By Thomas Murray
Mr. Murray is co-chair of the 2021 Community Association Law Seminar Planning Committee and a fellow in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). He started practicing community association law in 1988, offering valuable perspective and practical counsel on day-to-day issues, as well as complex legal questions. He is a partner at Eads Murray & Pugh P.C. in Indianapolis.
Every year, the Community Association Law Seminar organized by CAI and the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) presents the most up-to-date review of significant appellate cases that shaped community association law in the prior year from CAI’s Case Law Database, a resource available to CAI members consisting of thousands of case law summaries impacting the community association housing model. These cases focus on emerging trends in association jurisprudence that are sure to advance the legal landscape relevant to community associations.
Attendees of the 2021 Virtual Community Association Law Seminar, being held January 25–29, will have access to this comprehensive summary of case law and gain a competitive advantage over their fellow industry peers. Four attorneys from across the country who are considered leading industry experts will present the 2020 update: Brendan Bunn of Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn in Fairfax, Va.; Sandra Gottlieb of SwedelsonGottlieb in Los Angeles; Julie McGhee Howard of NowackHoward in Atlanta; and Steven Sugarman of Steven L. Sugarman & Associates in Berwyn, Pa. CAI’s outstanding case law update team reviewed 450 relevant cases from the past year, summarized 300, and will present more than 50 cases to attendees, including updates of court rulings that have addressed COVID-19 challenges related government orders and other reoccurring issues such as restrictive covenants, construction defects, uniform act interpretations, and other cases impacting community associations.
I have attended every seminar since the early 1990’s and can say without equivocation that the case law presentation and the written materials that accompany it are worth the entire cost of attendance! All of the other sessions are simply a bonus! Plus, since I practice in the Midwest, I learn from the trends in community association law taking place in other parts of the country that can help me advise clients on new issues as they arise.
Whether your practice focuses on community association litigation, regulation, or legislation, CAI’s Case Law Database is an indispensable resource for community association lawyers across the country. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest appellate opinions impacting the future of the community association housing model to be at the forefront of your practice and have an edge over your competitors.
>> Register today for the 2021 Virtual Community Association Law Seminar.