On April 24th some of Kirwin Norris’ attorneys taught courses regarding Construction Law for Public Projects, which was geared towards architects, professional engineers licensed outside of Florida as well as in Florida, and Florida attorneys. Participants in the daylong seminar received continuing education credits for their particular fields.
Attorney Douglas Ackerman covered Public Procurement Law Applicable to Construction Contracting. Mr. Ackerman’s session covered Procurement law for counties, municipalities, and other local government entities; traditional vs. alternative delivery methods and public and private partnerships. Attorney April Atkins session was on the subject of Contracting in Public Projects. Some topics covered in Ms. Atkins’ presentation included; requirements for professional design services contracts; payment and changes and scope of work and changes. Next up on the roster was Roger Brown, whose session was titled Bond Claims, Contractor Claims, and Subcontractor Issues. Mr. Brown discussed; payment bond law; performance bonds; contractor claims and damages just to name a few.
Closing out the seminar was attorney Brian Kirwin. Mr. Kirwin’s subject was Resolving Disputes and Handling Ethical Issues in Government Construction Law. Topics covered included; mediation; arbitration; litigation in court; ethical issues in government construction law; conflicts of interest and gifts and favors. The continuing education courses were offered through Halfmoon Education, Inc.