Caplan and Earnest Attorney Doug Stevens presented on risk management when working with contractors at the American Gap Association’s 2017 International Gap Year Conference on May 7 in Denver. Stevens is a special counsel in the litigation practice group.
His presentation, “Strategies for Minimizing Risks in Your Contractor & Partner Relationships,” focused on properly vetting contractors and minimizing risks through proper contracts, liability insurance, extensive research, and effective, continual communication. Stevens recently wrote an article on this matter in Hoofbeats, a publication of the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association.
The AGA is a non-profit, accredited organization that brings awareness to the concept of the gap year for students before pursuing higher education. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and The Federal Trade Commission, the AGA promotes the gap year through research on its benefits and educational presentations for students and university admissions staff.
Stevens is a frequent lecturer to industry professionals on various facets of outdoor recreation and adventure travel programs including liability, risk management and employment issues. He specializes in civil litigation matters, including construction, outdoor recreation, personal injury and commercial and contractual disputes.
Stevens has taken numerous civil cases to trial as first chair and also has handled many depositions and motions hearings in both state and federal court actions. He is member of the Watershed School’s Risk Management Committee and a volunteer for LawLine9 and the Colorado Bar Association Mentorship Program.