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Liability Issues for Design Professionals

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

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.


Cassidy E. Chivers, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


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