New Speakers Added to 4th Annual Northwest CDDC

Jeff Childs | Advise & Consult, Inc. | October 31, 2018

Due to some unfortunate health issues with two of our speakers, we have had to substitute with two new speakers and topics.

David L. Mefford will address the topic of Replacement Cost Estimates vs. Reality. This course is designed to help us understand estimating, how mistakes occur, how reality increases repair costs, and how to protect clients and help them deal with unexpected repair costs.

Jeff Childs discusses the Top 5 Key Factors to Consider for More Effective Online Writing. Do you write online articles or have you thought about creating an online presence? Through this course we will better understand how the internet looks at our articles and how to write with these factors in mind to maximize our efforts and make it easier for our readers and the internet to read and understand our online articles.

With top-notch speakers and an enthusiastic crowd, it’s sure to be a good time. There isn’t a better way or time to get 6 CLE/CE credits (including 1 ethics credit) and have a great time doing it. For the cost of $147 you will get those credits, networking, knowledge as well as a delicious lunch!

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Check out this awesome agenda!<-

8:30 AM – Check-in begins

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Insurance Issues Arising from Construction Defect Claims
Thomas Lether | Lether & Associates

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM
Adjusters Beware: New WA Case Law on Suits Against Claims Professionals
Betsy Gillaspy | Gillaspy & Rhode

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM
Visualizing Your Construction Defect Case for Mediation or Trial
Tyler Weaver and David Filippini | Cogent Legal

12:10 PM – 12:45 PM
Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Replacement Cost Estimates vs. Reality
David Mefford | DLM, Inc.

1:50 PM – 2:50 PM
What Happens When Lawyers Get into Trouble and 
How to Prevent it From Happening to You
Janette Keiser | J. Keiser & Associates LLC

2:55 PM – 3:55 PM
Top 5 Key Factors to Consider for More Effective Online Writing
Jeff Childs | Advise & Consult, Inc.

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November 16th, 2018 | Washington State Convention Center

Time is Running Out For 6.5 CLE Credits in New Orleans!

 

4th Annual Southeast Construction Defect & Dispute Conference

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

Come one, come all to our annual conference in the Big Easy – New Orleans October 12th! With top-notch speakers, tasty treats and an enthusiastic crowd, it’s sure to be a good time. There isn’t a better way or time to get 6.5 CLE/CE credits (including 1 ethics credit) and have a great time doing it. For the cost of $197 ($247 at the door) you will get those credits, networking, knowledge as well as a continental breakfast, delicious lunch and a post-conference reception!

Check-in and continental breakfast will start at 8:15 a.m. with the first session beginning at 8:45 a.m. The last session will end at approximately 4:25 p.m. with the reception to follow until approximately 5:30 p.m.

Check out these awesome topics!

Criminal Statutes for Contractors

How to Evaluate a Delay Claim from General and Subcontractors

Based on Changing Design and Site Conditions

Proving Damages in Construction Cases

Claims Against Architects and Engineers/Design Professionals

Ethics Challenge

Do Right to Repair Statutes “Suit” an Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend?

Wild Wild West of Louisiana Lien Law: Engaging Discussion of New Public and Private Work Acts Opinions

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Loyola University College of Law

For more conference info visit

www.ConstructionDefectDisputeConference.com

4th Annual Southeast CDDC Agenda Announced

4th Annual Southeast CDDC
October 12, 2018
New Orleans, LA | Loyola University College of Law
$197
6.5 Continuing Legal Education credits (LA – other states upon request) including 1 ethics credit!

Check-in with Continental Breakfast will start at 8:15 AM.
Lunch and post conference reception is included.

Check out this AWESOME agenda – come enjoy, network, learn and have a great day getting those pesky CLE credits out of the way!

Criminal Statutes for Contractors
Carl Barkemeyer | Carl Barkemeyer Attorney at Law

How to Evaluate a Delay Claim from General and Subcontractors Based on Changing Design and Site Conditions
Larry Mobley | Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer

Proving Damages in Construction Cases
Ben Aderholt | Coats Rose

Claims Against Architects and Engineers/Design Professionals
Andrew G. Vicknair | Shields Mott

Ethics Challenge
Eric Barefield | Louisiana State Bar

Do Right to Repair Statutes “Suit” an Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend?
Alexis Joachim | Phelps Dunbar

Top 5 Litigated Construction Defect Issues
Stewart Schmidt | Advise & Consult, Inc.
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Insurance professionals are $77, but must still pre-register – CE credits not included.
email jeff@adviseandconsult.net from a work email to get discount code.

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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.