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David Garst to Lead Webinar on Email Policies and Practices

On December 8th, Berkley Design Professional Underwriters will present a webinar on the very timely topic, “Email Policies and Best Practices.”

The featured speaker will be our own David Garst. For more than 25 years, David has represented general and specialty contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, supplies and building owners on a variety of construction projects.

Email has easily become the most prevalent means of communication used in the construction industry today, especially for design professionals. What would have been communicated in a formal letter, transmittal, or submittal in previous times is now frequently communicated in an informal, hastily written email. While email is a fast and effective communication tool, it is permanent and discoverable, and the misuse or abuse of email carries significant risks in the event of a dispute.

David will also help participants in the webinar understand the realities of email communication and the common circumstances that can lead to damaging emails.

David will discuss how to establish and consistently follow email communication policies and how to train employees for best email practices.

The webinar is free. To register click here.

Garst-7241David N. Garst is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Garst practices principally in construction law, focusing on architects and engineers professional liability, construction defect litigation, construction contract law, professional discipline, and commercial litigation.