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The MSBA's Construction Law Section Presents


"Construction Law Annual Meeting & Symposium: Advanced Topics in Construction Arbitration"

Know The Difference To Make A Difference: Comparing The Federal Arbitration Act And The Minnesota Revised Uniform Arbitration Act
Bob Huber, Leonard, Street and Deinard
Bob will discuss the significant differences between the federal and state arbitration statutes, particularly those that can be outcome determinative, and when each act applies.

Arbitration Options and Providers
B.J. Nodzon, Faegre Baker Daniels
Learn about drafting and negotiating arbitration clauses, as well as the different options available when drafting arbitration clauses.  Learn also about the different arbitration providers available for resolving construction disputes.  

Scope of Relief in Arbitration Awards: Inclusion of Attorneys’ Fees and Prejudgment Interest?
Steve Champlin, Dorsey & Whitney 
Presentation on the differences between how the court system treats attorneys’ fee and prejudgment interest awards and how they may be treated in arbitrations,  and why those differences may be important to your clients.

Statutory Bases for Vacating Arbitration Awards 
Aaron Dean, Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson 
Learn about the bases under the Federal Arbitration Act and the Minnesota Uniform Arbitration Act to vacate an Arbitration Award in order to understand the difficulty of the task of trying to judicially vacate or modify an Arbitration Award.

The Arbitrator's Perspective
John Harens, Moore, Costello & Hart
Greg Bistram, Briggs & Morgan
Tim Cook, Hammargren & Meyer
Moderator Brenda Sauro, Sauro & Bergstrom

Join us for a panel discussion by three experienced arbitrators and learn how to maximize your pre-hearing, hearing and post-hearing presentations. Questions welcome!

3 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
(event code: 168497)



Date:   Friday, June 8, 2012

   8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 8:00 - Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:30 - Election of Section Officers and Council for FY 2012-2013
 8:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Program
11:45 - Final Remarks

Location:   Leonard Street & Deinard, Room 16A
150 South Fifth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  $60.00
Non-Construction Law Section Members:  $65.00
Law Students: $0.00

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Jennifer Carter no later than June 4, 2012.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336