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Marketing for your firm – or for a new job – is fraught with ethical Intellectual Property implications. This seminar will include a short lecture, followed by group discussion of case studies to explore the ethical IP issues architects should consider when changing jobs and/or marketing their practice. Topics will include parameters for discussing prior work in interviews and written materials, how to handle collaborated content, and the interplay of legal and ethical rules.

Learning objectives

  1. Review the rules of professionalism and ethics
  2. Examine the IP implications of the ethical rules
  3. Identify ethical IP dilemmas in practice and options for responding
  4. Describe how ethical practice protects the public health, safety, and welfare

Date, time, location

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:30 am to 10:30 am

International Market Square, Suite 185
275 Market Street, Minneapolis 55405


Includes continental breakfast
AIA Members $50
NonMembers $75

Continuing education

2.0 LU hours and 2.0 Ethics credits


Kristine A. Kubes, J.D., is principal attorney of Kubes Law Office, PLLC, serving design and construction professionals. Kristine helps clients strengthen their businesses. She concentrates her work on design defense/litigation and proactive counseling during the project. Services include defending clients against professional liability and general liability claims; contracting; addressing project-management, risk-management, and payment issues; prosecuting mechanic’s liens; and licensing/ethics defense. Integrated with her construction practice, Kristine mediates construction and design disputes during and after the project. She is a frequent lecturer on construction, design and ethics issues.  Kristine is in the leadership of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.  She served as a public member on the MN Board of AELSLAGID from 2005-2013, during which she served two terms as Board Chair.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director