What to Consider Before Signing a Construction Contract

Season 2, Episode 1 —A well-drafted construction contract clearly contains the scope of work to be completed, the price to be paid, and the payment terms. It is the governing document that will control the relationship between the parties. However, what else should the contract include? And, what can be done to avoid potential problems? In this podcast episode, Lee Lewis discusses What to Consider Before Signing a Construction Contract.

Common Questions About Copyright

Season 1, Episode 27 – Copyright is a commonly misunderstood legal matter. It is, literally, the right to copy. Copyrights are federally defined as original works of authorship. However, copyright is a complex area of law, and most people are unclear if all books and artwork is copyrighted; what material is protected; and if something is copyright protected - how do we know? In this radio feature from September 19, JDSA attorney Sally White discusses Common Questions About Copyright.

Uncomfortable, But Necessary, Estate Planning Questions

Season 1, Episode 26 – We plan for worse case scenarios almost everyday, yet put off our estate planning as long as we can. So ask yourself this: If something happened to you, would you want the court to decide who raises your kids, gets your assets, or even if you stay on life-support? These are just a few of the important things estate planning addresses. In this radio feature from September 9, JDSA attorney Bryce Mackay discusses Uncomfortable, But Necessary, Estate Planning Questions.

What You Should Know About Trademarks - Part 2 of 2

Season 1, Episode 25 – Protecting your brand name or trade name though a Trademark is a common business practice all over the world. In Part 1 of the series, we explored why trademarks are important, and when is the right time to register yours. In this episode of JDSA Law Talk from August 29, JDSA attorney Sally White continues on the topic, now exploring what is involved in registering your trademark, how long it lasts, and what to do if someone else uses your name. This is Part 2 of What You Should Know About Trademarks.

What You Should Know About Trademarks - Part 1 of 2

Season 1, Episode 24 – We’ve all seen the little “TM” at the end of a word or brand name. It means Trademark. It’s meant to protect a company’s brand. But why is it so important to a business or brand? Why register a trademark? In this first part of a two part radio feature from August 22, JDSA attorney Sally White explores the whys, hows, and whens, while explaining What You Should Know About Trademarks.