Projects are bid with tight margins to ensure success of an award. But, those thin margins are soon eaten up by avoidable mistakes that often result from simply being ignorant as to your contractual obligations and how to work the system to your advantage. Focused training by a professional increases your team's ability to properly and confidently manage the contract and assert your rights!
Talent Retention and Productivity:
According to Indeed.com: "Implementing training programs in the workplace will help employees feel like the company is invested in them. By continuing to teach your employees new skills and abilities, they will not just become better workers, they will feel like more productive members of the organization. This will improve their morale as well as their workplace capabilities."
Provides convenience and privacy to your team in a venue that allows optimal understanding for all participants. This also encourages open dialog to target the specific information your team needs most.
Select from a wide variety of standard topics that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Current industry topics are integrated with established law to provide a deeper understanding of contract terms and pro-active contract management.
Our time-tested workshop environment keeps your team more engaged, which provides an enjoyable experience. Our minds are way more open to learning when we are enjoying the process!
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Pam Scholefield has been practicing exclusively in the area of construction law since 1998 and is known for her highly informative, yet entertaining training style. She is often engaged by clients and trade organizations to provide training, workshops, and key-note presentations covering topics such as:
Understanding and managing contracts terms,
Navigating notice, change order and claims procedures,
Effective project management,
Protecting payment rights,
Negotiation Skills; and
Disputes and Dispute Resolution Processes (ADR).
For several years, Pam taught the masters level Construction Claims course for the College of Civil Engineering at San Diego State University and for over 15 years she has taught licensing and construction law classes through an electrical apprentice program. Pam's private law practice includes both transaction work (focused on negotiating construction contracts) and litigation (including mediation and other ADR processes), representing developers, contractors and wholesale distributors, whether plaintiffs or defendants, involving commercial, public works and federal projects. She is often sought out for complex construction cases involving disputes related to scope of work, change orders, delays, and work quality. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Pam worked as an engineer for General Electric's Electrical Distribution and Controls Division, culminating her 10-year career as an Area Manager before resigning to attend law school.
Over the years, Pam has written numerous articles for various business and trade publications. Pam is active in the industry and is the 2023 Vice Chair of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. She has also received the following awards:
Associated General Contractors – “Construction Industry Excellence Award”, 2020 – awarded to one company each year. This award recognizes the high level of integrity and ethics in the company’s business practice, and for going above and beyond normal expectation in its commitment to supporting the AGC, the construction industry and the community.
Associated General Contractors – “Affiliate of the Year”, 2020 – awarded to one individual each year. This award recognizes the individual’s commitment to the principals of skill, integrity, and responsibility.
NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) – “Above and Beyond Award”, 2020. This special award was to recognize the efforts Scholefield and her team made to support the industry as a whole during the pandemic.
Associated General Contractors – “Construction Industry Professionalism Award”, 2012, 2016 – awarded to one individual each year. This award recognizes an individual's professional performance and achievements and their strong support of the AGC by committee involvement and participation. This award is given to an individual who goes above and beyond the normal expectations of their company in their efforts to support the industry and the members of the AGC.
NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) – “Associate Member of the Year Award”, 2016. This award was to recognize Scholefield's commitment to NECA and the Electrical Industry.
Associated General Contractors – “Rookie of the Year”, 2009 – awarded to one new member each year who offers significant contribution to the organization serving on committees and participating in and attending member functions & events.
San Diego Daily Transcript – Semi-Finalist “Top Attorney”, 2009
San Diego Daily Transcript – Finalist “Top Attorney”, 2007
Professional Engineer’s License, State of Colorado – 1992-present, License #28104
State Bar of California, SBN #196368 – 1998 - present.
Admitted to practice in all U.S. Federal Districts in California, and the Ninth Circuit
Hawaii State Bar, JD# 10570 – 2016 - present
Juris Doctorate – 1998, University of San Diego, cum laude. Executive editor of Law Review;
B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering – 1984, University of Florida, with Honors.
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