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2019 Law Seminar


​CAI's Community Association Law Seminar is brought to you by the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). The program is developed each year as part of CCAL's commitment to advancing the knowledge and practice of community association law.​

The Law Seminar provides a unique learning opportunity to discuss emerging trends and legislative issues important to the practice of community a​ssociation law—as well as excellent opportunities for professional networking.




CCAL fellows and Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialists (CIRMS) are pleased to bring back the CIRMS Insurance Masters Program, conducted concurrently with the Law Seminar (Thursday and Friday). The program is for the exp​erienced insurance professional and goes beyond the basics of community association insurance to include risk management and legal issues,​ and the sessions are taught at a "masters" level by community association insurance experts. Space is limited. Registration for the Law Seminar​ includes the CIRMS Insurance Masters Program.

An optional, half-day program will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, prior to the Law Seminar. Registration for the program, which includes two education sessions, is an additional fee.

Associates Track:

L:100 – Essentials of Community Association Law (​Attorneys Only)
Successful community association legal practice starts with the essentials and a strong ethical approach. Join experienced community association lawyers for an overview and case-law examples of the legal basis of community associations' rights and responsibilities as it relates to assessments, maintenance, policy, restrictions, and litigation, and how all the players involved make it come together.

Managing Partner Track:

Running a Community Association Law Practice
Join managing partners and other community association law firm executive leaders from around the country for a two-part workshop to help you better lead your association practice. The first half features a panel of managing and executive level partners discussing common challenges and best practices, including starting a new firm; what happens when a partner leaves the firm; practicing community association law within a multi-practice large firm; challenges of medium and small firm association practices; marketing; retirement planning; and human resource and business management issues. The second half provides time for attendees to gather in networking groups with firm leaders from different markets to share their own ideas and individual experiences.​