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

Understanding Public Easements in Western & Eastern Washington Seminar

February 5, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This event “is designed to help new and seasoned practitioners understand the issues and opportunities facing Washington property owners.” Attendees will “leave better prepared to protect your clients and preserve their rights in the continually developing landscape of property law.” Questions that will be addressed include “In making these dedications, what should you be aware of? What are the mechanics for drafting these easements? Who will pay for the maintenance of these areas? Who will cover the potential liabilities?”

April 4th, 2024
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
925 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle WA, 98109

Coastal Law in Louisiana Seminar

January 29, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The complexity of legal issues in coastal Louisiana “creates challenges and opportunities for Louisiana attorneys representing clients who must navigate these conflicts and the overlapping requirements, responsibilities, and risks resulting from the ongoing efforts to balance these interests and needs.” This two-day seminar “will present a wide-ranging variety of legal issues encountered by coastal users, regulators, and special interest groups.” Relevant “developments in coastal law and litigation will be covered, along with specific issues confronting many Louisiana residents regarding the coastal area, including coastal project financing, governmental coastal erosion lawsuits, coastal use permitting, coastal resettlement projects, water bottom ownership and access, and water resource-related issues.” Faculty “include governmental attorneys and outside counsel implementing Louisiana’s handling of coastal matters, as well as prominent private attorneys engaged in coastal law and related matters.”

April 18th-19th, 2024
Location TBD
New Orleans, LA

ABA 2024 Litigation Section Annual Conference

January 22, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Later this year, the American Bar Association (ABA) presents their annual conference that “brings together top litigation professionals from across the U.S. to discuss timely legal issues and the latest in trial advocacy, litigation strategy, and case management.” The event “provides a unique opportunity to learn and interact with in-house counsel, outside counsel, academics, government employees, and judges.” The seminar includes 20 litigation programs, networking opportunities, a Welcome Reception, Networking Luncheon, International Spy Museum Reception, and the John Minor Wisdom and Diversity Leadership Luncheon.

May 1st-3rd, 2024
Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Lewis Brisbois to Present Webinar on Best Practices for Investigating Premises Liability Claims

January 16, 2024
Lewis Brisbois Newsroom

Los Angeles, Calif. (January 11, 2024) – Raleigh Partner Chris Derrenbacher, Las Vegas Partner Laureen Frister, Tampa Partner John Rine, and Savannah Partner Brantley Rowlen will present a webinar titled "Best Practices Checklist for Investigating Premises Liability Claims," on January 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT.

During this informative 60-minute CLE session, our speakers will present on best practices for managing the investigation process in premises liability claims. Moderated by Atlanta Partner Christine Hall, this session is tailored specifically for insurance professionals, general counsel, and anyone else who regularly handles premises liability claims involving death or significant bodily injury.

January 24th, 2024
Virtual Event

Land Use Law in South Carolina Seminar

January 8, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day event “will present the various legal and regulatory mechanisms used to plan and regulate growth, real estate development, and other impacts from changes in the use of public and private property.” The seminar “includes both a broad overview for general knowledge and more detailed information on specific topics, such as zoning, annexation, environmental issues, and working with regulators.” The event is relevant to “attorneys, consultants, and other professionals who have an interest in this important area.”

February 8th-9th, 2024
Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston SC, 29403

2024 AGC Convention

January 2, 2024
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Convention provides “contractors of all sizes and markets the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage, help protect key business interests, make important industry connections, and prepare for industry disruptions.” The event “brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today (and tomorrow).”

March 19th-22nd, 2024
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Construction Law in Montana Seminar

December 23, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar will cover “a wide range of topics including: recent developments in Montana and Federal case law, statutes and regulations, procurement policies and trends under the Biden administration, construction contracting, insurance issues, and many others.” The event is relevant “for any Construction Law practitioner and for construction professionals who wish to better understand the nuances of many areas of law that affect the construction industry.”

March 7th, 2024
Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Blvd.
Helena MT, 59601-3315

California Construction Law Seminar

December 16, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 10th annual California Construction Law Seminar presented by the Seminar Group will be held in Marina del Rey next year. The event “ will cover the latest developments and issues that you need to understand to complete a successful project.” It’s relevant “for contractors, subcontractors, owners (public and private), attorneys, construction managers, bond program managers, surety representatives, architects, and engineers.”

March 21st-22nd, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina del Rey
4200 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey CA, 90292

ABC Convention 2024

December 11, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Convention will be held in Florida next March. Attendees travel to the event “to connect, celebrate and advance their businesses with the latest industry, political and technological insights.” The convention is comprised of “the National Craft Championships, the Construction Management Competition, the National Excellence in Construction® Awards and the Construction Workforce Awards, plus dynamic, inspiring keynote speakers, industry insight sessions and more.”

March 13th-15th, 2024
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746

CLE Bootcamp: Hot Topics in the Law

December 4, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Seminar Group presents the 22nd annual CLE Bootcamp where attorneys can “earn a lot of CLE Credits in a unique and entertaining format.” The event “is designed to address timely and relevant issues in the law covering a wide span of specialties.” Some of the many topics to be covered include “Real Estate and Housing Update,” “Environmental Law,” “Insurance Law,” and “Construction Law Update.”

December 12th-13th, 2023
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
925 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle WA, 98109

Construction Defect Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit

November 27, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 6th annual Construction Defect Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit is comprised of “high-impact, interactive, informative events and workshops.” Topics to be covered include “Mitigating Construction Delay Claims,” “Construction Coverage Primer --- Case Study: The Champlain Towers Collapse In Surfside, Florida,” and “Construction Defects, Evidence Collection.” The seminar is "specifically designed for Construction defect claims focused insurance professionals.”

December 5th & 6th, 2023
Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382

DRI Construction Law Seminar

November 16, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Attendees of the 2024 DRI Construction Law Seminar will learn “How new technology has created a sustainable build,” “The future of boilerplate construction contracts: what you need to know,” “Practices and pitfalls of redevelopment and re-purposing of historic buildings and properties with community significance” and among many other topics. The event will also include networking opportunities and “newly designated small group sessions specifically designed for you spend time with colleagues from around the country.”

January 17th-19th, 2024
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

ABA Forum on Construction Law 2024 Midwinter Meeting

November 13, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) presents the two-day seminar, “Power Play: Game-Changing Strategies for Power Projects.” The event “will provide an incredible foundation for lawyers and consultants on the issues associated with the construction of power projects and similar complex construction.” Participants “will gain pivotal understanding about the challenges and opportunities facing today’s energy projects and leave with ideas and strategies that can be put into practice right away – all from experts at the leading edge of their fields.”

January 25th-26th, 2024
Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Paradise, NV 89109

IRMI Construction Risk Conference

November 6, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 43rd IRMI Construction Risk Conference will include “top-tier speakers focusing on innovative technology, fresh construction risk and insurance content, and excellent networking opportunities.” Attendees will be provided “practical tips and future-looking strategies for proactively controlling risks, mitigating losses, negotiating equitable insurance and contract terms, and managing claims.”

November 12th-15th, 2023
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr.,
Orlando, FL 32819

Construction Super Conference

October 30, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 37th annual Construction Super Conference includes plenary sessions and panel discussions that will discuss “challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.” The event “allows ample opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the leading construction firms and the industry’s top construction attorneys.”

November 29th-December 1st, 2023
The Diplomat
3555 S Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019


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