Call for Presenters for Four Construction Defect & Dispute Conferences

We have four Construction Defect & Dispute Conferences coming up and we would like to see you there!

New Orleans, LA – Friday, October 12, 2018

Seattle, WA – Friday, November 16, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, February 8, 2019

Chicago, IL – TBD – May/June of 2019

If you have a great topic that you would like to submit to us we want to hear from you!  Submit your proposal to jeff@adviseandconsult.net.  Please provide us with your topic ideas along with which conference you are most interested in attending.

We are looking for interesting, informative and beneficial topics and presenters from attorneys, judges, and insurance professionals.  Some topic ideas to get the brain juices flowing are:

Unisex bathrooms & building codes

3D Printing & construction defects

Building Information Modeling & Impact on construction defects

Solar Panels & Insurance Coverage for roof damage

Replacement Cost Estimates vs. Reality

Virtual Reality: The Future of Expert Testimony?

These are just a few topics that might appeal to our attendees – think of topics that you would like to attend.

All topics covered must be in 1 hour increments, can be solo or panel discussions.  This is a fantastic way to get more of those pesky CLE/CE credits out of the way – depending on your local state requirements, you may earn 2 or 3 times the credits for being a presenter!

On top of that you will get good exposure as a public speaker that you may use on your CV, people will look at you as an expert in your field, plus you will receive a complimentary pass (including lunch) for you and four others that you can give to colleagues.

So get your topic ideas together, talk with colleagues on getting a panel together and submit your topic ideas to jeff@adviseandconsult.net.

We do not provide any travel, other expenses or compensation.

CDDC Announce 2018 Award Winners

The 4th Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference was held Friday, February 9th, 2018 and were honored to recognize five professionals for their contributions in the industry as well as in their community.

Craig R. Mariger received our Tim D. Dunn Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of service as arbitrator and mediator and is Jones Waldo’s Construction Law Practice Group Leader.  His qualities of honesty, integrity and service highly represent the Tim. D. Dunn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our Attorney of the Year Award recipient is Lincoln Harris or Richards Brandt Miller Nelson. His practice has included several years of experience in construction law and he has interest in local government and legislative issues his clients face.  He has worked for the Appalachian Education and Defense Fund.

Michael A. Stahler was honored with our Young Attorney of the Year award.  He has already earned the respect of his peers and clients, first as a paralegal and now as an attorney. His attention to detail and thoroughness are qualities that make him a worthy and qualified recipient of this award.

Our Paralegal of the Year award winner is Erin Stauffer of Snell & Wilmer who is a certified paralegal with over 15 years of paralegal experience. She is a member of the Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar and is recognized for her litigation, pleadings and legal writing skills and is a great asset to her firm, attorneys and their clients and is committed to serving them.

Margie Arnovitz received our Insurance Professional of the Year award.  Margie is an account manager at Dale Barton Agency and has previous experience as a Sr. Claim Specialist and Large Account Senior Claim Representative.  Her skills and knowledge greatly help those dealing with the insurance process.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 award winners!  We are all better off with these professionals raising the bar in their industries and in their communities.