Video Arbitration: What to Consider Before Jumping In

July 13, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association presents a webinar on how to deal with virtual arbitration hearings in the era of Covid-19. Panelists include “two litigators who gained their experience in virtual hearings after their in-person hearing in New York City was shut down abruptly due to the pandemic” as well as a “a senior representative from the American Arbitration Association.” The webinar will cover “the legal issues presented by online hearings, applicable arbitral institution rules, and discuss important considerations and best practices for conducting an arbitration hearing remotely.”

August 19th, 2020

The 25th Annual Oregon Construction Law Seminar

July 6, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This annual two-day conference will cover topics such as We Never Stop Learning – Case Law and Statutory Update, Owners are People Too, Demystifying Delays, and more. The conference is relevant for architects, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and government employees. Faculty includes construction lawyers, mediators, judges, and industry professionals.

September 10th-11th, 2020
World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St
Two World Trade Center Building
Portland, OR 97204

AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference

June 29, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) presents an event “ to hone in on the most critical safety, health and environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction.” This three-day virtual conference will provide “informative presentations, panel discussions and interactive breakouts.” Attendees will have opportunities for Q&A with the speakers and learn about exhibitors.

July 14-16, 2020
Virtual Event

USLAW Network Women’s Connection—Month of Virtual Events

June 22, 2020
Colleen E. Hastie - Traub Lieberman

Please join us, in partnership with USLAW NETWORK, Inc. Women’s Connection, for a complimentary month of virtual events created by women, for women. The event runs from July 1st to July 31st, 2020.

Choose from any number of offered learning and sharing discussions, health and wellness classes, amazing speakers, and social networking opportunities as you wish.

On July 23, 2020, Traub Lieberman partner Colleen E. Hastie, will be presenting the topic “Perceptions of Women in the Claims and Litigation Arena: Are we Debunking the Myths or Feeding into the Sexism.”

July 1st-31st, 2020
Virtual Events

Save the Date: CLFT Construction Law Conference

June 15, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The 34th annual Construction Law Foundation of Texas (CLFT) conference will be March 4th-5th, 2021. The two-day event covers the most recent updates in Construction Law and provides two days of MCLE credit. Audio recordings and course materials are available from the 2020 conference.

March 4th-5th, 2021

2020 CLM Construction Conference

June 8, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Construction Conference “covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management aspects of the insurance related to the construction industry.” The conference includes interactive educational sessions as well as networking opportunities. Topics will include construction defects, construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies.

September 30th-October 2nd, 2020
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

EPA’s TSCA SACC Meeting: Peer Review of the Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

June 1, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

The EPA announced that they have rescheduled the meeting of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) to June. This four-day meeting will focus on a peer review of the draft risk evaluation for asbestos. Silent-only attendees may register up to the end of the event to receive a webcast link and audio teleconference instructions. Registration by noon on June 2nd is required to speak or comment during the meeting.

June 8th-11th, 2020
Live Webcast Teleconference

Business Interruption Loss – The Battle for Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 25, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Newmeyer Dillion presents a webinar that will “dissect the current insurance landscape to understand current carrier trends, impacts of governmental actions in this arena, and [provide] practical tips companies can use to bring successful claims for business interruption.” Attendees will also be given an opportunity to ask questions during a half-hour Q&A session following the one-hour webinar. The program has also been approved for MCLE credit.

12:00pm-1:00pm PST
May 28th, 2020
Live Webinar

Washington Construction Law Seminar

May 18, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 27th annual Washington Construction Law seminar will feature a special presentation: Federal Construction Law – New Developments, as well as topics such as Construction During the Time of Covid-19, Construction Defect Litigation, Claims Against Design Professionals and much more. Attendees will include architects, attorneys, contractors, engineers, government employees, and municipal employees.

September 22nd-23rd, 2020
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Northwest Insurance Law Seminar

May 11, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar “is designed to provide practitioners and insurance professionals with an update on new developments affecting the insurance industry in the Pacific Northwest.” Topics to be covered include “Emerging Issues in Third-Party Liability Insurance,” “Construction Defect Claims,” “Additional Insured Issues,” and many others.

October 29th-30th, 2020
World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St
Two World Trade Center Building
Portland, OR 97204

ENR Future Tech Conference Moved to October

May 4, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

ENR’s Future Tech construction conference has been rescheduled from next month to later this Fall. The three-day conference is suited for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction who wish to explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits and safety. The conference includes interactive sessions as well as networking opportunities.

October 14th-16th, 2020
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference

April 27, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Presented by ENR in partnership with Peckar & Abramson, the Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) conference has moved its dates from May to August 24th-25th, 2020. The GWIC conference will include keynotes, panels, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, exhibits, and receptions. Topics to include Why Women’s Board Voices Matter, Women Supporting Women, Surviving and Thriving in Construction, and many others.

August 24th-25th, 2020
Hilton Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Upcoming Seminar Updates

April 20, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, several upcoming seminars have been rescheduled or canceled.

The 10th Annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Condemnation seminar previously scheduled for May 8th, has been rescheduled to September 11th. The seminar will remain at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, Washington.

As previously reported, the 27th West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar previously scheduled for May 14th and 15th has been canceled. A detailed handout with helpful information will be emailed in its stead.

The ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting that was to take place April 22nd-24th has been postponed. New dates will be released soon. They are also working to offer live streaming remote attendance for those that cannot travel.

The 2020 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar Canceled and Replaced with Handout

April 13, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the 27th West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar previously scheduled for May 14th and May 15th has been canceled. However, a handout that will be a “ready reference for your construction defect claims and litigation” will be emailed. Those who want to continue to support the Buy a Banner and Salvation Army Campaign, may do so and be featured in the handout. The Ollie Award will be announced on May 14th in a formal email.

The Thoughtful Contractor’s Approach to Subcontract Terms and Conditions

April 6, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association presents a webinar that “will explore and discuss the issues that arise when prime contractors and their subcontractors establish their relationship from initial negotiation through performance.” The seminar will be moderated by Howard Wolf-Rodda and the panelists are Christine R. Couvillon, Karri L. Palmetier, and Keir Xavier Bancroft.

April 28th, 2020

Introducing the C-PACE Webinar Series

March 30, 2020
White and Williams LLP

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) loans are designed to help property owners lower their operating costs with clean energy solutions that increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Philadelphia and Pennsylvania have officially joined this national movement to enact their own C-PACE programs. As C-PACE loans grow in popularity, developers, lenders and advisors must navigate this changing landscape.

White and Williams and CounterpointeSRE are pleased to announce a series of webinars this spring designed to explain the benefits of and answer questions about C-PACE financing.

Upcoming events
C-PACE 101: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
C-PACE for New Construction/Retrofits: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
C-PACE for Retrofits/Maximizing Value of Existing Buildings: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
C-PACE for Green Roofs and Renewables: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

ABC Convention 2020 Rescheduled for Aug. 17-19

March 16, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) have decided to postpone this month’s ABC Convention to August. The seminar will include Keynote speakers, Opening Night Celebration, Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall, National Craft Championships Competitor Viewing and Lunch, Construction Management Competition Presentation Viewing, Association Excellence Awards With Keynote Speaker, Careers in Construction Awards, and Closing Night Celebration.

August 17th-19th, 2020
The Music City Center
201 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

March 9, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 27th annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar will feature keynotes, panels, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. In addition, the Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence and the Legend of an Era Award will be presented.

May 14th-15th, 2020
Disneyland Resort Hotel
1150 West, Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

CLM 2020 Annual Conference

March 2, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This three-day event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries is comprised of interactive educational sessions and networking opportunities. The conference will have more than 100 collaborative educational sessions covering different facets of the industry.

March 18th-20th, 2020
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas

Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar

February 24, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The fourth annual Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar includes the following topics:

  • Recent Case Law and Legislative Update
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance
  • Statute 624.1005 – Contribution Between Insurers for Defense Costs
  • Mediation is Not a Punchlist Item – Managing Insurance Coverage Issues in Construction Defect Litigation
  • Technology
  • Risk Transfer – Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Issues in Construction
  • Duty to Defend
  • Duty to Settle
  • Use of Bonds
  • Ethical Considerations in a Complicated Defense

August 6th-7th, 2020
Hampton Inn & Suites - Brickell Downtown
50 SW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33130

Act Naturally: Ethics in Construction Contract and Witness Preparation - "Meet to Empower" Series

February 18, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) presents a seminar that “will explore various ethical issues that construction attorneys face when negotiating contracts and representing their clients in contract negotiations.” For instance, the program will discuss whether it is okay to lie in negotiations, and how far attorneys can go to protect their client’s business interests.

March 12th, 2020
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa St
Denver, CO 80202-2704

The AGC Annual Convention

February 10, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s convention is coming this March to Las Vegas, Nevada. This convention has keynotes, sessions, and special events that provide networking opportunities for attendees.

March 9th-12th, 2020
Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

10th Annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Condemnation

February 3, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar “provides an overview and update of eminent domain legal issues and land valuation, with emphasis on emerging issues and recent Washington court decisions.” The seminar will cover the eminent domain process, recent trends in condemnation cases, and will examine “the use and appraisal of ‘floating in time’ temporary construction easements, a fresh look at special benefits, and the latest look at regulatory takings in” the state of Washington.

May 8th, 2020
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

ABA’s 2020 Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy

January 27, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) presents a three-day program featuring a “factual scenario” that “focuses on issues commonly encountered in construction projects to teach the skills that are needed to successfully try a construction dispute.” Attendees of this training program will “also learn the skills needed to effectively present their opinions in a construction case.”

March 4th-7th, 2020
George L Allen Sr Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202-4606


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