Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 am EST

Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am EST

Break
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EST

Afternoon Session
12:45 – 4:30 pm EST

 

 

Contract Law Primer for Engineers

Reviewing the necessary elements of any contract
Understanding contract “legalese”
• Determining performance
• What constitutes a breach of contract?
• What are damages and remedies?
• Liability-shifting contract provisions: warranties, guarantees and indemnities
Making changes to contracts

 

 

Professional Liability Law

Reviewing the grounds for professional liability claims Identifying who can bring a claim
Examining common sources of professional liability claims
Reviewing defenses to liability claims
Determining damages
Participating in dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, litigation
Obtaining Insurance coverage for professional liability claims

 

 

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice

Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk:
complementary or conflicting duties?
Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic pressures in design and construction
Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing the benefits and risks

 

 

Focus on Ethical Issues in Supervision, Control and Use of Engineer Seal

What is the unauthorized practice of engineering?
What are the standards for responsible charge of engineering work?
How do you exercise supervisory control?
What duties cannot be delegated?
What are the legal and practical consequences of using the engineering seal?

 

 

Developments in Federal and New Jersey Environmental Law 

Reviewing recent changes to and enforcement of:
• Pollution prevention
• Water quality enforcement
• Stormwater permitting
• Watersheds, wetlands, lakes and streams
Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

 

 

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Credits

New Jersey Professional Engineers
6.5 CPC Credits,
Including 2.0 Ethics Credits

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education Credit Information

 This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CPC credits, including 2.0 professional practice ethics credits to New Jersey professional engineers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

 

 

 

 

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Speakers

Charles Dennen

Archer & Greiner

Attorney at Archer & Greiner
Mr. Dennen is an associate in the firm’s Environmental Law Group. He has experience in all areas of toxic tort and environmental law, and he has been involved in all stages of litigation in complex multi-party matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Dennen concentrates his practice in pursuing and defending complex environmental matters, such as claims involving underground storage tanks, soil and groundwater contamination, diminution in value to property, economic and non-economic damages, cleanup and response costs, natural resource damages and physical and psychological injuries. He also has experience serving as plaintiff’s counsel in toxic tort matters. Mr. Dennen received his J.D. degree from the Rutgers School of Law – Camden, where he graduated cum laude.

Jonathan Dryer,

Wilson Elser

Partner at Wilson Elser
Mr. Dryer is the regional managing partner of the Philadelphia office. He has tried numerous product liability, aviation, railroad, toxic tort, general liability, employment, professional indemnity and insurance coverage actions to verdict. Mr. Dryer’s range as a litigator also extends to cases involving recreational, industrial and pharmaceutical products, as well as premises liability claims and contractual disputes. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; in U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; in U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits; and in U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Dryer received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University. He has been included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2014.

Steven Nudelman

Partner at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Red Bank, NJ

Mr. Nudelman has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters for over 25 years. He works with owners and developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals to prepare and negotiate contract documents for construction in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. Mr. Nudelman drafts, modifies and negotiates customized contracts, as well as contracts based on standard industry forms from groups such as the American Institute of Architects, Consensus Docs and Design Build Institute of America. Mr. Nudelman’s construction contracting work helps his clients manage the risk inherent in construction projects so they may adequately protect their interests now to avoid claims and disputes in the future. When claims and disputes are unavoidable, Mr. Nudelman draws upon his wide-ranging experience in construction litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, as well as in local and international mediations and arbitrations.

Wendy Testa

Partner at Wilson Elser

Ms. Testa focuses her legal practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation as well as risk management services in the areas of professional liability; construction/construction defects; general liability; product liability; contract drafting, negotiating and disputes; and employment practices. She has also litigated matters alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and advised clients on best practices in this area of the law. Ms. Testa is experienced in the defense of architects, engineers and surveyors and is a member of the firm’s design professional practice. She performs contract review and drafting services for design professionals and engages in contract negotiations on behalf of these clients. Ms. Testa received her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.