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CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers Inducts New Members

2/9/2006  -  Alexandria, VA
The College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) recently granted membership to four attorneys who have contributed to the evolution and practice of community association law. Eighty-four attorneys have been inducted since CCAL's inception in 1993.


Established by Community Associations Institute (CAI), CCAL membership consists of attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the field of community association law. CCAL members are also recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of association law.

The four recent inductees are:

  • Donna D. Berger, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • William B. Mason, Esq., Segan, Mason & Mason, PC, Annandale, VA
  • James H. Hazlewood, Esq., Carpenter Hazlewood, PLC, Tempe, AZ
  • Jay S. Lazega, Esq., Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, PC, Atlanta, GA

Three additional members were awarded CCAL membership during the previous two years:

  • Scott B. Carpenter, Esq., Carpenter Hazlewood, PLC, Tempe, AZ
  • Curtis S. Ekmark, Esq., Ekmark & Ekmark, L.L.C., Scottsdale, AZ
  • Steven S. Weil, Esq., Berding & Weil, LLP, Alamo, CA

In recognition of his contributions to community association law, Gurdon H. Buck, Esq., of Robinson & Cole, LLP, Hartford, CT, was presented with an honorary CCAL membership during CAI's National Conference and Exposition in Atlanta.

CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals dedicated to the advancement of community association law. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing the practice of community association law, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.

CCAL is headed by David S. Mercer, Esq., of Troutman Sanders, LLP, McLean, VA, who serves as dean of the six-member Board of Governors.

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