Ethics for the Construction Lawyer - Attorney and Industry Perspectives

Event Description

Deadline to Register: July 10, 2017


Check-in and light breakfast

8:30-8:40 Construction Law Annual Meeting and Elections
8:40-9:30 Charles Lundberg & Tom Radio (.75 Ethics Credits)

Ethical Issues in Construction Law Practice

This Presentation will be a hypothetical-based, audience participation program exploring several different ethical issues arising under various Rules, including 1.4 (communication), 1.7 (conflicts), and 5.1 – 5.2 (responsibilities of supervisory vs. subordinate lawyers).  Chuck Lundberg, a nationally recognized ethics expert, has presented numerous programs like this for law firms and bar groups and received rave reviews.  Construction law practitioner Tom Radio will also be on the panel to provide a practical approach on how ethical issues can arise and be correctly dealt with in a real-life context.

9:30-10:15 Tara Kalar & Kristin White

This session will review professional obligations for contractors on public works projects. We will examine the relevance of ethics in today’s society, provide statutory requirements and review salient case studies from recent events to highlight the import of understanding the obligations required by state law, court precedent, and professional codes of conduct.

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Kristine Kubes

Kristine A. Kubes, Esq. of Kubes Law Office, PLLC will discuss the ethical standards applicable to professional engineers and architects, and the legal ramifications of these standards and violations of these standards in the context of the professional liability of design professionals and their ability to practice under Minnesota law.  Ms. Kubes served on the MN Board of AELSLAGID from 2005-2013, during which she served two terms as Board Chair.

11:15-12:00 John Snow (.75 Ethics Credits)

Ethical Issues and Advocacy – What is and is not appropriate from the ethical perspective

This presentation will provide a review and analysis of the ethical rules that apply to dispute resolution in or outside a courtroom.   Issues that will be covered include duties of competency, diligence, honesty, candor, confidentiality and privilege, and fairness.  There will be a discussion of the conflict between the duties owed to the client and the duties owed to the court and the judicial system.

12:00-1:00 Lunch and networking


Tara Kalar, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Kristine Kubes, Kubes Law Office, PLLC
Charles Lundberg, Lundberg Legal Ethics
Tom Radio, Felhaber Larson
John Snow, Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler
Kristin White, Minnesota Department of Transportation

CLE Credits:

1.5 Ethics and 1.5 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 244032 


Construction Law Section Members: $40.00
Non-Section Members: $45.00
Law Students:  Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

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Questions? Contact Shawn Carlson | 612-278-6305

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Friday, July 14, 2017

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Seattle Room / Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minneapolis, MN United States