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The MSBA's Construction Law Section Presents


"Force Majeure and Climate Change: What is the new normal?"

Force majeure provisions rely on courts to separate “normal” (non-compensable) weather events from “unusually severe” force majeure events. In an era of changing weather patterns, how will the force majeure provision be applied? This presentation describes current force majeure doctrine, analyzes the ways that changing weather will affect the analysis, and gives practical suggestions for reducing uncertainty in drafting force majeure clauses.


Jocelyn Knoll Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

Shannon Bjorklund, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

1 hour of Standard CLE credit approved
(event code: 170686)



Date:   Friday, September 14, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  $20.00
MSBA Members (But Not Construction Section Members):  $25.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students:  Free

Participation by web and audio is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Jennifer Carter no later than September 11. Instructions will be distributed by email on September 13.

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 Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336.