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

Timothy C. Ford, Chair

Daniel P. King, Immediate Past Chair

Joshua Ballance

B. Michael Clark Jr.

Sam Laurin

Jason Quintero

Robert J. Dietz

Philip J. Truax

Troy Miller

Julia Hunting

Bill Franczek, Governing Committee Liaison

Standing Subcommittees

Membership Subcommittee, Jason Quintero, Chair

Programming Subcommittee, Philip J. Truax, Chair

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

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

Additional Liaisons

Larry Lerner, Diversity Committee

Stephanie Dodson Dougherty, Young Lawyers Division

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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


    April 6, 2017
    The next monthly conference call of the Steering Committee of Division 7 will be on Thursday, April 6, 2017 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

      Leverage New Standard Contracts in 2017. How to Keep Your and Your Clients' Interests Ahead of the Curve


      Design and construction contracts set the foundation for project success. Case law, technology and insurance have changed dramatically over the past 10 years. ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations that include AGC, ABC and COAA, published comprehensive updates to its ...

      Most Important Bid Protest Decisions of 2016


      The event will be held on 04/05/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Forum on Construction Law,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Public Contract Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

      The Handshake Contractor


      Contractors often lack the resources, manpower, willingness and/or sophistication to address contracts and claims issues in a manner than sufficiently protects their interests, instead relying steadfastly on the montra I've always done this with nothing but a handshake. This program will be broken ...

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    Upcoming Meeting Items and Past Presentations

    Breakfast Meeting Podcasts

    Sites of Interest

    Modified by Robert Dietz on March 2, 2017

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