Members of the Forum represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and sureties. The Forum’s mission is to serve the construction industry through education and leadership while Building the Best Construction Lawyers.
Coronavirus Task Force
We are all very concerned as we watch the news about the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, its appearance in North America, and the latest hub in Washington State. With our upcoming Annual Meeting in Seattle April 22-24, all eyes are on that region.
COVID-19 LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE: A SPECIAL FORUM CRISIS SERIES
April 7th | 4PM EDT
Description: This program will discuss the current impact on construction job sites and the various impacts both short term and long term. We will review best practices for dealing with various issues arising from COVID and explore the most prevalent problems and concerns that contractors are facing during the crisis. The session will serve as both a moderated panel discussion about critical issues as well as an open forum for attendee questions and knowledge sharing.
Moderated by: Frank Giunta, HKA
In order to serve and provide resources to our Forum members, the greater ABA, and the general public, the ABA Forum on Construction Law and strategic partners have developed a multi-part webinar series exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting construction and design and identifying options for response and risk management/mitigation. In these free, non-CLE webinars, industry leaders and attendees will have the opportunity to exchange information, learn from one another, raise questions, and offer options for addressing the deepening effects of the crisis. If you are a company leader or legal counsel, we invite you to join our conversation.
In light of the recommendation from the CDC that meetings of fifty attendees or more be cancelled, the designation of the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic, and the declaration from the Governor of the State of Washington of a public health emergency, and the significant number of speakers and attendees who were compelled to cancel their participation due to travel restrictions put in place by employers, the ABA and the Forum on Construction Law have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for April 22- 24, 2020 in Seattle, WA. The meeting will not be occurring in Seattle or in April. The updated location and date for the Annual Meeting will be released when registration opens back up in a few weeks. We are also working to offer live streaming remote attendance at that meeting as a backup for those who are still unable to travel. We ask that you do not cancel your attendance at the meeting at this time, as registrations will rollover to the new date and you will be all set if it works for your schedule. Thank you for your patience and please take all necessary measures to protect yourselves and visit the CDC , WHO, and Johns Hopkins University for additional information about the virus. Please contact email@example.com for any questions.
Welcome to our new Forum Leadership for Bar Year 2020
The ABA Forum on Construction Law welcomes Kristine A. Kubes as Chair for the 2019 to 2020 Bar year. Kristine officially took over from past Chair Tom Rosenberg on September 1, 2019. She is the first solo practitioner and only the sixth woman to hold the office of Chair in Forum history.
Promoting diversity in the profession shall be a priority of the Forum. The mission of the Forum’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to raise awareness and understanding among our members and others of the vital role diversity plays in the construction industry, both nationally and globally. The Diversity Committee’s mission includes enhancing participation, inclusion and leadership opportunities for attorneys of diverse backgrounds in Forum programs, publications and other initiatives. The Committee will also educate our membership on how diversity impacts the practice of construction law.
Construction Law Today – the Podcast of the ABA Forum on Construction Law
The Forum is pleased to present a series of podcasts on various construction law topics.
Buzz Tarlow hosts “Construction Law Today”, a periodic podcast of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. Buzz engages Forum members in conversation on subjects of practical and academic interest to construction lawyers. The Forum welcomes questions, comments and suggestions about its podcasts, and welcomes other podcasters who wish to propose ideas and content for future podcasts. Enjoy.
Featured Job | AIA Contract Documents & Risk Management - Manager and Counsel
We are looking for candidates with at least 4 years of relevant experience, admitted to a state bar, and with some AEC industry experience. This is a great position for an attorney who has some experience in the AEC industry, is interested in working in connection with that field, and may want a work experience that accommodates a different quality of life than they might experience in a law firm or similar environment. Full-time employees in positions approved for telework, who have successfully completed their six-month Introductory Period and are in good standing, are eligible to participate in the telework program with supervisory approval.
The Forum’s new Mission Statement, adopted in 2012, emphasizes the Forum’s core focus on the education and professional development of Construction lawyers. Indeed, this has been the heart of the Forum’s mission since its founding in 1976. But this is not meant to signal a narrowing of the Forum’s traditionally broad efforts at improving Construction law and practice, and at enhancing the careers of Construction lawyers generally.