AWI Webinar: Writing Investigation Reports: Hacks from Hacks
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When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, noon CT, 1:00 pm ET
Where: Online
Contact: 844-422-2294

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AWI Webinar: Writing Investigation Reports: Hacks from Hacks

Webinars are 1 hour long.

Session Description

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
  2. Understand what elements an investigation report should include
  3. Practice good, basic writing in every report
  4. Implement the basics of presenting evidence
  5. Perform fact analysis, not regurgitation


Members & Sustaining Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50


Eli Makus

Eli Makus, AWI-CH

Eli Makus, AWI-CH is an employment attorney whose practice is focused on conducting impartial workplace investigations. He is a co-founder of the law firm Ellis Makus LLP, which specializes in workplace and Title IX investigations. The firm has several attorney investigators and conducts impartial investigations across California for public and private employers. Eli regularly trains on all areas of employment law, including conducting workplace investigations. Eli previously served as in-house counsel for a large healthcare provider where 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 devoted to promoting and enhancing the quality of impartial workplace investigations. He is an AWI Board Member and is active on the Institute committee. Eli earned his law degree from King Hall at the University of California, Davis.

Susan Woolley, AWI-CH

Susan Woolley, AWI-CH

Susan Woolley, AWI-CH has practiced law for over 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 discrimination and harassment. 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 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 was a member of the Board of Directors of AWI and currently serves as the Editor of the AWI Journal.

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.

If you must cancel your webinar registration and do so before Friday, July 24, your webinar registration fee will be refunded. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Friday, July 24.


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