Writing Reports, Best Practices for Documentation Webinar

Wednesday, November 7th at 2:00 a.m. PDT.

Kelli Schmidt will provide an-depth training on report writing, including the purpose of investigative reports, essential elements of all reports, critical issues, and report formats. She will then breakdown and discuss report elements such as: background and preliminary case information; identifying the role of the investigator and the issue being investigated; scope, legal standards, and standard or proof; describing the investigation process; making findings of fact and credibility determinations; and analyses and conclusions. She will also share her practice tips gleaned from twenty years of experience writing investigation reports.

KELLI SCHMIDT is the owner of Advance Law Office, PLLC, where she provides independent, impartial civil rights investigations for school districts and employers. Before going into practice for herself, Kelli worked for Seattle Public Schools as Student Civil Rights Compliance Officer and interim Title IX Coordinator. Prior to that she was a Senior Attorney at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights where she led investigation teams and trained others in investigations for 16 years. A graduate of the University of Washington

School of Law and the University of California Santa Cruz, she began her legal career in the Pierce County and Seattle Offices of TeamChild representing youth involved in the juvenile justice system on civil legal issues. She is also the immediate past chair of WSBA's Civil Rights Law Section and on Vice President of K-12 on NWATIXA’s Board of Directors.


Cyber Harassment INvestigation Webinar

Thursday, September 27th at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Topics to be addressed include: how to locate social media and online harassment that is not on your organization's system; how best to preserve evidence; what to do when the evidence may be child pornography; what resources are available for targets of harassment to get written or photographic items off third-party platforms such as social media apps and online forms?


UpComing Regional and National Conferences

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