Sep 20 2007
San Diego based construction law firm, Scholefield Associates, P.C. announced that they are offering a construction law and contract law class to local building-trade apprenticeship programs. This class is being offered free of charge to any qualified building-trades training program in the San Diego area. The class will provide the contractor-to-be with valuable insight into the legal and business side of their trade.
"About three years ago we started providing a contract law class at the San Diego Electrical Training Center, which is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) apprenticeship program. The initial class was so well received that we have been asked to return annually," said Pam Scholefield, the firm's lead attorney and class instructor. "Because of the positive response by the electrical apprenticeship program, we have decided to offer the construction law and contract law class to other construction trades."
The class, which typically consists of one or two classroom sessions, each about 1.5 hours long, can be tailored for each training program.
According to Scholefield, most problems arise from confusing legal terms found in construction contracts, or a misunderstanding of California laws that affect the contractor. "Our goal is to give the entry level contractor the basic tools to understand the contracts and construction law aspect of their chosen profession," says Scholefield.
Scholefield Associates is providing their legal expertise at no cost to the students as a way to give back to the construction community in a positive and beneficial way.