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Indemnity and Defense-
Presenters: Paul Lurie, Schiff Hardin & Waite, and Ronald Leaders, Buckley & Leaders

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of different types of indemnity and defense clauses, including which clauses are insurable and uninsurable under professional liability insurance policies and why.

Use of indemnity and defense clauses in construction contract to mitigate owner demand for broad clauses from the A/E perspective, how to use contract management techniques to minimize consequences of not being able to achieve desired indemnity and defense clauses are also covered.

Share experiences and challenges with presenters, discussion panel and peers on negotiating strategies from presenter and discussion panelists.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss with owners, and your firm's site representatives, important liability issues relating to construction site safety.
  • Implement contracting and practice techniques to reduce owner and design professional liability for construction site accidents and violations.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Learners will understand how OSHA is enforcing construction site safety regulations against design professionals and how to reduce exposure for OSHA violations.
  • Learners will obtain specific guidance on how to respond to different types of observed safety violations.
  • Learners will obtain contract formation and contract management guidance on implementing project procedures that minimize A/E exposure for site safety accidents and violations.


    Program Outline
    Handout- Negotiation Responses to Excessive Liability Allocation
    Attendance and Feedback forms (Continuing Education Credit for A/E's)
    Post-Program Summary
    Certificate of Attendance




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