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Presenter: Betsy Huffman and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-352-1231

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers 
M. Schafer

   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 
T. Schurter

   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

Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers 
K. Walker

   Understanding business insurance coverage:
      general liability vs. professional liability policies
   Understanding standard of care
   Risk and review of uninsurable contractual provisions: 
      indemnification, warranties and guarantees, prevailing party and more
   Recognizing and duty to report claims

Complying with Rules of Professional Conduct 
B. Huffman

   Sealing of documents
   Standards for responsible charge of engineering work
   Unauthorized practice of engineering
   Indiana Code of Professional Conduct
   National Society of Professional Engineers’ Code of Ethics

Developments in Federal and Indiana Environmental Law 
E. Mroz

   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 Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

This seminar offers 6.5 continuing education hours, including 1.0
ethics hour, to Indiana professional engineers.

HalfMoon Education is approved by the Indiana State Board of
Registration for Professional Engineers as a continuing education

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to Indiana professional engineers. HalfMoon Education has been approved the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers as a continuing education provider (License No. CE21700059).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Betsy Huffman

Easter & Cavosie, Indianapolis

Ms. Huffman’s practice focuses on construction law, commercial real estate law and employment law. She represents many of the Midwest’s largest commercial and residential developers, owner’s representatives, construction managers, contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, design professionals, consultants and other companies with interests related to construction and real estate. Ms. Huffman graduated cum laude, earning her J.D. degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

Eric S. Mroz

Partner with Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Mr. Mroz practices in the areas of environmental law, regulatory matters, insurance coverage and bad faith and litigation. He represents individuals, businesses and government entities in multi-party environmental, toxic tort and environmental insurance litigation in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and through alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Mroz has significant experience in cases involving PCBs, chlorinated solvents, hazardous metals, petroleum constituents and emerging contaminants, including perchlorate. His experience in environmental law spans the full spectrum of state and federal statutes and regulations. Mr. Mroz has also been named by Super Lawyers as an Indiana Rising Star in the practice area of environmental law.

Matthew J. Schafer

Partner with Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Mr. Schafer is a registered civil mediator and practitioner in the areas of litigation, risk management and technology. He represents clients in all aspects of the litigation process from the initial filing to settlement or trial. In addition to the normal aspects of litigation and risk management, Mr. Schafer assists clients with developing electronically-stored information policies and the process of producing and gathering large amounts of electronic information. In addition to presenting on various topics including e-discovery and risk management, Mr. Schafer is a member of local, state and national bar associations. From 2010 through 2016, he has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the practice area of Civil Litigation: Defense.

Thad Schurter

Partner with Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Mr. Schurter focuses his practice on construction litigation. Having worked in construction for 10 years before becoming an attorney, he brings exceptional insight and technical experience to bear for his clients. He represents clients from across the full spectrum of the construction industry and provides counsel on design and construction defect claims, job site safety, personal injury and wrongful death claims, contract review, lien claims and payment security issues.

Kristen Walker

CIC, Director of Professional Liability, Senior Sales Executive, Walker & Associates Insurance

Ms. Walker’s insurance expertise is focused on the design professional industry offering both professional liability and property and casualty solutions for firms throughout the midwest. She is a member of A/E Pronet, an international network of insurance agents specializing in both education and insurance solutions for the design professional industry. Ms. Walker is a member and facilitator of continuing education seminars for professional associations specific to design professionals such as ACEC, ASCE and AIA, and she offers the same service for her clients. She is an advocate for ACEC and AIA and has served on various committees within those associations and assists the associations in legislative reform. She began her insurance career 15 years ago working with international clients and settling high exposure workers compensation claims. Ms. Walker continues to use her negotiation skills by working with her clients to settle on insurable contract clauses.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.