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New Podcast on Professional Liability Insurance

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    The Annual Large Firm Conference

    Schinnerer hosts the Annual Large Firm Conference. Select large firm insureds are invited to participate in discussions on those pressing issues facing the design and construction industry.

    Our 3rd Annual Large Firm Conference took place on May 22, in conjunction with our Invited Attorneys meeting. You can now download all of the 2019 speaker presentations . Presentations from the 2018 meeting are also available.

    The Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys

    For 58 years, Schinnerer has provided defense attorneys with an annual conference to discuss both legal and professional practice developments.

    The 2019 meeting took place from May 23-24 in Denver. Papers and presentations from the 58th meeting can be downloaded below.

    58th AMIA Papers 

    Brevity: Strategies for Writing Less and Saying More

    A Growing Dilemma: A Lawyer's Ethical Obligations in the World of Weed

    High Time in the Construction Industry: Precautions for Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry

    An Assist with Design-Assist and Lean Construction: Closing Design Gaps Through Collaboration

    Annual Review of Legal Decisions

    P3s: Are Design Professionals Partners or Pawns?

    Climate Change and its Impact on the Standard of Care for Design Professionals

    A Case Study on the "Unreasonable" Plaintiff

      You can also download the entire Proceedings from this year's meeting. Papers from last year's meeting (57th) are also available. You can also explore the AMIA archives for other topics.

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      The papers and presentations from the Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys are the copyrighted material of Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., and the individual authors. No republication or redistribution of this material is allowed without the written approval of Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc. Such requests can be sent to .

      The information presented above is for information purposes only, and Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness or relevance of this information. Under no circumstances should the information contained herein be construed to provide legal advice or to establish a determination on an issue of coverage.

      Policyholders and attendees of the Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys have a non-exclusive, revocable license to reproduce this information for in-firm and client educational purposes.

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      Since we first started working with the AIA and NSPE in 1956, Schinnerer has been committed to helping the design and construction industry. Our risk managers and underwriters are involved in many ways within the industry.


        Yvonne Castillo serves on the ACEC Risk Management Committee. 


        Frank Musica serves on the AIA Contract Documents Committee and is a regular speaker at AIA events. We also work with the AIA Trust .

        Other Commitments

        Yvonne also serves as Vice Chair of the ABA EISR (Energy, Infrastructure, Siting and Reliability) Committee.

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