Private investigators can be a useful resource in a wide range of practice areas, especially in the early stages of building a case. In addition to locating items and people, private investigators can run background checks, search for income and assets, interview witnesses, conduct physical and electronic surveillance, and document and testify about the evidence they have collected. Their services can be invaluable in achieving an early resolution or strengthening the case for trial in employment investigations, criminal cases, family law matters, insurance claims, and commercial disputes. Retaining this assistance, however, means that lawyers assume important ethical and legal responsibilities for how the investigation is handled. This program with experienced labour and employment lawyers Michael Sherrard and Brian Wasyliw will address the legal and ethical issues that arise when lawyers retain private investigators and best practices to help investigators and instructing lawyers stay within the lines of permissible conduct and avoid potential pitfalls. By following some basic do’s and don’ts, lawyers can ensure they obtain high quality, admissible evidence that advances their case, without compromising their professional and ethical standards. Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask!
Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.