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Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting 2017

Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting 2017

ABA Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting 2017 (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment)

Presented By: American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

About the Event

Green building and sustainable development are two subjects that send even the most hard-boiled construction lawyers running for cover! The Forum on Construction Law’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting co-sponsored with the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources will arm you with what you need to know to advise your clients about changes in this growing field and to avoid traps for the unwary.

In the opening plenary, you will hear from three prominent industry and thought leaders who will discuss environmental issues affecting today’s projects, best practices for resolving them, and where the industry is heading. The following sessions feature not only Forum and SEER lawyers, but also industry professionals to guide you through a comprehensive discussion of a broad range of environmental topics affecting you and your clients.

February 1 - 4, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs
74855 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260-1961



JAMS Featured Speakers

Hon. Nancy Holtz (Ret.)

Has Adjudication Reached American Shores?
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 7:45 AM - 8:40 AM PST

U.S. construction firms were early and effective adopters of alternative dispute resolution processes. Arbitration, mediation and med-arb hybrids provide fair and efficient dispute resolution mechanisms for construction industry parties. As parties and their claims become more sophisticated, however, these processes have come to look more like the litigation they were meant to avoid. Could construction adjudication provide a solution? Explore recent U.S./cross-border examples of adjudication at work here at home.

Featured People

Hon. Nancy Holtz (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Surety
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