Pam Scholefield, the lead attorney for San Diego-based construction law firm Scholefield Associates PC, has volunteered to be a featured speaker at a local workshop to help contractors and fire victims survive the rebuilding process.
"We don't want people to re-live the problems created after the 2003 Cedar fire," Scholefield said. "We want people to learn from past mistakes."
With the Cedar fire experience behind her, Scholefield hopes to educate contractors and homeowners on the legalities of the construction process. She will be available at "San Diego Rebuilds!" from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 to discuss construction contracts and to offer tips on what contractors and homeowners can do to assure a smooth and trouble free job.
Some of these same tips also will help to expose the anticipated onslaught of construction scam artists who prey on disaster victims.
"San Diego Rebuilds!" is a one-time event to be held at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido to connect fire victims with experts from local building departments, the Contractors State Licensing Board, the Better Business Bureau, qualified attorneys, insurance, tax and lending professionals, architects, construction contractors and a variety of material suppliers. More information about "San Diego Rebuilds!" can be found on the Web site sandiegorebuilds.com.