SF&S Attorney and Legal Assistant Spearhead Successful Bar Association Dinner Meeting and Seminar
March 15, 2018 • Robert L. Olson
For the last five years, SFC senior counsel Robert Olson and legal assistant Laurel Barton have teamed up to plan and present an annual dinner meeting and mini-seminar for the members of the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Mr. Olson is a past chair and a long-time member of the Section. Both Mr. Olson and Ms. Barton have been with SF&S and its predecessor firm for over 20 years.
The section events have taken place in the spring of each year at a Seattle restaurant, most recently Cutter’s Crabhouse, and feature a social hosted reception, dinner and an hour-long presentation. Forty or so members of the Section have attended each year. Presentations have focused on topics of interest to construction lawyers and have covered the following: Principles of Persuasion; Why Experts Differ; Reconstruction of the Truman White House; Top 10 Tips on Electronic Evidence; and What is BIM and why should construction lawyers care about it? Attendees enjoy socializing with each other and obtain one hour of CLE credit.
See the separate posting for a detailed summary of this year’s presentation on BIM -- Building Information Modeling.
Mr. Olson is experienced in all phases of business and construction disputes including: planning and advising on how best to avoid those disputes; drafting contracts with solid dispute resolution and other substantive/procedural clauses; analyzing contracts for ways to prosecute, defend, or resolve disputes; preparing, presenting and defending claims; devising creative extra-contractual ways to resolve disputes; negotiating and mediat...