Forum on Construction Law

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.

2022 Regional Meeting

December 2, 2022 | Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC

On December 2, 2022, in four convenient locations across the country, the ABA Forum on Construction Law will present “Must Know Provisions of Industry Form Construction Contracts.”

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2023 Midwinter Meeting

February 1-3, 2023 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

¡Ùnete a nosotros a San Juan, Puerto Rico! Join us in San Juan, Puerto Rico! It has been over 15 years since the Forum has been in Puerto Rico. Make plans to reunite with your colleagues at the Gateway of the Americas for a meeting to be remembered.

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Forum At-A-Glance

2022-2023 Forum Year

Learn more about the Forum on Construction Law Leadership, Governing Committee, and more.

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ABA Forum on Construction Law Report of the Nominating Committee

The Committee is pleased to report the following nominations for terms commencing in the bar year 2022-2023.

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Each One Reach One Initiative

President Turner is asking for your help to engage other lawyers in Construction Law. If each member of the Forum on Construction Law reached one other person within their network, we could double our community in the profession. Ask someone in your network to join the Forum on Construction Law today using ambar.org/EachOneABA.

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Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus

2022-2023 Forum National Programs

For more than forty years, the Forum has been providing outstanding and engaging seminars, well-researched books and periodicals, cutting-edge leadership on construction law, and issues affecting the construction industry. The Forum now also uses virtual platforms for meetings, presentations, and networking events.

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Law Firm Sponsorship

2022-2023 Forum National Programs

Our Programs will offer valuable skills training for our younger members through practicums focused on trial advocacy. The meeting portions of the Programs will draw on past Forum leaders and new members to present timely and on-point topics.

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Diversity + Inclusion Brunch Series

The Forum on Construction Law Diversity and Inclusion Committee is hosting a series of free monthly diversity “brunch” programs. Each program will feature a conversation with a keynote speaker who will give about issues relating to diversity, inclusion, construction and the legal industry. The brunches will take place at 1:00 PM EDT on the third Thursday of each month and will last one hour. These programs are free and will be open to all members of the Forum, friends, clients and anyone else who is interested.

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Forum on Construction Law the 2020-2021 ABA Diversity Center and Inclusion: Diversity + Inclusion Champion Award Recipient

Keeping the Conversation Going

The Forum on Construction Law is proud to receive the ABA Diversity + Inclusion Center's “Diversity + Inclusion Champion Award” for 2020-21 and would like to thank all of those involved in the Diversity + Inclusion Committee's Brunch Series for lending their voices to the conversations that need to happen for us all to come together. Let's keep that conversation going.

Leadership Roundtable Series on Impacts of COVID-19

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. Our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable Series resumes for three one-hour Roundtable sessions commencing on Tuesday, September 15th at 4 PM ET.

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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.

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Publications

The ABA Forum on Construction Law is the leading source of high quality reference materials on the topics of most concern to busy construction lawyers. Written by leading practitioners, these well-researched books will be valued additions to your library.

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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. David Suchar hosts “Construction Law Today”, a periodic podcast of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. David 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.

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ABA Communities

This is a space for you to connect with other Construction Law members and committees through interactive discussions, content sharing, and much more.

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Construction Law Searchable Knowledgebase

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Coronavirus Task Force

In response to the growing legal needs of Americans arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Bar Association has created a nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the legal profession. The task force will identify the legal needs arising from the pandemic, make recommendations to address those needs, and help mobilize volunteer lawyers and legal professionals to assist people who need help.

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About Us Forum on Construction Law

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.