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From Incident to Informed Decision-Making: Digging into Internal Investigations

From Incident to Informed Decision-Making: Digging into Internal Investigations
Toronto, November 19, 2019

The need for an internal investigation often arises during a crisis where internal and external pressures create the risk of internal chaos. In this environment, the risk of poorly reasoned and hastily made decisions — with potentially long-lasting negative repercussions — is significant. The deliberate and careful design of a well-planned internal investigation is one of the key ways to steer the course for an organization to emerge from a crisis.

Join partners from the Blakes Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance group for an interactive panel discussion about best practices when conducting an internal investigation. In this session, we will provide strategies for assessing complaints and initiating, structuring, managing, conducting and reporting about internal investigations. Working through a number of scenarios, our panellists will equip you with proven methodologies and practical advice for navigating internal investigations.


  • Initial triage, investigation structure and protecting privilege

  • Considerations arising from whistleblowers

  • Evidence collection, witness interviews and independent counsel

  • Best practices for analyzing ethical issues in investigations


Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 30 minutes of Professionalism content and 1 hour of Substantive content.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • Lunch and Registration:  12 – 12:30 p.m. (EST)

  • Presentations/Live Webcast*: 12:30 – 2 p.m. (EST)


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Toronto, Ontario (Map)