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Thursday, July 14, 2022
10:00 – 11:00 am CDT


Presented by
Mallory K. Smith

Agenda Highlights:
Overview of general ethical issues in government projects
Gifts and favors
Conflicts of interest
Bidding documents and practices
Contracts and subcontracts
Ethical issues in construction disputes


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.1 CEU (Administration)


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Mallory K. Smith

Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC in Rochester, NY
Ms. Smith is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice is focused on construction litigation and dispute resolution, commercial litigation, insurance defense, health care litigation, contract enforcement and interpretation, and estate and trust litigation. She has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution. She also has significant appellate experience having perfected appeals in the State of the New York Appellate Division, United States District Court Western District of New York, and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and as well as drafting opposition to a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Smith is listed in Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2020. She received her J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law.

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AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Handling Ethical Issues in Government Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the potential ethical concerns (and avoiding them) that can arise in the bidding, contracting and performance of government construction projects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain how gifts and favors offered and accepted by parties to a government contract violates the public interests.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain how conflicts of interest involved in government contracts violates fair dealing and public interests..

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how unethical practices in bidding documents and practices and contracts can be identified and avoided.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how unethical issues arise during construction disputes.

LUs: 1.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with government contracting

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/19/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.