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CAI Law Seminar to Address Association Liability, Assessment Collection and More

12/5/2004  -  Alexandria, VA

CAI's 26th Annual Community Association Law Seminar, a two-day forum exploring trends, practices and the increasingly complex issues in community association law, will be held February 11-12 at the Hotel InterContinental New Orleans.

Many of the nation's leading authorities on community association law will address today's most challenging legal issues from a perspective that balances the rights of the association and individual homeowners. Specific topics will include:

  • Advanced assessment collection
  • Architectural guidelines
  • Association voting
  • Capital improvements
  • Contract law
  • Developer-to-owner transition
  • First amendment issues
  • Limiting association liability
  • Marketing to managers and management companies
  • Owner insurance obligations
  • Public and media relations
  • Water damage and risk management

"This seminar is incomparable in terms of practical knowledge and networking with your peers," says Thomas J. Hindman, Esq., Dean of CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). "There's nothing more fundamental than limiting the legal liability of your clients or managing the legal issues associated with the collection of assessments and the enforcement of architectural guidelines. And these are just a few of the many topics on this expansive agenda."

The Wayne Hyatt Lecture Series will feature a discussion focusing on what associations can learn from the fiscal crisis facing many municipalities. The interactive session will be led by Tyler P. Berding, Esq., partner in the Alamo, CA, law firm of Berding and Weil, LLP.

The seminar program is designed to educate attorneys, professional managers, management company executives and others who need to understand the legal ramifications of issues confronting associations. More than 300 professionals attended the 2003 seminar.

The seminar is developed by CCAL as part of its commitment to advance the knowledge and practice of community association law.

Registration is $525 for CAI members and $625 for non-members. Those registering by January 7 will save $50 off these prices. The fee includes a copy of the seminar's proceedings. For the first time, there will also be a separate, half-day session on February 10 focusing on the use of technology to create a competitive edge. The $75 registration fee increases to $90 after January 7.

For more information or to receive a registration packet, call CAI Direct at 888-224-4321 (M-F, 9-6:30 ET), or visit

CAI established CCAL in 1993 not only to acknowledge member attorneys who distinguish themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law, but also to recognize those who commit themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

CAI and its more than 50 state, regional and local chapters represent condominium and homeowner associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. Its members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, management companies and the business professionals who provide products and services to association-governed communities.

Phone: 703-970-9235