American Bar Association


Mission Statement

To study developments and trends relating to insurance coverage, surety bonds and liens for the purpose of educating construction industry participants.

Steering Committee

Daniel P. King, Chair

Patrick J. Poff , Immediate Past Chair

Joshua Ballance

B. Michael Clark Jr.

Timothy C. Ford

Sam Laurin

Jason Quintero

Robert J. Dietz

Philip J. Truax

Troy Miller

Julia Hunting

Tom Rosenberg, Governing Committee Liaison

Standing Subcommittees

Membership Subcommittee, Timothy C. Ford, Chair

Programming Subcommittee, Philip J. Truax, Chair

Publications Subcommittee, B. Michael Clark, Jr., Chair

Technology Subcommittee, Robert J. Dietz and Sam Laurin, Co-Chairs

Diversity Subcommittee, Maritza Pena, Chair

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    Message From The Chair

    Welcome to the Division on Insurance, Surety and Liens (Division 7) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. Division 7 conducts monthly teleconferences on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET. The call-in number is 866-646-6488 and the passcode is 711-487-1942. Every other month, these calls include a Hot Topic presentation. The calls are open to all Forum members and provide an excellent entre into the activities, publications, and speaking opportunities available within the Division and Forum. As a benefit to Division 7 members, Division 7 publishes the quarterly newsletter “Insurance, Surety & Liens” containing substantive articles, news and events. At each national meeting of the Forum, Division 7 hosts an informal dinner for its members, family and friends and coordinates a Division breakfast and/or lunch featuring a nationally-prominent speaker. All current and prospective Division 7 members are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in Division 7 activities.

    Division Programs, Meetings & Events

    Committee Events


    June 2, 2016
    The next monthly conference call of the Steering Committee of Division 7 will be on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Noon CDT).  All members of the Forum and Division 7 are encouraged to join the call. The call in number is 866-646-6488 and the passcode is 711-487-1942. Please join us.
    Section Events

      2016 Fall Meeting - I Should Have Known Better - Construction & Design Defects & project Delays


      Whether you are a transactional lawyer or litigator, you face projects gone wrong. Don't miss these valuable sessions: Cutting-edge Consecutive Plenaries that will explain how best to navigate and prevent a project facing delays and defects. Insurance: Learn about new developments in insurance ...

      Fundamentals of Construction Law: Learning From The Pros


      On November 4, 2016, the ABA Forum on Construction Law will present, in four cities across the counry, Fundamentals of Construction Law. The concepts covered apply to projects ranging from a single building to complex infrastructure improvements. Taught by leading constrcution lawyers in each ...

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    Upcoming Meeting Items and Past Presentations

    Breakfast Meeting Podcasts

    Sites of Interest

    Modified by Robert Dietz on May 16, 2016

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