Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Seattle, WA


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WA MCLE: 3.5 Law & Legal & 2.0 Other Nexus Credits
OR CLE: 6.0 General Credits
Engineers: May Qualify

*See credits tab for full information on credits.

Topics covered

Construction, Environmental, Flooding, Insurance, Land Use, Real Estate, Water

Who Should attend

Attorneys, Conservationists, Contractors, Engineers, Erosion & Sediment Professionals, Government Employees, Land Planners, Land Surveyors, Municipal Employees, Real Estate Appraisers
Seminar Overview

This seminar is an opportunity for attorneys, claims professionals, and others involved in real property disputes to learn the nuts and bolts of landslides in Washington. Slope movement events in western Washington have become more frequent, and more severe, over the last few decades. Our unique mix of geologic and hydrologic features, and the impact of property development and long-term weather trends, are all factors. These, in turn, have led to more landslide litigation, enhanced oversight, and regulation of development in sensitive areas, as well as technical advances in analyzing slope movement and landslide events.

Join our panel of experienced attorneys and earth science professionals for an overview of liability for damage caused by landslides, the impact of regulatory and development controls on landslide risks, insurance coverage for landslide claims, and an in-depth look from the technical experts on analyzing slope stability, evaluating causes of landslides, and implementing prudent and cost-effective stabilization measures.

There will also be a Special Presentation on Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Landslide Research, by Scott Burns, PhD, a Professor Emeritus and Past-Chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University.