Colorado Construction Defects Attorneys

Construction Defects Lunch and Learn 2018

Need DORA and/or CAMICB Continuing Education Credits?

Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Group is pleased to release our updated Lunch & Learn continuing education programs. Let us come to your office to provide a convenient learning experience; we will even provide a catered lunch. Sign up to earn your continuing education credits today!

Available courses:

Discusses what documents constitute the “Association’s File” and steps you can take to ensure that the minutes, correspondence, and other association records protect, rather than harm, the association’s legal rights.

During this fun, interactive class, we will cover the basics of what a deposition is, why it is taken, the parties and its importance in litigation. We also cover how to prepare and effectively answer questions.

Helps identify the difference between general maintenance items and construction defects issues. Sometimes minor issues can actually be major problems for the association. How to distinguish between the two and proper ways to handle these issues.

This class explores the players in the courtroom and 10 rules for effective testimony in any kind of case a manager may be asked to testify in. We cover common obstacles that witnesses face and how to overcome them.

Explore the future of community association management in the four essential areas of association governance, community management, public policy, and external influences. Based on nationwide multiyear project done by CAI National.

This program covers what is required under Colorado law prior to filing a lawsuit for construction defects including the specifics related to advisory notice, the owners’ meeting, and the disclosure notice. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of the statute and practical pointers for obtaining the necessary approvals.

Distinguishes between the two types of studies and what impact each may have on an Association’s knowledge of construction defects and the time limits that may apply to defect claims.

How construction defect lawsuits may be avoided by negotiating repairs with those responsible and timing issues critical to the association’s decision regarding the length of these negotiations.

Discusses the current state of the law on timing and other requirements to pass amendments to common interest community governing documents. Advises on best practices and pitfalls to avoid.

Focuses on how the property manager and association’s board of directors can and should handle potential defect issues so as to properly protect the interests of the owners to the extent the association is required to do so. This program provides nuts and bolts tips for effectively managing repair or remediation demands by unit owners before, during, and after a construction defect lawsuit in order to protect the association from liability.

This program discusses the roles and responsibilities of the property manager in the timely identification of construction defects, including how to protect yourself and the management company from liability. Suggestions for setting up a successful investigation by the engineers will also be discussed, along with tips for disclosure and communication during and following a construction defect lawsuit.

All courses are approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification as well as DORA for CAM continuing education. Each course provides at least one hour of continuing education credit.


Loura K. Sanchez
Marketing Director, Construction Defects

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