2019 Annual Construction Law Symposium- Construction Law in Minnesota, Hear from the Regulators

Event Description

Deadline to Register: Wednesday, June 19th

Join us for the Annual Construction Law Symposium and Construction Law Section Annual Meeting! Walz administration representatives and public attorneys will discuss critical issues and priorities for the construction industry in Minnesota, as well as practical realities of both working and litigating with the state. 
 
Prior to the CLE, the Section will be hosting a breakfast where you can mingle with colleagues. After the breakfast, the Section will conduct a brief Annual meeting which will conclude with the Council Elections.

8:15-8:45 Registration & Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Construction Law Annual Meeting and Elections
 
9:00-10:00"Hear from the Commissioners: Priorities and Policies for Construction in Minnesota."  
Leaders from the Minnesota Departments of Administration, Labor and Industry, and Transportation will participate in a panel discussion of the State’s policies and priorities impacting the construction industry.  Anticipated topics include construction procurement issues, prevailing wages, bonding, enforcement, and other updates on the Walz administration’s approaches to public construction.
• Nancy Leppink | Commissioner of MN Department of Labor & Industry
• Wayne Waslaski | Director, Real Estate, Property Leasing and Space Management Contacts | MN Department of Administration
• Nancy Daubenberger | Assistant Commissioner of MN Department of Transportation

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-11:10"Hear from Department Counsel: Critical Issues in Minnesota Public Construction." Counsels from the Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Labor & Industry will present separately regarding critical issues for public construction in Minnesota. Ryan Gaulke, supervisor of the Contracts Management unit, will speak on MnDOT’s Construction Manager/General Contractor program, including statutory context, the inner workings of the program, and its plans for the future. Wendy Legge, Chief General Counsel at the Department of Labor & Industry, will speak on the Department’s rulemaking activities, including what the current rulemakings are, the statutory context, and related issues. And finally, Beth Scheffer, Associate Legal Counsel at MnDOT, will provide an overview of the Office of Chief Counsel at MnDOT, including how it coordinates with the AG’s Office, its current challenges, and coverage of current legislation.
Beth Richter Scheffer | Associate Legal Counsel at MnDOT
Ryan Gaulke | Contract Management Supervisor | MnDOT Office of Chief Counsel
Wendy Willson Legge | Former Chief General Counsel | Department of Labor & Industry

11:10-11:20 Break

11:20-12:20"Practical Perspectives on Minnesota OSHA Disputes."  Aaron Dean will speak from his perspective as an expert OSHA litigation attorney, having taken more than ten OSHA cases to trial and having resolved more than 250 OSHA cases in 20 States throughout the country.  He will discuss OSHA disputes from a practical standpoint, coverMr. Dean will speak from his perspective as an expert OSHA litigation attorney, having taken more than ten OSHA cases to trial and having resolved more than 250 OSHA cases in 20 States throughout the country.  He will discuss OSHA disputes from a practical standpoint, covering not only substantive law of OSHA but also the practical realities of litigating, trying, and settling OSHA disputes.
• Aaron Dean | Moss & Barnett

CLE Credits:

3.0 Standard CLE Credits will be applied for | Event Code: 275061

Cost:

Section Member:  $40
Non Section Members:  $50
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

Want more information about the Construction Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Kara Haro | 612-278-6329

 

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kara Haro via phone or email: kharo@mnbar.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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DATE
Friday, June 21, 2019
TIME

8:15 AM to 12:00 PM

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