March 5, 2014 - Diamond Certified - Ethical Issues for Structural Engineers

Date: Mar 05, 2014

Ethical Issues for Structural Engineers - 2 PDH Credists
Presented By: Anthony Potter, Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo

Complying with Rules on the Professional Conduct of Engineers

• Overview of Engineering Ethics
    o   Definition
    o   Do Engineering Ethics Matter? 
    o   Origin of Ethical Rules or Principles

• Examining the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics
    o   Protecting public health, safety and welfare
    o   Working in areas of competence
    o   Making only truthful public statements
    o   Acting faithfully on behalf of clients or employers
    o   Avoiding deceptive acts
    o   Maintaining confidentiality
    o   Conflicts of Interest

• Statutory and Regulatory Frameworks - Codes of Ethics
    o   Avoiding Acts Prohibited under various Licensing  Statutes & Regulations

• Analyzing Case Studies illustrating ethical Duties to Protect Health, Safety and
  Welfare

• Conflicts
    o   Examining an Engineer's Duties of Loyalty to Client & Employer
    o   Current Clients, Past Clients & Waiver

• Understanding the Nature of Contracts
    o   Reviewing your responsibility to all parties to Agreement

• Questions and Answers 

About the Speaker:
Anthony S. Potter represents and counsels engineers, architects, contractors, and design-build entities, in matters involving contracting, commercial and construction litigation, administrative law, and professional licensing. Mr. Potter serves as general counsel to AIA Pennsylvania and is frequently called upon to provide seminars for design professionals on ethics, professional licensure, loss prevention, standard form construction contract documents, and construction error and omission litigation. He has represented clients before administrative agencies and design professional licensing boards, the Commonwealth Court, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Before joining Powell Trachtman, Mr. Potter was Assistant General Counsel to Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he was responsible for representing the Governor and cabinet level officials in federal and state court, as well as providing legal counsel to department heads. Mr. Potter was lead counsel on public finance transactions, and oversaw the legal work of attorneys from a variety of state agencies, including the Department of Labor and Industry.

Mr. Potter is a member of the Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, and Federal Bar Associations. He is the former chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, former secretary of the Dauphin County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, and the former chair of the Professional Development Committee of Government Lawyers Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Mr. Potter received his law degree with honors from Widener University School of Law in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Millersville University in 1991. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

When:  Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Where: The Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Click here for directions

Time: Registration and hot breakfast buffet 7:00 - 7:30 am.

Program will begin promptly at 7:30 am and end promptly at 9:30 am.

Cost: DVASE members: FREE, Non-members: $50.00*

Reserve by Monday, March 3 - Space is limited!

Remember that you need to re-register for this breakfast, even if you were signed up for the previously scheduled breakfast on the same date - March 5th.

*Invite engineers at your firm to attend!

 If you have any questions, via e-mail to: bkoroncai@barrpino.com fax @ 215-628-9839, or telephone @ 215-628-9844.

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