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February 2-3, 2017

ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Diversity Scholarship to Attend the 2017 Midwinter Meeting, “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment,” February 2-3, 2017, in Palm Desert, California.

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law is a nationwide organization of construction lawyers and professionals. The Forum’s focus is “Programs, Publications, and People,” with the stated mission of “Building the Best Construction Lawyers.” Each year the Forum hosts three national meetings which provide unequalled opportunities to learn from top industry professionals, and network and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the country and beyond. The Forum’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting, titled “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment ,” will be held February 2 – 3, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California.

Click here for the brochure with full meeting details.

The Forum is pleased to announce the availability of six (6) Diversity Scholarships for the cost of registration for this program for women and minority construction lawyers, construction lawyers with disabilities, and construction lawyers from the LGBT community. Individuals wishing to be considered for a scholarship should submit a copy of their resume and a letter describing their construction law practice and the reasons why they want to attend the Midwinter Meeting. Applications are due no later than December 5, 2016. If selected, candidates must commit to attend the program. The scholarships are not transferable. The Diversity Scholarship includes:

  • admission to the Program with waiver of the registration fee;
  • a set of Program course materials; and
  • continental breakfast and lunch as noted in the attached brochure.

Applications for the scholarships should be sent to the Forum’s Diversity Committee Chair, David J. Theising, at If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Theising by email at or by calling him at 317-639-4511.

Click here for a PDF of this announcement.

February 17, 2017
Wanted: Mock Trial Coaches

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is seeking attorneys to serve as Mock Trial coaches for 2016-2017 season.

Many of the participating students are diverse and come from under-served schools.

Mock trial coaches teach the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking and evidence advocacy, demonstrate techniques and critique the students in preparation for the city-wide competition.

Coaches work with the students on a weekly basis, from October until the program’s conclusion with competition in February. Mock trial practices will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Hanson Bridgett.

If you would like to volunteer as a Mock Trial Coach, email Elizabeth McGriff at

Watch a video to learn more about volunteering with this program:
March 1, 2017
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