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The 2011 Midwinter Joint Meeting, hosted by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and the TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, returned to Manhattan this year.
 
Held at the historic Waldorf Astoria from January 19-21, 2011, the conference, titled, “Do you Think It’s Alright? Pushing the ADR Envelope,” was well attended by construction law firms, surety and insurance representatives, and consultants from Interface Consulting. Seminars and plenaries focused on settling disputes through mediation, arbitration and other mitigation techniques; and introduced recent case law that addresses the business aspect of dispute resolution. Other conference highlights included a Women in Construction breakfast and a cocktail reception co-sponsored by Interface Consulting, both also hosted at the Waldorf Astoria. This was the second year in a row for participation by Interface Consulting in this event, which is hosted in conjunction with several prominent construction-law firms from around the country.
 
The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. For more information on upcoming ABA events, please visit http://www.abanet.org/
 
Since 1986, Interface Consulting International, Inc., has provided a wide range of consulting and expert services to the construction- and energy-related industries in a variety of challenging settings – from the boardroom to the courtroom. Interface Consulting is an authority on construction claims and construction management consulting with experience on more than 800 projects worldwide.