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Annual Report

MSBA Construction Law Section
Annual Report
2017-18

 

Section Membership

As of 5/31/2018, the Section has 343 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $24,933.75 as of 5/31/2018.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 9 CLE programs and 1 social in fiscal year 2017-18. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Top 10 Considerations When Drafting or Revising Construction And Design Contracts (of any size)

9/7/2017

246908

1.00 Standard

60

MSBA Construction Law Annual Legislative Update

10/13/17

248417

1.00 Standard

42

Shifting Gears to Lead in the 21st Century

11/10/2017

249009

1.00 Standard

23

Trends Affecting the Future of Design and Construction

12/8/2017

250284

1.00 Standard

47

Maximum Outcomes & Minimum Hassles: Using Mediation Early and Effectively to Resolve the Complex Construction Dispute

1/11/2018

250417

2.00 Standard

50

Who’s Covering Whom: Additional-Insured Claims in Construction Defect Litigation

2/9/2018

251431

1.00 Standard

65

 

 

2018 Construction Case Law Update

3/9/2018

252453

1.0 Standard

66

Women In The Construction Industry- Our #MeToo Stories

4/13/18

255010

1.00 Elimination of Bias

42

Construction Law Social

5/10/18

None

None

42

Construction Law Symposium

6/21/2018

TBD

3.0 Standard

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on 6/21/18 and 39 people attended.

The following members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020:

  • Sarah Roeder
  • Bryan Keane
  • Michael Rowley
  • Mike Schechter
  • Jason Tarasek

The following council members will return to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019:

  • J. Scott Andresen
  • Connie Armstrong
  • Lincoln Loehrke
  • Christopher Ryan
  • Robert Shainess
  • Julia Velasquez

The following council members were re-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019:

  • Nicholas Loyal

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019:

  • Ryan Hatton, Chair
  • Patrick Lee-O’Halloran, Vice-Chair
  • Tom Radio, Treasurer
  • Hugh Brown, Secretary
  • Mark Becker, Past Chair

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2017-2018 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

  • While the Section did not have a distinct goal for diversity and inclusion in the current work plan, the Section did include a CLE on the #MeToo movement, to highlight women’s rights and their needed and necessary role in Construction and Construction Law.

Other Section Accomplishments

  • Provided guidance to the Supreme Court Committee on the Supreme Court Rules on mediation.Section Member Dwight Rabuse was appointed to a subcommittee to the Supreme Court Rules committee to help provide important insights on innovative mediation procedures that our section members use.
  • Implemented a law student writing competition for launch in 2017-18 school and bar year and will renew the program for the 2018-19 school and bar year.
  • Met goal of at least 8 CLE programs
  • Provided leadership to advance changes to the construction statute of limitations so parties aren’t forced to sue each other during ongoing projects.The section’s bill passed with great support in the house and senate.Chapter 116 HF No. 2743,Signed May 8, 2018.Effective as of May 9, 2018.
  • Held 10 CLE programs, attended by 490 attendees.Average attendance was 49, which was a healthy increase from prior years.
  • Donated proceeds of a CLE to Second Harvest Heartland

Submitted By: Mark Becker, Section Chair

Date 6/27/18