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Chuck Marohn will be Keynote Speaker at Community Associations Institute’s 2020 Law Seminar, Jan. 15–18, in Las Vegas

12/9/2019  -  Falls Church, Virginia


The event is the industry's leading national legal forum, exploring current trends and best practices in community association law for attorneys, insurance, and management professionals.

Community Associations Institute's (CAI) College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) is proud to announce that Charles “Chuck" Marohn, the founder and president of Strong Towns, will be the Wayne Hyatt Lecture Series keynote speaker at the 2020 Community Association Law Seminar, Jan. 15–18, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Strong Towns is a nonprofit that supports better development models for cities, towns, and neighborhoods across the U.S. and Canada to make them more financially resilient. Marohn is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in Minnesota and a land use planner with two decades of experience. He is also the lead author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns as well as the author of A World Class Transportation System. He has presented Strong Towns' concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America, and in 2017 was named one of the 10 Most Influential Urbanists of all time by Planetizen.

A one-of-a-kind gathering of attorneys, insurance professionals, community association managers, and other industry leaders, CAI's annual Law Seminar explores emerging trends and legislative issues important to the practice of community association law. Attendees can hear about the latest developments on critical topics including fair housing laws, case law analysis, legislative trends, and ethics. Attorney attendees will earn MCLEs in accordance with their state requirements.

Professional education is also offered, through the Insurance Masters Program, for Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialists (CIRMS). The program runs concurrently with the Law Seminar and is designed for experienced insurance professionals. The workshop is taught at a “master's" level by community association insurance experts.

This premier legal seminar in Las Vegas is more relevant than ever. The community association housing model is predicted to be the leading housing model by 2040. Condominiums, housing cooperatives, and homeowners associations make up nearly one quarter of the housing stock throughout the country. The community association housing model continues to grow, with an estimated 80% of all new housing starting in a common-interest-community.

Today, 73.5 million Americans live in nearly 348,000 common-interest communities, according to the 2019 National and State Statistical Review for Community Association Data published by the Foundation for Community Association Research. From city-sized, master-planned communities and multi-building condominium complexes to urban cooperatives and homeowners associations built into small tracts of open suburban spaces, U.S. community associations collect $96 billion in assessments from homeowners to fund many essential obligations and services, such as utilities, security, insurance, landscaping, and capital improvement projects. The Community Association Law Seminar is the only conference designed exclusively for legal and risk management professionals serving these communities.

“The Community Association Law Seminar is the national gathering for attorneys and insurance professionals who represent millions of Americans living in today's community associations," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI chief executive officer. “CAI is proud to support CCAL's continued commitment to advancing the knowledge and practice of community association law."

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About Community Associations Institute 
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in the nearly 350,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 45,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial. 

About College of Community Association Lawyers
Established in 1993 by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) is a professional group of lawyers distinguished by experience and high standards in the practice of community association law, ethics, and the development of community association law. The College provides a forum for attorneys working in the community association legal arena to further the practice area and positively impact the community association housing model.

The College 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 resources pertaining to community association law. Fellows of the College are lawyers from throughout the United States who have demonstrated experience, knowledge, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct and are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of community association law. They are involved in state and federal legislative activities and prepare amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs on critical judicial cases that affect condominiums, housing cooperatives, and/or homeowners associations.  The College proudly delivers amicus curiae brief support, an extensive case law database, publications, and advance continuing legal educational (CLE) conferences for the community association legal community.  For more information, visit

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