Ethics Issues for Today’s Construction Lawyer

Event Description


Construction law is fraught with ethical risk for lawyers – present in complex party relationships, co-counsel arrangements, managing client’s electronic confidential data and e-discovery, selecting and managing experts, and maintaining civility and professionalism when dealing with the opposition. This session will address the rules of professionalism through the lens of today’s top ethics issues confronting construction lawyers.


Kristine A. Kubes | Attorney | Kubes Law Office, PLLC  

Kristine A. Kubes is the principal of the Kubes Law Office, PLLC, serving design and construction professionals. She is a litigator as well as a counselor to her clients in all phases of the construction project. Integrated with her legal practice, Kristine mediates and arbitrates construction and design disputes. 

A graduate of the College of St. Catherine and the University of Minnesota Law School, Kristine is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.  Kristine is a frequent author and lecturer on legal issues in design/construction and on professional liability/ethics for the design professional.  Governor Pawlenty appointed Kristine to serve as a public member on the MN State Board of AELSLAGID in 2005; she served as the Board’s Chair from 2009 to 2011 and completed eight years of service on the Board in 2013.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credits | Event Code: 343312


Construction Law Section Members: $10*
MSBA Member not in the Construction Law Section: $15
Non-MSBA Member: $30
Law Student/New Admittee: FREE


*Join the Construction Law Section: In January and February, Section dues are 50% off (must be a current MSBA member). To sign up for the discounted section dues, please email the program manager.
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Deadline to register: March 10, 2021 

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: 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 the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Abby Ward

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Friday, March 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM