Thursday October 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM MDT
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Crawford Hotel, Inside Union Station 
1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver 80202

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Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 
In celebration of Exponent’s new LoDo location come join our team of engineers and scientists for an afternoon of CLE’s followed by Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres. 

October 27, 1-5pm CLE’s
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres 5:00-6:30pm
Attendees can attend any CLE’s of interest to them, or all!
Crawford Hotel at Union Station
1701 Wynkoop St.

Choose between two CLE tracks, one pertaining to Construction and one to Personal Injury/Product Defects
4 general and 1 ethic CLE applied for
Free to CDLA Members
Construction CLE Schedule:

 Geohazards in Colorado, taught by Dr. Jon Wren, PE and Dr. Charles Coccia.  This course presents an overview of the causes and mitigation of four common geohazards in Colorado – expansive soils, collapsible soils, fill settlement, and landslides.

Overview of Roofing, taught by Rich Vose, AIA.  This course presents similarities and differences between asphalt and tile shingled roofs as well as common construction errors.

Wood and Wood Based Material Failures, taught by David Burnett, PE and Paul Bennett, PE.  This course presents basic wood science and case studies of wood failures.

Ethics and the Expert Witness, 1 Ethics CLE, taught by Brendan Powers, Paul Bennett, PE.  This interactive course discusses the difference between junk science, unethical experts, and differing expert opinions.  Learn how to better interact with your expert. 
Product Defect and Personal Injury CLE Schedule:

Materials Engineering in Product Failures, taught by Dr. Nicoli Ames, PE and Dr. Shane Kennett, PE, CWI.  This course discusses some of the scientific tools often used in failure analysis, and how computer simulations and laboratory analyses can improve your case.

Root Cause Analysis in Product Safety Investigation, taught by Dr. Juan Ramirez, PE, CFEI.  This course discusses product failure analysis, the scientific method, and the difference between science and pseudo-science with hands on examples.

Low Speed Vehicle Accident Investigation, taught by Jason Skiera, PE and Dr. Alan Dibb, PE.  This course presents a technical overview of investigating low speed vehicle accidents using a combined biomechanics and reconstruction approach.

Slip, Trip and Fall Investigation, taught by Dr. Sarah Sharpe and Dr. Robert Rauschenberger.  This course will discuss how an integrative approach between biomechanics and human factors can be used during fall incident evaluation to determine injury mechanism, fall source, and contributing factors. 
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General Liability Committee

  • Karen Wheeler, Board Liaison, Levy Wheeler Waters
  • Heather Salg, Chair, Patterson & Salg
  • Katelyn Werner, Vice Chair, Gordon & Rees
  • Jeff Bollers, Vice Chair, Spies Powers & Robinson

Construction Law Committee

  • Dave Mayhan, Board Liaison, Wells Anderson & Race
  • Marisa Ala, Chair, Palumbo Lawyers
  • Bruce Shibles, Vice-Chair, Hunter & Associates