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Liability Issues for Design Professionals

Understand the "tried and true" aspects of the design professionals practice, as well as the ever changing legal landscape of the 21st Century.

The 21st Century has proven to be a remarkable era of innovation for all types of industries, including building design and construction. Nevertheless, "tried and true" principles of risk management, as well as defending liability claims, remain critical cornerstones of any design professional's practice. This topic will cover these bedrock principles and then turn to recent developments in the law and technology that have fundamentally altered the practice. The topic will also cover select insurance issues faced by the 21st Century design professional.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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What Hasn't Changed: The Established Principles of Risk Management and Defending a Design Professional Claim:

  • Managing Risk Through Contract Provisions: Defining Scope; Limitation of Liability Clauses; ADR
  • Managing Risk Through Project Delivery
  • Overview of Professional Liability Theories and Defenses

What's New:

  • Recent Developments in Construction and Design Professional Law and Their Practical Application
  • Managing Risk: Electronic Communications and Document Management
  • E-Discovery for the Lawyer

The Insurance Landscape: What You Need to Know About Professional Liability Insurance for the 21St Century

  • The Insurance Application
  • Reporting a Claim
  • Select Coverage Issues
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Cassidy E Chivers

Cassidy E Chivers

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a national law firm with over 500 lawyers
  • Licensed to practice in California
  • More than 15 years of experience in defending design professionals in liability matters involving all types of projects and claims, from fee disputes in small residential remodel projects to multi-million dollar wrongful death traffic engineering suits, and large-scale commercial project delay claims
  • More than 15 years of experience in insurance coverage advice and litigation, including errors and omissions coverage
  • Routinely provides risk management and contract drafting advice to design professional clients
  • Can be reached at 415-263-8101, [email protected] and Twitter®: @ChiversCassidy
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Product ID: 399244
Published 2016
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