October 21, 2019

Immigration, #MeToo and implicit bias top issues at ABA construction meeting in Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2019 — Legal experts in construction, engineering and architecture will discuss the importance and business implications of inclusion, diversity and professionalism in the construction industry at a first-of-its-kind American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting, Oct. 23-25 in Philadelphia.  

Other issues related to the intergenerational workforce; multi-cultural workforce; and minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprise relationships will also be discussed.

What:  
Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting:
Building a Better Construction Industry through

Inclusion, Diversity, & Professionalism
Co-sponsors: ABA Center for Diversity and Inclusion; Commission on Women in the Profession; Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice; Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities; Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession; Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Commission on Disability Rights; Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline

When: 
Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 23-25, 2019

Where:
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.,
Philadelphia, Pa.19107 

Program highlights include:

“What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You” — Tips on techniques for identifying bias and systemic issues that lower a company’s bottom line will be discussed.
8:15-9:15 a.m., Thursday

“Where Does the Construction Industry Stand: A Candid Conversation with Industry Leaders about Inclusion, Diversity, & Professionalism” — This panel will discuss how the construction industry is doing in its efforts toward inclusion, diversity and professionalism.
10-11:15 a.m., Thursday

“Immigration Issues in the Construction Industry” — Find out how illegal immigration and non-compliant employers are making an impact on the construction industry. This panel will explore real issues surrounding the construction workforce and discuss ways to improve it.

Register for the program here.

This event is open to members of the press at no charge. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

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