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Posted on September 25, 2019 by Dean Benard
Anyone who has attended a course or workshop on investigations will have likely heard the instructor emph Read More...
Posted on August 10, 2019 by Dean Benard
"They didn't do anything" – Managing the Process When the Investigation is Over Paul Nicholson – Inve Read More...
Posted on October 23, 2018 by Dean Benard
I have written previously on how to select investigators and what to look for before retaining an investi Read More...
Posted on July 28, 2015 by Dean Benard
When investigators testify, they have the opportunity to demonstrate their credibility and professionalism. To do so, they should be aware of techniques for keeping calm and providing thoughtful, responsive answers. One important technique a skilled witness uses is to focus on the limits of the actual question, rather than to interpret it and over answer. Read More...
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Dean Benard
Over the years I have had many interesting discussions on the advantages and potential disadvantages of recording investigative interviews. I have tried to look at all sides of the issue and have written about topic in the past. I thought it was about time I revisit this topic and make a case for recording. Read More...
Posted on May 19, 2015 by Dean Benard
Locating people of interest (sometimes referred to as “Skip Tracing"), is an investigative technique skilled investigators use to locate an individual for various reasons and purposes. The investigators at Benard + Associates have the experience and expertise to locate people in all situations. This service is requested daily by our regulatory clients and lawyers. Read More...
Posted on April 21, 2015 by Dean Benard
Delay, procedural inefficiencies, and escalation of costs are the obstacles Discipline Committees must deal with in adjudicating the matters brought before them. Read More...
Posted on April 14, 2015 by Dean Benard
Members/registrants appearing before a Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committee Read More...
Posted on April 8, 2015 by Dean Benard
WATERLOO — Dean Benard and his colleagues are private eyes.So it's all stakeouts and surveillance, disguises and dark alleys?Once in a while, perhaps.But more often than not, a typical day involves interviews, research and paperwork. Lots of paperwork.  Read More...
Posted on April 7, 2015 by Dean Benard
The case of D’Mello v. The Law Society of Upper Canada was released by the Ontario Court of Appeal on December 22, 2014 and deals with the thorny issue of privilege as it applies to regulatory investigations, where a lawyer who was the subject of such an investigation commenced a defamation action against his regulatory body. Read More...

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