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Using Experts to Navigate the Minefields of Litigation


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Practice Area:
Construction Law
Speakers:
Hakim Bouadi, Ph.D., P.E. |  Rob A. Plichta, AIA, NCARB, CPP |  Stephanie U. Eaton
Duration:
1 Hour 29 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Description

Presented By: DRI's Construction Law Committee

Bringing one or more experts into play early in the process can assist parties in targeting issues for pre-litigation resolution and in developing theories, evidence, defenses and strategies that shape the litigation, and ultimately, the outcome at an alternative dispute resolution forum or trial. We will discuss perspectives outside consultants can bring to a construction dispute when they are engaged early.  Building upon our 2019 Seminar discussion, we will use hypothetical scenarios to show how experts can assist counsel in framing issues and solutions from the outset of a potential dispute, allowing counsel to efficiently navigate the dispute resolution process. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Construction attorneys handling pre-construction, construction, and dispute resolution phases of projects
  • Municipality / public owner representatives
  • Design and engineering professionals, especially those working on public projects
  • Claims professionals encountering foreseeability issues on public properties with regard to accidents and emergencies such as shootings, floods, building collapse 

What Will You Learn?:

  • Benefits to your client of being proactive by early retention of experts in response to a construction accident or emergency such as shooting, flood or building collapse
  • How and why it is important to document and preserve an accident or emergency site as soon as possible
  • Use of experts for issue spotting and case planning          
  • How evolving social and environmental clients impact foreseeability of events for design and engineering professionals   

Credits

Please note:

During the presentation, a one-digit number will randomly appear. This will happen 3 times. Please write down each number as, together, they will serve as your "CLE Password".

DRI will apply for CLE in your state upon request in writing to cle@dri.org

Once the approval is received, DRI will report your attendance to your local state agency where applicable. For more information, please see the "Post Seminar Action" for your state below.

Approval times can take anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks.



Alabama

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: DRI Will Submit Credit For You To Your State Agency

Alaska

CLE programs which take place outside of Alaska are not required to be accredited by the Alaska Bar Association. Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other jurisdictions if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction.

Arizona

Arizona does not pre-approve CLE.

Arkansas

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

 

California

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession included: 0
Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Keep The Certificate For Your Personal Records.

 

Colorado

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

Connecticut

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
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Delaware

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: DRI Will Submit Credit For You To Your State Agency

Florida

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession included: 0
Technology included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

Georgia

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Professionalism included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

Hawaii

This course was approved under the Hawaii "Approved Jurisdiction" policy, Pennsylvania being an Approved Jurisdiction. 

Number of Accredited Hours: 
Ethics included:
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

Idaho

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
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Illinois

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Ethics included: 0
Diversity and Inclusion included: 0
Mental Health included: 0
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Indiana

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Ethics included: 0
NLS (Non-Legal subject) included: 0
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Iowa

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
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Diversity & Inclusion included: 0
Wellness included: 
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Kansas

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Ethics included: 0
Law Practice Management included: 0
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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Professionalism included: 0
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Maine

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Ethics included: 0
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Minnesota

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Elimination of Bias included: 0
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Missisippi

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
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Missouri

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Elimination of Bias included: 0
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Montana

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Nebraska

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
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Nevada

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Substance Abuse included: 
Post Seminar Action: DRI Will Submit Credit For You To Your State Agency

New Hampshire

As of July 1, 2014, attorneys will be reporting their own attendance to programs on a new online system. There will no longer be sponsor accreditation in NH.

New Jersey

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.20
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Keep The Certificate For Your Personal Records

New Mexico

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: DRI Will Submit Credit For You To Your State Agency

New York

This course was approved under the New York Approved Jurisdiction Policy, Pennsylvania being an Approved Jurisdiction. 

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
Diversity and Inclusion included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Keep The Certificate For Your Personal Records

North Carolina

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

North Dakota

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
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Ohio

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Professional Conduct included: 0
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Oklahoma

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0 
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Oregon

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Access to Justice included: 0
Mental Health/Substance Use included: 
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Pennsylvania

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: DRI Will Submit Credit For You To Your State Agency

Rhode Island

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
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South Carolina

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
MH/SA included: 0
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Tennessee

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Dual included: 0
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Texas

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0 
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Utah

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Professionalism & Civility included: 
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Vermont

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Keep The Certificate For Your Personal Records

 

Virginia

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Post Seminar Action: Please Self-Submit Credits To Your State Agency

 

Washington

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
Nexus Subject included: 0
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West Virginia

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.20
Ethics included: 0
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Wisconsin

Number of Accredited Hours: 1.00
Ethics included: 0
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Wyoming

Number of Accredited Hours: Pending
Ethics included: 0
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Speaker


Rob A. Plichta, AIA, NCARB, CPP Related seminars and products

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Robert A. Plichta, Forensic Architect/Senior Consultant at ESi, specializes in Construction Defects, Premises Liability and Professional Liability matters, including the investigation, evaluation and repair of building failures, architectural standard-of-care, and accessibility compliance. He is also an expert in national building code compliance, architectural operations, construction contract administration, and peer reviews. He has more than 30 years of architectural experience with building types including: commercial, hospital, educational, industrial, medical clinics, hospitality, retail facilities, multi-family residential (condominiums and apartment) complexes, mixed-use projects, senior living, hi-end residential, and urban infill residential design and construction.
 



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