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Dean Benard
15 December 2016
As another year ends, we want to thank our clients, associates, friends, and family for their support in 2016. Each year brings about the demands of change and the excitement of new challenges. We look forward to all that 2017 will bring, and we wish all of you the very best for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and love. In keeping with our yearly tradition, Benard + Ass...
Dean Benard
15 December 2016
The demand for our educational services has grown steadily over the past few years and to meet that demand, Benard + Associates is creating a new organization focused on the delivery of quality educational programs that will meet the needs of our clients. Education will be a major focus in 2017 with a range of course topics, customized workshops, and interesting courses that will provide the infor...
16 May 2016
Whether to audio-record interviews can be a contentious issue. As investigators, we are often questioned, sometimes by opposing counsel at disciplinary hearings or tribunals, why we did, or did not, audio-record an interview. People are used to seeing certain types of investigators, such as the police, take audio-recorded and even video-recorded statements from interviewees. In...
14 April 2016
Benard + Associates is pleased to offer a new service to complement the investigation and mediation services we currently offer our regulatory clients. As part of the spectrum of complaint resolution, Benard + Associates is now offering professional decision writing services to assist our clients in resolving matters in a timely manner. Sarah Marceau, one of our long time investigators and the Dir...
4 December 2015
Anyone who has attended a course or workshop on investigations will have likely heard the instructor emphasize the importance of being unbiased in your investigation. However, despite this sound advice bias still finds a way to creep into some investigations. The result can be catastrophic for everyone. In many cases, allegations of bias have been made against investigators or the organizations re...

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