Rohman. She practices law and conducts investigations from her office in Pasadena. Ms. Woolley graduated from Stanford Law School and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She was a Skadden Fellow. Ms. Woolley is a member of the Board of Directors of AWI and currently serves as the Editor of the AWI Journal.

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your seminar registration and do so before Friday, July 6, your seminar registration fee will be refunded, minus a $50 USD processing fee. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at juliar@awi.org. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Friday, July 6.

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