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College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) Elects 2017 Leaders

1/25/2017  -  Falls Church, VA


Steven S. Weil, Esq., a partner of Berding & Weil, LLP., in California, was unanimously elected president of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). His one-year term began Jan. 1.

Recognized locally and nationally for his contributions to condominium and community association law, Weil is known addressing a wide variety of issues arising from community associations and their operations. Weil is a well-known and sought after lecturer and community association law educator. Weil was also the recipient of CCAL's 2014 Inaugural Best Manuscript Award.

In addition to Weil, the 2017 CCAL board includes:

  • Edmund A. Allcock, Esq., Marcus, Errico, Emmer &, Brooks, P.C., MA
  • Robert M. Diamond, Esq., Reed Smith, LLP, VA
  • Lincoln W. Hobbs, Esq., Hobbs & Olson|Carpenter Hazlewood, UT
  • Julie McGhee Howard, Esq., Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., GA
  • Matt D. Ober Esq., Richardson Harman Ober PC, CA
  • Augustus H. Shaw, IV, Esq., Shaw & Lines, LLC, AZ

Established in 1993 by the CAI Board of Trustees, the College provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working in the community association field. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.

CCAL fellows also are actively involved in state and federal legislative activities and prepare amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs on critical judicial cases that affect common-interest communities.

The following CAI member attorneys were formally inducted into the College during CAI's 2017 Community Association Law Seminar in Las Vegas:

  • Joshua M. Bolen, Esq., Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC., AZ
  • Gregory S. Cagle, Esq., Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC., TX
  • Robert Kmiecik, Esq., Kaman & Cusimano, LLC., OH
  • Steven H. Mezer, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., FL
  • W. Alexander Noland, Esq., Noland Law PC., CA

Of at least several thousand practicing attorneys nationwide, only 153 are fellows in the College.


About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in 1973 to foster competent, responsive community associations through research, training and education. CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 61 chapters, including chapters in Canada and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. We work to identify and meet the evolving needs of the professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information, and by helping our members learn, achieve and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home. For more information, visit


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