Course Description

This introduction to the nature of legal contracts and documents includes discussion of: legal obligations of contracting parties, types of construction contracts, security, insurance, limitation periods, settlement of disputes by negotiating, arbitration and litigation, and liens and remedies.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the legal system, its origins and, in a broad sense, how it functions
  • Analyze a dispute and express the issues in an organized fashion
  • Understand the proper role of legal counsel and know how to use a lawyer efficiently
  • Understand the essential components of a contract
  • Draft a simple, enforceable contract (and understand why you shouldn't)
  • Prepare tendering procedures and understand the recent changes to the law of tenders
  • Prepare and administer a standard form contract
  • Recognize a breach of a contract and its resolution
  • Make a decision regarding the appropriate venue for the resolution of a contract dispute
  • Identify the basis for a construction claim and prepare the documentation necessary to support it
  • Understand the application of the Alberta Builders' Lien Act, know how to file a Builders' Lien and know when to get professional assistance.

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 10, 2024 to Dec 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.99
  • Russell Patterson
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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