43rd Annual Construction Law and Public Contracts Seminar 2022

MCLE Credits: 12.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Friday and Saturday, November 4-5 / Charlottesville

Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 5:25 p.m. ET
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 12.0 (Ethics: 2.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 12.0 Pending (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Live on Site
Registration Fees
:

$469 regular registration
$449 discounted registration for VSB Construction
Law and Public Contracts Section members

Webcast/Telephone
Registration Fees:

Webcast: $469 regular registration
Webcast: $449 discounted registration for VSB
Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members

Telephone: $489 regular registration
Telephone: $469 discounted registration for VSB
Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members

(Downloadable e-book seminar materials only. Printed materials will NOT be available.)

Information

Why Attend?

The premier substantive and networking program in the region!

  • Earn an entire year’s worth of Virginia MCLE credit, including one hour of ethics
  • Receive an excellent review and analysis of the significant federal and state reported decisions and legislative changes involving construction and public contracts topics from the past year
  • Network with your colleagues, judges, and some of the most talented professionals in the construction and public contracts field at the beautiful Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville
  • Option to attend the complete program virtually via live-interactive webcast or telephone: Enjoy this can’t-miss program from the convenience of your home or office, and you will still be able to ask questions of the speakers

Cosponsored with the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar

For over four decades, this two-day gathering has been the destination of choice for both lawyers and industry representatives with a stake in construction law or public contracts matters. As usual, the seminar offers a full year’s worth of CLE credit for Virginia attorneys and an indispensable educational and networking opportunity for all attendees. The offerings once again will range from annual ethics and legal updates to specific programs on the most pressing industry and governmental issues.

This year you may attend the full, 12-hour seminar: (1) in person, live on site at the Boar's Head Resort, where attendees can network, exchange ideas, and enjoy the Friday evening cocktail reception, OR (2) virtually via live-interactive webcast or telephone.

COVID-19 POLICY FOR LIVE-ON-SITE ATTENDANCE

By attending a live-on-site Virginia CLE® seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live-on-site program if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Click here for details about the Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policyPlease revisit the webpage routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated March 2, 2022)

 

This seminar is not eligible for discounts.

BRING YOUR FAMILY FOR A LONG WEEKEND!


Nestled in Virginia's Piedmont countryside, the recently renovated Boar's Head Resort promises world-class amenities in a setting uniquely Southern in character, charm, and natural beauty.

This exceptional resort includes AAA Four Diamond award-winning dining, attentive service, and first-class accommodations. Visitors enjoy golf, tennis, bicycling, hiking, fishing, hot air balloon rides, and a fitness club and spa, all within the grounds of the lush 573-acre estate. Add in the many attractions of Charlottesville and picturesque surroundings, and you will find the perfect venue for a long weekend getaway with your family.

For more detailed information about The Boar’s Head’s championship golf and tennis facilities, for an overview of the treatments and services at the Spa, and for a schedule of fitness classes at the Sports Club, please visit The Boar’s Head’s website at www.boarsheadresort.com.

We have a limited room block at the conference location, the beautiful Boar’s Head Resort, as well as at other local hotels. (See "Locations, Dates and Fees" tab for details.) 


Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $99 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

LIVE-ON-SITE/WEBCAST/TELEPHONE COURSE SCHEDULE (November 4-5) (Eastern Time)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8:00 Registration
8:15 Introductory Remarks
Alison R. Mullins
8:30 Ethics for Construction Lawyers
Jack Marshall

An entertaining update on common ethics scenarios from one of the nation’s leading experts.
9:30 Construction Economic Forecast/Supply Chain Impacts
Hanna Blake, Jeff Katz, William McConnell

This session will focus on the status of the construction industry in the aftermath of the pandemic and in the current economic environment. The speakers will discuss practical legal guidance for practitioners who are counseling their clients through the fluctuations of the present economy, including guidance for supply chain disruptions and delay claims.
10:30 Break
10:40 Labor Shortage/Retention of Skilled Trades
Michael Littlejohn, Christy Milliken, John M. Neary

This session will examine the legal implications of the current labor market, and the resulting impact on construction companies and other stakeholders within the construction industry.
11:40 Managing and Anticipating Project Risks
Kristin Protas, Alexandra Krisch, Shana Rothman, Sheila Sears

This session will address the risks of construction projects from various perspectives and provide information regarding options to mitigate those risks in various scenarios.
12:40 Lunch (provided at live-on-site program)
1:00 Lunch Presentation: Sticks and Bricks
Michael Rosenfeld, Urvashi Shah

The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project began in December 2017 and associated express lanes will be finished in December 2022. The $3.7B project entails such improvements as 22.5 miles of new dynamically tolled Express Lanes from I-495 to near Route 29 in Gainesville, new and improved bus and transit routes and park and ride lots and 11 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails including shared-use trails along I-66 that integrate with local trails, and new crossings of I-66. The project is a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and private partner I-66 Express Mobility Partners.
1:45 Break
2:00 Latest Trends with Differing Site Conditions
Arnie Mason, Brian Waagner

This session will analyze the challenges in drafting Differing Site Conditions (“DSC”) clauses in contracts as well as options available when DSC situations occur on projects. The program will also provide a useful summary of the law related to DSC.
3:00 Construction Scheduling 301
Andy Cook, Wayne DeFlaminis, Courtney M. Paulk

This presentation will provide practical training in scheduling as it relates to construction projects, scheduling presentations for trial, and the fundamentals of critical path scheduling and other common construction project scheduling tools.
4:00 Break
4:15 Federal and State Construction Contracts: Notable Recent Federal Decisions, Federal Infrastructure Developments, and Claims Against the Commonwealth
Liz Gill, Sarah Kathryn Stahling, Jon Straw

This session will review recent, notable decisions by the Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and the Federal Circuit.  Notable, recent developments in federal infrastructure regulations will also be highlighted.  Finally, the process for contract claims against the Commonwealth will be reviewed.
5:25 Adjourn
5:30 Cocktail Reception (for attendees and faculty at Boar’s Head Resort)
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

8:00 Construction Insurance Issues
Mark Carlton, Guy Harbert

This presentation will focus on insurance coverage issues on construction projects, shifting risk on projects through insurance policies, and strategic considerations for counseling clients regarding insurance issues on projects from differing perspectives among the various stakeholders on projects (owners, contractors, subcontractors, and architects/engineers).
9:00 Break
9:10 Ethical Cybersecurity for Law Firms: Planning for 2023 and Beyond
Sharon Nelson, John Simek

This session will discuss cybersecurity risks relevant to law firms and provide useful advice to mitigate those risks.
10:10 Break
10:20 Recent Developments in Construction and Public Contracts Law in Virginia
Scott W. Kowalski, Thomas M. Wolf

This presentation will provide an efficient overview of the year’s most important developments in Construction and Public Contracts law.
12:20 Concluding Remarks
Allison R. Mullins
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Hanna Blake,
Watt Tieder / McLean
Mark Carlton, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman / Glen Allen
Andy Cook, K&L Gates / Washington, DC
Wayne DeFlaminis, HKA / Washington, DC
Liz Gill, CACI / Washington, DC
Guy Harbert, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Jeff Katz, Vertex Engineering / Denver, CO
Scott Kowalski, PLDR / Lynchburg
Alexandra Krisch, Clark Construction / Washington, DC
Michael Littlejohn, M.C. Dean, Inc. / Washington, DC
Jack Marshall, ProEthics / Alexandria
Arnie Mason, Williams Mullen / Tysons
William McConnell, Vertex Engineering / Denver, CO
Christy Milliken, EMCOR / Washington, DC
John M. Neary, Akerman, LLP / Washington, DC
Sharon Nelson, Sensei Enterprises / Fairfax
Courtney M. Paulk, Hirschler / Richmond
Kristin Protas, Gilbane / Arlington
Michael J. Rosenfeld, ATCS / Herndon
Shana Rothman, Smith Currie / Washington, DC
Sheila Sears, HITT / Falls Church
Urvashi Shah, ATCS / Herndon
John Simek, Sensei Enterprises / Fairfax
Sarah Kathryn Stahling, Virginia Office of the Attorney General / Richmond
Jon Straw, Kraftson Caudle / McLean
Brian Waagner, Husch Blackwell / Washington, DC
Thomas Wolf, Miles & Stockbridge / Richmond

MODERATOR

Alison R. Mullins, Shannon Mullins and Wright, LLP / Alexandria

FALL PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE

Tara Chadbourn, ReavesColey PLC / Chesapeake
Joshua C. Johnson, MichieHamlett / Roanoke
Lauren P. McLaughlin, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP / Tysons
Alison R. Mullins, Shannon Mullins and Wright, LLP/ Alexandria

Faculty Chosen Entirely by Representatives of the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. Printed materials will NOT be available.) (Lunch, reception, and continental breakfasts included)

$469 regular registration.
$449 discounted registration for VSB Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members.
$499 on-site registration (if space is available).


LIVE LOCATION AND DATES

CHARLOTTESVILLE / Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5
The Boar’s Head Resort (Venue Website / Google Map)
200 Ednam Drive
844-611-8066

COVID PRECAUTIONS

The Boar’s Head abides by all Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and is taking extra steps to keep everyone safe.  The Boar’s Head’s Coronavirus policies can be found at:  https://www.boarsheadresort.com/coronavirus


OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Boar’s Head Resort (Conference Location)
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

To check on availability of rooms, please call the Reservations Office at 844-611-8066.

We also have room blocks available at the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites:

Hampton Inn
2035 India Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-978-7888

Reservations can be made by directly calling the hotel at 434-978-7888 or by booking online at www.charlottesvilleva.hamptoninn.com In doing so, please request the group rate for Virginia Continuing Legal Education or book by the unique group code VCL.

Homewood Suites
2036 India Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-244-6200

Reservations can be made by directly calling the hotel at 434-244-6200 or by booking online at www.charlottesville.homewoodsuites.com In doing so, please request the group rate for Virginia Continuing Legal Education (VA CLE) or book by the unique group code VCL.

 

WEBCAST REGISTRATION FEES (November 4 and 5) (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$469 regular registration.
$449 discounted registration for VSB Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members.

TELEPHONE REGISTRATION FEES (November 4 and 5) (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$489 regular registration.
$469 discounted registration for VSB Construction Law and Public Contracts Section members.


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use. No printed materials will be available. 

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $99 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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