The December issue of New Jersey Lawyer dives into the broad spectrum of investigations in the legal world and the commonalities they share.
The edition, published by the New Jersey State Bar Association, features six articles on the many circumstances that trigger an investigation, including employee complaints, law enforcement action and inquiries from regulators. Nearly every organization has, at one time or another, faced the need to conduct, participate in or respond to an investigation, according to Susan L. Nardone, the special editor for the November issue. The edition aims to explore both the recent developments in the world of investigations and some truisms that transcend all investigations, she said.
The issue also includes practice tips on how attorneys can declutter their minds and stay focused, market their businesses and excel in motion practice. Retired Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson, the acclaimed author of the book that inspired the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, shares thoughts on how attorneys can write and argue better. NJSBA President Timothy F. McGoughran also reports on the Association’s commitment to expanding access to justice in New Jersey.
Here is a full list of articles from the edition:
- Updated Government Guidelines Cover Confidentiality and Ensuring Prompt, Thorough and Impartial Workplace Investigations – By Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, Carole Lynn Nowicki and Beth P. Zoller.
- Recognizing and Avoiding Bias in Workplace Investigations— By Christina Silva and Kea S. Noyan.
- Investigating Internally: Five Tips for Conducting Workplace Investigations – By Ricardo Solano and Ryan Goodwin.
- Plaintiff’s Perspective: Effectively Representing Employees in Workplace Investigations – By Ayesha Hamilton.
- Note to Self: These Notes May Not Be Just for Yourself – By John D. Haggerty and Anne M. Collart.
- What’s the Law?: Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations – By Peter Frattarelli and Simone Adkins.
The full issue of New Jersey Lawyer is available on njsba.com.