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03-17-23. Co-Managing Partner Laurie Poole presented the Legislative and Case Law Update at the CACM Southern California Law Seminar at the Disneyland Hotel along with Jennifer Wada, Steven Roseman and Keith Lavery.

03-16-23. Partner Melissa Ward spoke at the CACM Southern California Law Seminar along with Dea Franck and Stacy Gerowitz covering "Is it Harassment? Common Types and Taking Action."

03-16-23. Partner Melissa Ward published the second article in a two part series for the CAI Communicator titled "BIAS in Our Communities:  Discussing Strategies for Creating Stronger Communities and Avoiding Liability." The digital article can be view here.

03-14-23. Partner Melissa Ward and Kristin Amarillas presented the "Stay In Your Lane" program at the CAI Baycen South Bay Luncheon. 

3-1-23.  Attorney Karen St. Onge published an article in CACM’s Spring, 2023 “The Law Journal” on understanding the difference between CC&Rs and Rules. You can read the article here.


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02-18-23. Attorneys Tonya Todd and Karen St. Onge spoke during the ECHO Educational Seminar covering EV Charging and Solar information.

02-10-23. Attorney Megan Hall spoke at the CACM Law Seminar at the Oakland Marriott .The Seminar reviewed new case law that impacts our industry and the communities we manage and how to implement the changes.

02-09-23. Attorney Karen St. Onge spoke at the CACM Law Seminar at the Oakland Marriott.  Panelists reviewed timelines and laws impacting elections and virtual meetings.

02-09-23. Partner Melissa Ward spoke at the CACM Law Seminar at the Oakland Marriott. The seminar covered"Is it harassment? Common Types and Taking Actions".

2-7-23. Adrian Adams, along with Robert Grosse of Design Dev'l Construction, and Michael O'Brien of ENGtegrity, Inc., spoke for "The Big Balcony Seminar." The Zoom event was put on by Beven & Brock Management.

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Senior Discount on Dues
February 25, 2023
Are they allowed, and what are the boards obligations?

Important Ruling on Censuring Directors
January 7, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on boards rights.

Dues Increase Without A Vote
January 2, 2023
Is it allowed and under what circumstances?

Replacing Mailboxes Without Vote
December 11, 2022
Maintenance or upgrade, should reserve funds be used?

Reversing Prior Board Decisions
November 21, 2022
Possible risks and how to manage them.

Pandemic Emergency Ends
November 17, 2022
How to continue virtual and hybrid meetings.

New Laws for 2023
October 10,2022
New laws for 2023 to pay attention to.

Ratting Out Neighbors
September 2, 2022
What's legal, and what's good practice?

Posting Meeting Notices
August 20,2022
Posting requirements, according to the Civil Code.

Front Yard Gardens
July 24, 2022
Are limitations allowed, and what is the HOAs role?

Cost of EV Charging Stations
July 10, 2022
Costs associated with EV charging stations, who is responsible?

HOA Debt Collection
June 21, 2022
Are HOAs required to get licensed to collect delinquent assessments?

Executive Committees
April 28, 2022
What, exactly, is an Executive Committee?

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