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.

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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Law Student Writing Competition

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law is Looking for the Best Law Student Writers in the Country.

For the past ten years, the ABA Forum on Construction Law has held an annual Law Student Writing Competition. Through the Competition, the Forum introduces itself to the next generation of construction lawyers and pursues its mission of “Building the Best Construction Lawyers.” And, talented law student writers gain the opportunity to demonstrate their skill to the Forum and attend its Fall Meeting. The Law Student Writing Competition was prompted, in part, by the increasing number of law school courses dedicated to construction law.

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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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Upcoming CLE Programs

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Forum Fall Meeting Postponed to 2021

Dear Forum Members: As we move further into the year of co-existence with COVID-19, we are all realizing that we are in a marathon, not a sprint. As some parts of the USA have had resurgence of the pandemic, we are faced with another challenge to our Forum in-person meeting schedule.

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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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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.

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ABA Connect

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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Publications

The Forum understands the dynamic nature of the construction industry and the practice of construction law and produces high quality publications to address law, legal, and technical issues, to serve its members and the industry.

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Internship Opportunity with Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Position Summary

The Legal Intern is responsible for providing general legal support to the Legal Department of an ENR top 100 construction company, working directly with the Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Law Clerk. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable litigation and transactional work experience in an exciting field. Candidates should be self-starters with strong legal research, writing, organization, and interpersonal skills. Interns work on a part-time, hourly basis during the school year and full time (40 hours) over the summer.

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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.