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Construction Law Section

Annual Report

 

MSBA Construction Law Section
Annual Report
2016-17

Section Membership
As of July 14, 2017 the Section has 359 members.
 
 
Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $38,692.63 as of May 31, 2017.
 
 
CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 10 continuing legal education programs and one networking/social event in fiscal year 2016-17. 
 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Using Drones in Construction: Above the Ground but Not Above the Law

9/12/16

226447

1.0 Standard

36

Legislative Update

10/14/16

228952

1.0 Standard

53

Holding Developers Liable for Defective Buildings Under the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act

11/18/16

231590

1.0 Standard

47

Paul Lurie on the Future of Construction Law Practice – What Clients Want

12/21/16

232505

1.0 Standard

52

Case Law Update

1/13/17

233307

1.0 Standard

72

10 Things Your Clients Need to Know About Employment Law

2/10/17

234353

1.0 Standard

43

A Perfect Storm – Indiana State Fair Stage Canopy Collapse

3/10/17

236595

1.0 Standard

27

Perspectives on Bid Protests

4/14/17

238006

1.0 Standard

42

Construction Section Twins Game Social

4/18/17

 

 

47

Vicarious Immunity, Third Party Claims and Government Consultants

5/12/17

239543

1.0 Standard

37

Annual Construction Law Symposium: Ethics for the Construction Attorney

7/14/17

244032

1.5 Ethics
1.5 Standard

56

 
 
Annual Meeting and Election Results
 
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on July 14, 2017, and 56 people attended. 

The following members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019:

  • Hugh Brown
  • Rob Shainess

 
The following members were re-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019:

  • Scott Andresen
  • Kristine Kroenke
  • Lincoln Loehrke
  • Thomas Radio
  • Christopher Ryan
  • Justin Short

The following members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

  • Gene Kelley
  • Nick Loyal

The following council members will return to serve on the Section’s Governing Council until June 30, 2018:

  • Tara Kalar
  • Jeffrey Weiland

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

  • Mark Becker, Chair
  • Ryan Hatton, Vice-Chair
  • Patrick Lee-O’Halloran, Treasurer
  • Tom Radio, Secretary

 
Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2016-2017 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

  • Two Council members attended MSBA-sponsored Diversity Training.
  • Supported MSBA efforts encouraging members to complete profile information.

 
Other Section Accomplishments

  • Increased section membership by 6% year-over-year, exceeding our goal of increasing section membership by 2% this year.
  • Governing Council reached out individually to law student members to invite and encourage their involvement with the Section.
  • Developed a law student writing competition for launch in 2017-18 school and bar year.
  • Held CLE at U of MN Law School to facilitate law student participation.
  • Offered high-quality CLE programming, including hosting out-of-town speakers and subsidizing fees for CLE attendance for new admittees and law students.
    • Hosted 10 CLEs attended by ~500 people
  • Hosted a Section networking and social event where members had the opportunity to build and strengthen personal and professional connections.
  • Financially supported Moot Court program.
  • Sponsored MSBA Convention.
 
Submitted By:
Elizabeth Larsen, Section Chair
Date:  July 14, 2017