Thursday, July 16, 2015

Under Construction Newsletter -- Call for Construction Law Articles

Last month, I was asked to serve as the Associate Editor of the Forum on Construction Law's newsletter, Under Construction.  I had the confidence to apply for the position because of the work I have done on The Dispute Resolver in collaboration with our co-editors.  I am excited to introduce some of the experiments of The Dispute Resolver to Under Construction.  I want feedback from Division 1 members and Forum members on what you all would like to see in Under Construction and how The Dispute Resolver (and other division publications) could collaborate with Under Construction.  

As always, fabulous and interesting content is essential to any publication.  I sent out the email below to a number of my friends from the Forum and construction law colleagues soliciting input and articles.  

If you want to be published or know an attorney (or summer associate) in your office that is interested in a publication opportunity, please share this invitation.  

Thanks for getting involved and contributing to Division 1 and the Forum on Construction Law!

Tom Dunn,

Friends and Colleagues:

With my recent post as Associate Editor of Under Construction (ABA Forum on Construction Law’s newsletter), one of my jobs is to seek out interesting construction law articles along with Under Construction’s Editor, Jayne Czik. 

Consider submitting an article for consideration.  The cool thing is that Under Construction is going back to paper (while also keeping an online component) so it is a great opportunity to be published and speak directly to the Forum’s 6,000+ members.  We are also increasing our use of the Forum’s social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) to further distribute #ABAUnderConstruction articles.  The more Forum members engage in the Forum’s social media pages, the more we will be able to send out the Forum’s message so make sure to join the Forum’s LinkedIn groups, like the Forum’s page on Facebook, and follow the Forum on Twitter.

If you are interested in submitting an article or have an article ready to submit, please email Jayne and myself.  We are looking for articles around 1500 words (although we have not yet finalized the paper design) that provide a practical approach/guidance to issues impacting the practice of construction law.  Click here for the rules and procedures for submissions.

If you are not familiar with the newsletter, look at the most recent online edition:

In addition to articles, we are looking for innovative / creative ideas that feature the best attributes of the Forum’s membership such as member features / construction project features / case recaps (war story case studies, lessons learned).  Something with interesting graphics or photos.  Let us know if you have any ideas for this type of submission.   

Please spread the word that Under Construction is accepting articles to your Divisions, Forum friends, and construction colleagues. 

Even if we are not able to use your submission for Under Construction, we will likely find a home for your article/topic with other Forum publications such as The Construction Lawyer, The Dispute Resolver (Division 1’s Blog), The Owner’s Authority (Division 12’s Blog), The Division 4 Triclinium, Division 7’s newsletter, Division 10’s newsletter, Forum’s social media pages, concepts book, etc. 

Thank you and we look forward to reading/editing/publishing your articles!

Tom Dunn

Associate Editor, Under Construction

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