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11-3-20. Partner Laurie S. Poole, Esq., CCAL and Alex Sohal, Esq. will speak at ECHO’s Livestream Event, The Road to New Rental Restrictions from 1:00 ‑ 2:30pm. The Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO) is a nonprofit membership corporation dedicated to assisting California homeowners' associations, providing assistance through education to homeowners' associations in areas like finances, legal issues, insurance, maintenance, and management. On January 1, 2021, new laws take effect that may require associations to take action. Laurie and Alex will explore new rental restrictions, as well as other common leasing provisions, in this webinar. Click here to register!
10-13-20. Dr. Lucy Jones (US Geological Survey and CalTech Seismologist), Glenn Pomeroy (CEO, California Earthquake Authority) and Adrian Adams discussed the impact of the next major California earthquake on community associations.
The program, California Shakin', is approved for 1.5 CE credits for managers and was presented from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

9-25 and 9-26-20. Partners Nathan McGuire, Esq., current Chair of CLAC, and Laurie S. Poole, Esq., CCAL, each spoke at the 2020 ECHO HOA University and Expo, a two-day, virtual event dedicated to current topics facing the HOA industry. This highly educational event was attended by HOA board members, interested homeowners and community managers. Nathan participated in the Legislative Update on September 25, and Laurie spoke at the Ask the Attorney session on September 26.

9-25-20. Partner Laurie S. Poole, Esq., CCAL, participated in CAI Coachella Valley’s COVID in the Valley – Ask the Attorney program at 11:30am. She joined a panel of attorneys addressing current issues facing homeowners' associations due to COVID-19. The event was held in a virtual Zoom format so attendees could join from anywhere!




Contact us to amend your governing documents to comply with the new rent restrictions required by AB 3182. Failure to amend your documents could result in the loss of existing restrictions on January 1, 2021 and large penalties by December 31, 2021.


Use our Election Calculator to create a timeline for HOA elections with dates and instructions for each key point in the election cycle. You can find the Calculator and a full menu of election information and procedures in our Election Menu.

For a list of county restrictions and health orders, see County Orders as of 10-28-20. If we missed anything, please contact us. Many orders contain detailed requirements. To avoid potential liability, boards should carefully review them and consult legal counsel on how best to open their facilities.

All associations must adopt new election rules to conform to SB 323. Elections conducted without compliant rules could result in voided elections, fines, and an award of attorneys' fees. We can prepare them at an affordable fixed fee.

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No Names on the Ballot
October 23, 2020
Some Propositions May Impact Associations

No Open Board Meetings
October 18, 2020
Small Clubhouse No Excuse for Excluding Members

Political Signs & Banners
October 11, 2020
Even Obscenity Is Protected Free Speech

Restrictions on Pools & Gyms
October 4, 2020
Each Board Must Assess its Risk Tolerance

Candidate Misdemeanors
September 28, 2020
Board Can Discreetly Add Manager Termination to
    Executive Meeting Agenda

Shifting Employees to Management
September 20, 2020
Streamlines Processes, but Doesn't Eliminate
    Costs or Liability

Election Timeline Calculator
September 13, 2020
Calculate Compliant Deadlines with Confidence!

Rent Restrictions Voided
September 9, 2020
Governor's Veto Needed to Save the Character
    of Residential Community Associations

Excessive Rentals
September 4, 2020
Regrettably, Owner-Occupants Might not
    Have Recourse

Campaigning for Office
August 30, 2020
Candidate Bios Are Information, not Advocacy

Managing Insurance Claims
August 24, 2020
Boards Should Consult Counsel before Filing

No Safe Place to Play
August 13, 2020
Board Meetings CanNOT Exclude Homeowners

Trump Signs in the Yard
August 7, 2020
Associations Can Adopt Restrictions, but not Bans

A Box of Cigars & a Letter
August 1, 2020
ACT NOW — AB 3182's August 6 Deadline Looms!

AB 3182 Rent Restrictions
July 26, 2020
New Barriers to Entry-level Ownership
    NOT in Californians' Interests!

Ballot Signature Verification
July 20, 2020
Not Required unless Validity Is Challenged

Out-of-State Inspectors of Election
July 13, 2020
Not Prohibited, and May Be Ideal for Some

HOA Inspectors of Election
July 8, 2020
Budget for More SB 323-Related Burden

Bicycle Masks
July 5, 2020
Should Socially-Distant Exercise
    Require a Mask?

Harassing Females & Vendors
June 29, 2020
Awareness of Harassment
    Requires Board to Act

Meetings for the Dead
June 24, 2020
When Even Death Doesn't Provide
    Sweet Release

Membership Safety & Welfare
June 18, 2020
Common Areas Are
    Association's Responsibility

Storing Old Records
June 14, 2020
Developing — and Adhering to — a Policy
    Is Key

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