Each year the CAI Law Seminar Planning Committee reviews over 50 presentation and topic submissions focused solely on community association law from over 100 potential presenters to determine the breakout sessions for the following year's event. Only one-third of the presentation and topic submissions are selected. The selected presenters are required to not only submit presentation slides, but submit a quality manuscript to accompany their session. These manuscripts are to be a comprehensive body of work, citing case studies and offering templates, and are vetted in advance by members of the Law Seminar Planning Committee.
Following each Law Seminar, a subcommittee is appointed to analyze and review all of the manuscripts in their entirety and nominate the Best Manuscript of the Law Seminar. The nominated manuscript is then reviewed by the full Planning Committee and is ultimately approved by the College of Community Association Lawyers' Board of Governors. The manuscript that receives this accolade is the pinnacle for that year's Law Seminar and a benchmark for all future manuscripts.
This year the committee selected "Amending Governing Documents: Providing Effective Legal Counsel (And Effective Amendments)" by Marion A. Aaron, Esq., Berding & Weil, LLP, and Allen B. Warren, Esq., Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, P.C., to receive the 2016 Best Manuscript Award.
Marion A. Aaron, Esq. & Allen B. Warren, Esq.Amending Governing Documents: Providing Effective Legal Counsel (And Effective Amendments)
James H. Slaughter, Esq.Running A Darn Good Meeting: What You Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure
David J. Graf, Esq. & Steven S. Weil, Esq. Community Association Voting: Evolving Trends in Membership Elections of Directors and the Authorization of Corporate Action.