Wednesday / November 03, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Mediation is a cost-effective dispute resolution vehicle very commonly used in clashes involving design professionals. Mediation can also be used as a mechanism to better understand the claims and respective positions of the other parties to a dispute before or during litigation. Determining when parties are ready to mediate effectively, selecting the appropriate mediator, and agreeing to the structure of the mediation are all considerations that are vital to the process. This webinar is written and presented by respected construction attorneys Jacqueline Pons-Bunney, Esq. and Peter Stacy, Esq. (W&D Law, LLP, Irvine, CA) who run the Practice Coach service for AIA members through the AIA Trust. They will provide design professionals insight into how mediation is used to resolve claims or to further the investigation of complex issues commonly found in construction-related litigation.
AIA Chicago subscribes to Practice Coach so members may call these attorneys for information on managing risks and minimizing claims, whether you are dealing with clients, contractors, employees, or others. Practice Coach is geared toward smaller firms that have questions or concerns but may not be ready to engage legal counsel: risky practice scenarios including negotiating and interpreting contracts, resolving or mitigating disputes, determining when to hire a lawyer, and more. Click here to learn more about this service or call 800/688-9780 to speak with an attorney.