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When: 3/2/2018
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: Architecture 4 Education (A4E)
41 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
(One Colorado, above Anthropologie)
Pasadena, California  91103
United States
Contact: 626.796.7601

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The Times They Are A Changin’:
How Recent Developments in the Legal Landscape Affect Your Practice and Firm




Both the #metoo and #timesup movements are helping to shape business and interaction in the workplace. Learn how these and other recent developments in the Legal Landscape affect the core design professional's practice and employment.

Learning Objectives

1. Review of recent changes to California employment law in the #MeToo era, including laws regarding anti-harassment, employment background checks, and new equal pay rules that apply to design professionals.

2. Overview of professional liability issues regarding ownership of plans,

3. Overview of indemnity issues

4. Overview of Cal-OSHA claims and LEED Performances litigation.

Friday, March 2
7:30-8:00am breakfast
8:00-9:00am program

Architecture 4 Education
41 N. Fair Oaks Ave. (One Colorado, above Anthropologie )
Pasadena, 91103

COST (includes breakfast)
$5 AIA Member pre-registered
$10 Non-AIA Member pre-registered
$20 at the door
free Student (w/ valid ID)


Erin R. Dunkerly

Erin R. Dunkerly is a trial attorney at the firm’s South Pasadena office. Her practice focuses on professional liability and public entity defense.

Ms. Dunkerly has been with the firm since 2007. She has been rated a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012 and 2015-2018. She has tried cases in both state and federal courts and has presented on issues related to professional negligence to the Pasadena Bar Association and the American Institute of Architects. Ms. Dunkerly is a member of the American Bar Association (Center for Professional Responsibility, Section of Litigation, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section); Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Pasadena Bar Association; Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. She is an active member of the community, volunteering as a suicide prevention advocate at the state and national levels.

Ms. Dunkerly obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. At Loyola Law School, Ms. Dunkerly was a Public Interest Scholar and served as an extern for a United States District Court Judge, a California Court of Appeal Justice, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Barnard College at Columbia University.


Michael B. McDonald

Michael McDonald represents both public and private clients from the firm’s South Pasadena office. Mr. McDonald’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of design professionals in complex multi-party litigation and businesses in employment discrimination, wage and hour, and general liability matters. In addition to these areas, Mr. McDonald has successfully represented the County of Los Angeles in a variety of civil rights and general liability matters through trial.

After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006 with degree in Political Science, Mr. McDonald obtained his law degree in 2011 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he was a published comment author and staff writer for the Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least one week prior to the event will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows. Registration may be transferred to another individual.” AIAPF reserves the right to cancel any event where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable event to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIAPF.



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