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Call for Submissions

CAI Member Attorneys:

The CAI California chapters, the California Legislative Action Committee and CAI's international office are working together to plan and implement our eighth annual CAI Legal Forum: California Communities, October 20, 2017 in Universal City, CA.

We are inviting CAI member attorneys, to participate in this exciting statewide event by submitting a proposal for a presentation. (Please note: this is a California-focused Legal Forum in October and should not be confused with CAI's Community Association Law Seminar in January.)


  • April 21, 2017 - Submission Deadline. The Programs Committee will be reviewing submissions in May, 2017.
  •  May 31, 2017 - Notification to presenters 
  • Programs not selected will be shared with CAI California Chapter executive directors for consideration as potential chapter programs.

Please only submit a program if it meets the following criteria:

  • Consists of a panel with at least two speakers (no more than four). Panel members must be from different firms/companies. No more than one speaker per company on each panel.
  • If it includes a manager, the manager must have a CAI designation, preferably a PCAM®.
  • Must be submitted with the names of all speakers on the panel (no TBDs).
  • Must designate the appropriate track: manager, homeowner or general.
  • Must include a synopsis of the presentation and why it's important and relevant this year. A well-crafted synopsis will increase your chances of being selected.
  • Each law firm may submit multiple presentations. Up to two presentations may be chosen as long as the speakers are different in each.

When you're deciding what to present, please assume our managers have at least 15 years of experience and have had to deal with just about everything. We want you to dial it up a notch so they learn something new.

The seminar will consist of up to eleven 50-minute sessions in the morning and afternoon with three concurrent sessions in various time slots, a trade show and buffet lunch. The sessions will be publicized as manager, homeowner or general.

Regarding MCLE Credit: The California Bar Association has informed us that MCLE credit is no longer available for the Legal Forum. According to Greg Jasper of the state bar of California, "MCLE courses have to be developed for attorneys and promoted to attorneys, and the education should be on attorney level and directed to the attorneys in the audience." Since our primary audience is community managers and board members, MCLE credit does not apply.

You may call Chapter Executive Director DJ Conlon (Greater Inland Empire Chapter) at (951) 784-8613 or Chapter Executive Director Kathy Gonzales (Orange County Regional Chapter) at (714) 479-1022 with questions or concerns.

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