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CCAL Elects Leaders, Inducts New Members

1/8/2013  -  Falls Church, VA

Scott B. Carpenter, a past president of CAI’s Central Arizona chapter and a member of the national education faculty, is the new president of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Elected to the position by the seven-member CCAL Board of Governors, Carpenter assumed the post Jan. 1. He has been a member of the CCAL board since 2007.

A principal in the Tempe, Ariz., law firm of Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, Carpenter is the co-chair of the Arizona Legislative Action Committee and a frequent contributor to CAI’s professional education courses. He received CAI’s 2004 national Award of Excellence in Government and Public Affairs and is the author of Community Association Law in Arizona, published by the Arizona Bar Association.

Lincoln W. Hobbs, a partner in Hobbs & Olson, L.C., in Salt Lake City, Utah, was elected to the CCAL board, while the following members were reelected to the board:

  • Kenneth E. Chadwick, Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC, Fairfax, Va.
  • Ellen Hirsch de Haan, Becker & Poliakoff, PA, Clearwater, Fla.
  • Stephen M. Marcus, Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, PC, Braintree, Mass.

The 2013 CCAL board also includes James H. Slaughter of Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA, in Greensboro, N.C., and Jeffrey Van Grack of Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Md.  Van Grack served as 2012 CCAL president.

"I’m honored to be president of such a prestigious group of attorneys and proud to be a longtime member of CAI," said Carpenter. "CCAL is a critical source of information and expert perspective not only for CCAL members, but also for professionals and homeowner volunteers who serve common-interest communities. We will continue to expand on all of CCAL’s great work."

Established in 1993 by the CAI Board of Trustees, CCAL 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 consists of 131 attorneys, including five members to be inducted during CAI’s Community Association Law Seminar, Jan. 24-29 in Tucson, Ariz. The new inductees are:

  • Bruce C. Jenkins, RS, Vial Fotheringham SG, LLP, Saint George, Utah
  • Jason E. Fisher, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered, Bethesda, Md.
  • Jeffrey A. Beaumont, Beaumont Gitlin Tashjian, Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • A. Richard Vial, Vial Fotheringham SG, LLP, Portland, Ore.
  • Susan B. Tarley, Tarley Robinson, PLC, Williamsburg, Va.

Learn more about CCAL.

With more than 32,000 members dedicated to building better communities, CAI works in partnership with 60 domestic chapters, a chapter in South Africa and housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to community associations and the professionals who support them. CAI’s mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. Visit or call (888) 224-4321. 


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