Construction Law in Florida Seminar

July 22, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Florida’s high paced “activity brings increased pressure on owners/developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and their respective counsel. Construction professionals must continue to strive towards understanding and properly allocating risk.” Key issues to be discussed include “the variety of industry-standard contract forms; insurance products and how they relate to the allocation of risks; administration of contracts and management of issues that arise during the course of a construction project; performance and payment bonds and surety conventions employed when a project sours; and dispute resolution procedures.”

October 9th-10th, 2024
Virtual Event


Water Law in Central Washington Seminar

July 15, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day event “is designed to provide information of vital interest to water right holders, water purveyors, conservancy board members, developers and advocates in Central Washington and beyond.” The seminar “includes a comprehensive introduction and update on water rights law, updates from regulators, and an inside look of some of the most recent trends and practices.”

September 5th-6th, 2024
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg WA, 98926


Webinar Series: Social Media & Claims Investigation

July 8, 2024
Lewis Brisbois Newsroom

Orange County, Calif. (June 26, 2024) – New York Partner Jeffrey Gaylord, Las Vegas and Reno Managing Partner Josh Cole Aicklen, and Los Angeles Partner Jasmine Shams will present a webinar titled “Social Media & Claims Investigation,” on July 18, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

During this informative 60-minute CLE session, our speakers will discuss the laws that are either in effect or are in the process of being passed that govern social media and how it is used. They will also talk about the potential legal implications for using social media during claims investigations and the many insurance policies that may be involved. In addition, they will examine social media's role in legal proceedings and offer suggestions for discovery and trial tactics. Moderated by Orange County Partner Esther Holm, this session will be beneficial and informative for all insurance professionals since social media affects almost all insurance coverages, from cyber to D&O to EPL.

July 18th, 2024
Virtual Event


ENR NY/NJ Infrastructure Forum

July 2, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Engineering News-Record presents a one-day forum themed Building an Interconnected Region. The event “includes regional energy, environmental and transportation market opportunity overviews by key agencies in New York and New Jersey.” Topics to be covered include “Port Authority-run airports and bistate rail lines and bridges to regional offshore wind energy, coastal resilience and water-wastewater treatment programs” as well as “critical construction issues common to these markets from risk management to workforce development to environmental justice and advances in project delivery.”

September 16th, 2024
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY


Unlocking the Advantages of Arbitration Over Litigation: Optimizing Time and Cost Savings

June 21, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

ConsensusDocs presents a webinar discussing the value of Arbitration. The event will cover how to “opt into rules to limit discovery or the number of panelists hearing your case to reduce costs.” Attendees “will also gain insights into how arbitration decisions do not imply split-the-baby in decisions which is commonly perceived.” In addition, the seminar will provide direction on “how to choose a panel with both industry expertise and who will follow appropriate legal standards in conducting a binding decision.”

July 18th, 2024
Virtual Event


Mediation Maximized: Essentials to Crafting Better Results through Mediation

June 17, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

ConsensusDocs presents a webinar that will provide “lessons learned and insights shared about the perceived risks of mediation for construction executives and the amazing upsides versus litigation and even arbitration.” Attendees “will better understand how the parties themselves are essential to resolving disputes and maintaining working relationships for not only resolving a dispute but ensuring the parties want to work together on a future project.”

July 16th, 2024
Virtual Event


“Who's Invited to the Prevailing Party?” Seminar

June 10, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The San Diego Defense Lawyers presents a Lunch & Learn with Michael C. Parme, Esq., a partner at Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP, who “will provide a primer on the prevailing party.” The event covers “the applicable sources of law that govern who is a prevailing party, judicial decisions governing the awardability of fees and costs, and addresses some practical legal strategies for asserting these rights and defending against such claims.” The seminar “is approved by the State Bar for 1 hour of general credit towards the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.”

June 20th, 2024
Virtual Event


Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) 2024

June 3, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Presented by the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) in partnership with Leading Builders of America (LBA), PCBC is the premier event for professionals dedicated to advancing the art, science, and business of housing. PCBC is more than a conference; it's an immersive experience tailored for homebuilding professionals seeking cutting-edge insights, valuable connections, and innovative solutions.

PCBC 2024 Highlights:

  • Exhibit and Product Showcase: Visit the Exhibit Floor for groundbreaking products and technologies revolutionizing the way homes are designed and built. (Wednesday + Thursday)
  • Thought-Leaders: Engage with high-level, visionary thinkers and industry experts through a series of educational sessions, discussions, and keynotes focused on emerging trends and best practices in residential development. (Wednesday + Thursday)
  • Live Wildfire Demonstration: See the effectiveness of science-backed mitigation actions on wildfire resiliency during the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Wildfire Prepared Home™ Demonstration at North Net Training Center. (Wednesday)
  • Artful Entertainment: Mingle with attendees as paint, music, and entertainment collide at the hands of world-renowned performance painter David Garibaldi at the Rock the Block party. (Wednesday)

June 19th-20th, 2024
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802


Wildfire Mitigation & Response Seminar

May 28, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Through many parts of the U.S., “climate change, forestry practices, and governmental requirements present real challenges in the prevention, mitigation, and response to wildfires.” The Seminar Group presents a one-day event that “focuses on the overarching federal baseline, along with a specific look at Montana’s approach to wildfire management.” The event will “explore whether the baseline approach is adequate to address risks and impose responsibility, and consider what tools—policy, regulatory, litigation—are available to advance efforts to address the risk of wildfire.”

October 1st, 2024
Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Blvd.
Helena MT, 59601-3315


Washington Construction Law Seminar

May 20, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day event will cover “recent developments in Washington and Federal case law, statutes and regulations” as well as “how to protect the rights of your clients when dealing with public contracts, electronic discovery in construction disputes, Indian Law, insurance, renewable energy issues, labor and employment law, financed construction projects, design issues and liability, subcontracts, differing site conditions, ethical issues and more.” The seminar is relevant for Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Municipal Employees, and Government Employees.

September 26th-27th, 2024
Courtyard Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
612 2nd Avenue
Seattle WA, 98104


Cameron Kalunian to Join West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

May 13, 2024
Lewis Brisbois Newsroom

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 30, 2024) – Los Angeles Partner Cameron Kalunian will speak at the upcoming West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, hosted at Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim on May 17 at 9:30 a.m. PT.

Mr. Kalunian will present a 60-minute informative session, titled “Navigating Downstream Waters: Effective Additional Insured and Contractual Risk Transfer Strategies,” alongside Cheryl Kozdrey of Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., Cynthia Garcia of Bernards, and Trevor Resurreccion of Lynberg & Watkins, APC. CLE credits are available.

Mr. Kalunian is a vice-chair of Lewis Brisbois’ nationwide Construction Practice and a member of the Complex Litigation Practice. His practice is focused on multi-party litigation in a wide variety of cases involving claims related to breach of contract, fraud, unfair business practices, real estate, construction defect disputes, and various tort claims.

Learn more about this seminar and register here.

May 17th, 2024
Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


ABA Forum on Construction Law 2024 Planning Retreat

May 6, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Forum on Construction Law’s 2024 Leadership Planning Retreat will provide an “opportunity for members and guests to come together and discuss the latest developments in the field of Construction Law.” Attendees can “network with other professionals in the industry and gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing construction law today.”

July 10th-13th, 2024
Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Avenue
Girdwood, AK 99587


Shoreline Development & Permitting in Washington State Seminar

April 29, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar “is designed to help the regulated, the regulators, tribal members and conservationists navigate issues facing Washington’s Shorelines.” Attendees will receive “a detailed overview of the permitting process and ways to resolve challenges that stem from competing uses of and demands on marine waters.” The event will “explore the issues that impact the development, conservation, restoration and regulation of Washington’s river, lake, and marine shorelines.”

June 6th-7th, 2024
Virtual & In Person Event
Courtyard Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
612 2nd Avenue
Seattle WA, 98104


Oregon Construction Law Seminar

April 22, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 29th annual Oregon Construction Law Seminar “is designed to provide practical advice for real situations facing the industry today.” The event will “educate and prepare your teams to overcome these obstacles, protect your company’s projects, your rights to receive payment and your defenses against unmeritorious demands.” The faculty comprised of lawyers, mediators, judges, and industry professionals “will cover the latest developments and issues.” The one-day seminar is relevant for Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Municipal Employees, and Government Employees.

September 12th, 2024
Location TBD
Portland, OR


Contaminated Properties in Oregon Seminar

April 15, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day event “will include presentations by attorneys, consultants, and other representatives of the regulated community regarding environmental issues that have impeded property redevelopment.” The seminar “will provide a detailed overview of the regional issues faced by developers, including regulatory changes and broad liabilities that future owners of these properties may face.” Faculty will provide “legislative and policy updates and review the latest issues pertaining to environmental justice, vapor intrusion, and Superfund site reuse” and “will discuss funding resources, insurance considerations, and technical assistance for addressing contaminated properties and offer a look into recent projects, both small and large.”

June 20th, 2024
In Person & Virtual Event
Location TBD
Portland, OR


2024 ABC Users Summit

April 8, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This year’s ABC Users Summit is a “business-building event that brings owners and contractors together.” The three-day event “gives construction owners and contractor members the opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another—with a focus on delivering value to all parties.” The annual conference will cover “AI in construction, workforce development solutions, delivery models and contracts, cybersecurity, ESG impacts, the latest economic outlook and more.” Attendees “can refine [their] skills and engage in open discussions with [their] peers and partners across multiple industries, including health care, industrial, banking, hotel, restaurant, agriculture, retail, institutional and more.”

May 20th-22nd, 2024
Hotel Crescent Court
400 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201


Hawaii’s Shoreline Seminar: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Sea Level Rise and Adaptation

April 2, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day event focuses on “the legal, regulatory, scientific, and cultural aspects of Hawaii’s shoreline management system with particular emphasis on the potential impacts of rising sea levels on Hawaii’s low-lying coastal communities, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources.” The faculty “represent diverse perspectives on shoreline management and legal and regulatory responses to climate change challenges.” Hawaii is “a national leader in climate change adaption as it relates to shoreline laws and regulations, cultural and natural resources management, and coastal community resiliency.”

May 2nd-3rd, 2024
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Tapa Conference Center, 2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu HI, 96815


ABA’s Construction Defects: Insurance Coverage [CC]

March 25, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The ABA Construction Forum recently updated their Construction Defects Book. This one-day seminar “will discuss the specifics of what to look for in evaluating insurance coverage positions in a construction defect case.” In addition, the event will cover “alternative dispute resolution in this type of litigation and how insurance coverage analysis affects resolution pathways to these types of cases.”

May 1st, 2024
Virtual Event


Seminar Group: Insurance Law in Louisiana

March 19, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar will “provide practitioners and insurance professionals with an update on new developments affecting the insurance industry in Louisiana.” The program is relevant for attorneys and insurance professionals. The event “will feature attorneys with a range of experience in representing insurers and policyholders and will include timely discussions on insurance cases that should not be missed.”

April 17th, 2024
Virtual & In-Person Event
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
1001 South Peters Street
New Orleans LA, 70130


Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) Seminar

March 11, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 21st annual GWIC conference “continues to foster knowledge, networking, and invaluable connections, showing the strong commitment to industry diversity and inclusion—and proudly maintaining its position as the premier conference for women in construction.” The event is comprised of keynotes, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Attendees include professionals in AEC Leadership, Construction Management, Trades People, Construction Apprentices, Legal, and Financial Services.

May 5th-7th, 2024
Town & Country San Diego
500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108


2024 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

March 4, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 30th West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar returns to the Disneyland Hotel this May. This year’s event includes one additional day of programming. The three-day seminar is comprised of keynotes, breakout sessions, award ceremonies, exhibits, networking opportunities and more. The annual event will cover important topics of interest to those in the construction defect community.

May 15th-17th, 2024
Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


ABA Forum on Construction Law 2024 Annual Meeting

February 25, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) presents “’The Art and Science of Construction Litigation,’ which is not just for litigators (though litigators will love it).” The three-day meeting “will cover a broad spectrum of topics relevant to both litigation and transactional practices, and to outside and in-house counsel.” The “faculty have prepared sessions that will appeal to seasoned construction attorneys and those new to the practice, covering age-old trial techniques along with new techniques and approaches for mitigating risks and resolving construction disputes.”

April 10th-13th, 2024
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112


Seminar Group: Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims

February 19, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day event “will cover critical-path schedule and delay concepts and principles essential for understanding and presenting project delay issues and claims, as well as advanced technical and legal concepts and strategies for addressing schedule delay, disruption, and acceleration claims.” In addition, the faculty “will address the most challenging issues that arise in managing project schedules and delays and will present cutting-edge techniques for documenting, analyzing, and presenting project schedule delay events, providing guidance on how to avoid, negotiate, and resolve these disputes.” The seminar is relevant for attorneys, contractors, and insurance professionals.

May 31st, 2024
In Person & Virtual Event
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
925 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle WA, 98109


ABA Seminar: AI's Growing Impact on Construction and Construction Law

February 12, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The webinar “will discuss how AI is currently being integrated into construction, from design through maintenance management.” In addition, the event will cover “information governance, how to use generative AI in eDiscovery and how to request information in discovery, as well as litigation implications of AI in the life cycle, and how construction lawyers are using AI and the associated risks.” The seminar “will conclude the AI discussion with risk sharing in contract drafting, the risks of using/not using AI in professional practice, and AI acceptance and use in courts.”

March 13th, 2024
Virtual Event



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