If Your Project Goes Bad and You End Up In Court . . . 
Effective Project Management Procedures Can Help You Minimize Your Exposure

This webinar will show you what you MUST document and what you
SHOULD NOT document
to help you win in court!

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of Construction Claims Advisor and Construction Advisor Today,
announces the return of one of its most popular interactive webinars:


Special "Best Practices Construction Law" Blogger's Discount!

From Paper to Paperless:
Controlling Construction Documentation,
Improving Record Management
and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT

Presented by:
Matthew J. DeVries
Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC and Founder of

Learn best practices for documentation and record management in this 90-minute webinar — From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age. This interactive program will provide you with guidance to help you develop effective procedures for documenting your projects, including the transformation to the paperless project. You’ll get answers to your pressing questions about electronic evidence on a construction project, including the legal issues surrounding social media. This course will explore:

  • Why are proper records so essential for claims and disputes?
  • “Putting it in writing” rule – what should you record?
  • What is the hearsay rule?
  • Critical project documentation – what you absolutely need to document; and non-critical documentation – what you don’t need to document
  • How to use project management software and Web-based capabilities to move towards a paperless project, establish good audit trail and consolidate project documentation
  • Are electronic documents subject to the same discovery rules as paper documents?
  • Is a written instruction via e-mail the same as a change order?
  • How do social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace) affect your project? Do you need a social media policy for your employees?

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the panelist presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a design professional, engineer, architect, owner, contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, supplier or attorney.  Register now to gain a better understanding of what you should and should not document to help you win in court!

Matthew DeVries
Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC

Matt is a Member at Stites & Harbison, PLLC, where he leads the construction practice of the Tennessee office. His practice focuses on construction law and complex commercial litigation. He is also the author of www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com, a construction-related blog that focuses on transportation, green building, technology and legal trends. In 2011, Matt received the Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyer distinction in “Construction Law” category and the ENR South Central magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” award for leadership in the construction industry. In 2010, Matt received the Nashville Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Most Valuable Player (CRE-MVP) award in the professional services category. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison in 2010, he practiced at two construction law firms since 2000 in Nashville and Washington, D.C.

Matt practices in the areas of construction law and complex commercial litigation with a considerable emphasis on construction litigation, construction contracts and finance, mechanic’s lien enforcement and green building. His industry experience includes highways and bridges; power plants; waste water treatment facilities; offshore oil drilling pipelines; educational, medical and commercial buildings; and multi-use residential. His commercial litigation experience includes representation of local business owners and individuals in corporate, employment and other business litigation matters.

Added Benefit: In-house training tool.  Train your entire staff for one low price -- your investment is for one dial-in!  There is no limit to the number of participants at your location.  Don’t miss out on this fascinating session and sign up today!

To Register by phone CALL: (301) 765-9525,

Webinar Details:   

 Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)
 Time: 1:00 — 2:30 EDT

Webinar PLUS Audio CD and handouts -- $148 Best Value!
Regular price is $246.

  Webinar Only -- $127
Regular price is $199.

  Audio CD and handouts only -- $135 (pre-conference price)
Regular price is $215.


From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age

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