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Community Association Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award


Each year, the CAI Law Seminar Planning Committee reviews dozens of community association law presentation submissions by CAI members to determine the breakout sessions for the following year's event. In addition to presentation slides, the final selection of presenters submit a comprehensive manuscript to accompany their session, citing case studies and offering templates.

After Law Seminar, a subcommittee analyzes all of the manuscripts and nominates the Best Manuscript of the Law Seminar, which is then approved by the full Planning Committee and the College of Community Association Lawyers' Board of Governors. The Best Manuscript sets the benchmark for all future Law Seminar submissions.


Best Manuscript Award Winners

​2022

Leah K. Burton, Esq., and Noelle Hicks, Esq.  


​2021

Agents of Change: Overcoming Racism in Community Associations
Leah K. Burton, Esq., Noelle Hicks, Esq., and Wil Washington, Esq., CCAL

​2020

​How Legal Is It Anyway? Tips for Dealing with Recreational and Medicinal Marijuana Use in Community Associations
Elina B. Gilbert, Esq., CCAL & Kevin M. Hirzel, Esq., CCAL

​2019

TRENDS: Religion in Community Associations: Fair Housing or Free Speech?
Kevin Hirzel, Esq., CCAL, Edward Hoffman, Jr., Esq., CCAL, Michael S. Karpoff, Esq., CCAL & Todd A. Sinkins, Esq., CCAL

​2018

​​Bucking the Trends: The Impact of Legislative Trends on Community Association Governance
Matt Ober, Esq., CCAL & Amy Tinetti, Esq., CCAL

​2017

​​​​Social Media in Community Associations
Daniela Burg, J.D., Edward Hoffman, Jr., Esq., CCAL & Gerald C. Wigger, Esq.

​2016

Amending Governing Documents: Providing Effective Legal Counsel (And Effective Amendments) 
Marion A. Aaron, Esq. & Allen B. Warren, Esq., CCAL

​2015

​​Running A Darn Good Meeting: What You Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure
James H. Slaughter, Esq., CCAL

​2014

​​​​Community Association Voting: Evolving Trends in Membership Elections of Directors and the Authorization of Corporate Action.
David J. Graf, Esq., CCAL & Steven S. Weil, Esq., CCAL