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Posted on December 15, 2016 by Dean Benard
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. Read More...
Posted on December 15, 2016 by Dean Benard
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. Read More...
Posted on May 16, 2016 by Dean Benard
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. Read More...
Posted on April 14, 2016 by Dean Benard
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. Read More...
Posted on December 4, 2015 by Dean Benard
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. Read More...
Posted on September 22, 2015 by Dean Benard
Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to what it is that makes us great and what separates our company from others. More importantly, I have been struggling to figure out how to tactfully point this out without sounding egotistical or boastful. After all, I want people to respect us and to want to work with us.Then it hit me – Donald Trump! Read More...
Posted on September 14, 2015 by Dean Benard
The weather was stormy, but that didn’t prevent Mayor Mike Savage and local regulatory professionals from attending Benard + Associates #HalifaxGrandOpening on Thursday September 10, 2015 at the Westin Nova Scotian. Read More...
Posted on August 27, 2015 by Dean Benard
The use of surveillance is common in some areas of investigative work, while in other areas it has not been relied upon as heavily. There has been controversy over its use and as a result there is no shortage of case law where the issues of surveillance and the manner in which it is carried out has been considered. Read More...
Posted on August 11, 2015 by Dean Benard
Sexual abuse investigations are one of the most challenging types of regulatory investigations to conduct. The following tips are a brief overview of some key things investigators should consider when taking on these important cases. Read More...
Posted on August 4, 2015 by Dean Benard
What do you do when a workplace investigation does not support the allegations of harassment? We believe understanding the reasons why and the underlying dynamic will go a long way in guiding employers towards  making the right decisions following such investigations. Read More...

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