April 30, 2015 · Los Angeles
9 am to 4 pm
555 West 5th Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
The fifth annual presentation of this popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to investigate 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. The seminars are co-sponsored by the State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section, which is generously providing 10 full scholarships for underrepresented human resources professionals. Scholarship applications are due March 27. In previous years this seminar has sold out, so register now to secure your attendance.
Members Register $250
State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section Members Register $322.50
Non-Members Register $395
Online registration is now closed. Please call the office for assistance.
Deborah Maddux is a founding principal of Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation. She specializes in employment law and human resources management. Her firm heavily focuses on conducting workplace investigations and other neutral work. Ms. Maddux is a licensed California attorney, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a certified EEOC investigator. Drawing upon her extensive background, which includes experience as a litigator, advisor to a State Commission, in-house counsel, and now owner and manager of her own firm, Ms. Maddux has provided employment law services throughout California for nearly two decades. Ms. Maddux is a frequent trainer and speaker. She pioneered the interactive computer forensics Pre-Conference session at the 2012 AWI Annual Conference, led the Pre-Conference session at the 2013 AWI Annual Conference, and was on the faculty of the 2012 AWI Training Institute.
Keith Rohman is the president of Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII) in Los Angeles, a firm with 30 years’ experience assisting corporations, government entities and attorneys. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, including litigation related to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, allegations of shootings of Iraqis by Blackwater, Inc., the trial against Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King, and numerous capital murder cases. Mr. Rohman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, where he teaches fact investigation. Mr. Rohman served as the court appointed Monitor in the matter of Pierce v. Orange County, et al., a federal ADA class action case filed on behalf of disabled inmates at the Orange County Jail. He was appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to the Equity Oversight Panel (EOP) of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, a civilian oversight board that oversees Internal Affairs investigations of discrimination allegations at the LASD. PII is currently contracted to investigate discrimination complaints against elected officials and high-level County executives with the County of Los Angeles, and was selected by the City of Los Angeles as an investigator for the Special Committee on Investigative Oversight which handles similar investigations. Mr. Rohman served as the executive director of Los Angeles City Office of Discrimination Investigation, which conducted more than 300 employment discrimination investigations, and provided recommendations to the City Council on restructuring how the City handled these matters. Mr. Rohman is a Sustaining Member and Secretary of AWI and has been a popular speaker at AWI annual conferences, seminars, webinars, and Institutes.
Location: JAMS, 555 West Fifth Street, 32nd Floor, Los Angeles, 90013
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