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March 27, 2019 Seminar

March 27, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Las Vegas Valley Water District - Mead Conference Room
1001 S. Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contracts: What Do All the Ts and Cs Mean?

Because purchasing professionals must ensure that contracts protect the interests of their organizations, the ability to understand contract clauses is a key skill. This class will address many of the standard terms found in most contracts. Discussion will include key terminology and clauses taken from actual contracts.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own standard forms for comparison purposes.

Following are a few of the specific terms and conditions that will be discussed:  Work to Be Done, Warranties, Inspection and Acceptance, Performance Requirements, Lien Waivers, Delivery Terms, Audit/Examination of Records, Ownership of Materials, Equipment and Tools, Patent, Trademark, Copyright Protection, Confidential Information, Succession, Assignment, Subcontracting, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Insurance, Force Majeure, Insolvency, Termination/Cancellation, Default, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Choice of Law/Choice of Forum, Remedies, Set Off, Liquidated Damages, Independent Contractor Status, Time of the Essence, Waiver, Severability, Notices, Compliance with Law/Socioeconomic Clauses, Changes/Modifications, Entire Agreement.


HELEN M. POHLIG, J.D., has been licensed to practice law in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C.  She currently lectures and writes on commercial law subjects and provides pro bono representation to a variety of non-profit organizations.  She also works part-time doing electronic document review for litigation.

Ms. Pohlig has extensive experience in government relations and regulation, previously specializing in telecommunications law.  She started her legal career as in-house counsel at Republic Telcom Corporation in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she handled both regulatory affairs and general business matters including taxes, contracts, and vendor disputes.  Subsequently she served as General Counsel for the Competitive Telecommunications Association and as Managing Director for the National Association of Information Services in Washington, D.C.  She later became a Corporate Vice President at the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), where she was responsible for NAPM's government relations program, international relations, and in-house legal work. For more than 20 years she has taught extensively for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM, formerly NAPM), ISM affiliates and private companies and organizations throughout the U.S. as well as internationally.

Ms. Pohlig graduated with honors from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, and earned her juris doctor degree with honors from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Attendees receive 7 Continuing Education Hours

Teams of 3 or more will receive a $20 per person discount (Earlybird discount does not apply if team discount is used).  Contact Jim Haining (702) 428-6194 to register a team of 3 or more.



$150.00 Member
$140.00 Earlybird rate before March 15

$175.00 Guest
$165.00 Earlybird rate before March 15