QUESTION. Are attorneys required to attend the HOA's monthly board meetings? What happens when no members want to be on the board of directors; because previous law suits have been filed against them, no one wants to take on that responsibility.
ANSWER: There is no law requiring that attorneys attend board or membership meetings. However, boards will frequently ask legal counsel to attend meetings whenever someone starts threatening directors. Because board members are volunteers who are not versed in the complexities of corporate law and the Davis-Stirling Act, it is not unusual that they would seek help by asking legal counsel to attend meetings until the problem has been resolved.
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