Legal Issues and Litigation Avoidance for Architects and Engineers

April 18, 2013

CarlowiczGaeckleWorking in collaboration with Atlantic Cape Community College and Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP, Attorneys at Law, AIA South Jersey is pleased to announce a continuing education seminar: Legal Issues and Litigation Avoidance for Architects and Engineers. This is a full day seminar and will be held from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on May 16, 2013, at the Mays Landing Campus of Atlantic Cape Community College. The instructors for the course are Andrew J. Carolwicz, Jr., Esq. and Richard W. Gaeckle, Esq., LEED Ap.

This program is approved for both 6 AIA/CES LU/HSW and 6 CPC Credits.

Description:

The professional practice of architecture and engineering is difficult enough without the threat of impending legal liability for providing one’s professional services. Nevertheless, the potential exposure to liability is a real issue that design professionals must recognize in performing their services. This program identifies those issues and offers risk management and litigation avoidance strategies that may be employed to help protect the design professionals from potential liability. Through interactive discussions, case studies and real life examples, this program will address the legal duties and professional obligations required of design professionals practicing in New Jersey. Issues of professional conduct versus civil liability, the standard of care expected of New Jersey design professionals, and methods available to limit the professionals’ liability will be addressed.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and define the scope of the legal standard of care and required professional conduct.
  • Apply the professional legal duties and standard of care to actual practice situations in the context of construction site safety.
  • Assess specific practice issues and developing trends in the profession and the potential for liability.
  • Develop risk management and practice techniques to avoid potential liability.

For more information, a registration form and a course outline, click here.

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2 responses to “Legal Issues and Litigation Avoidance for Architects and Engineers”

  1. There is still room for walk-in registrations. Please note the room assignment has been changed. The seminar will be held in Building J – Room 207.

  2. Great seminar today for southern New Jersey architects and engineers. Many thanks to the presenters, Andy Carlowicz and Rich Gaeckel of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, and a special thank you to our hosts Jean McAlister and Esther Gandica of Atlantic Cape Community College. Based on the success of today’s event, we expect to hold more seminars like this in the future. Please look for future announcements.

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