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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.

Complex Construction Disputes: Blueprints for Success in Multi-Party Mediation [CC]

July 24, 2024

This panel of renowned legal experts and mediators will explore strategies and techniques of what you should do, and what you must do, to successfully mediate these multi-party disputes.

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2024 Fall Meeting

October 23 - 25, 2024 | Pittsburgh, PA

Mark-up your calendars, and layout your travel plans now to join your Forum friends and colleagues for our next meeting on October 23 to 25, 2024. Under the title block, "The Built Environment: Drawing on Design," you will hear from the foremost experts on the details of the designer's role and responsibility in the construction process.

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Forum At-A-Glance

2023-2024 Forum Year

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

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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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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 2024-2025.

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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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Contact Us

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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.

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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.