Several Ward and Smith attorneys are gearing up for a one-of-a-kind event for community associations board members and managers.
The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute’s annual event draws hundreds of attendees looking to learn about the latest developments in community association law and legal issues through several educational sessions, including three separate presentations from firm attorneys. Here are their courses:
Community Association “Jeopardy”
Speakers: Adam Beaudoin - Ward & Smith PA, Chris Bruffey - CommunityPLUS Div. of North State Bank. Cynthia Jones - Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons PA, and Hope Carmichael - CCAL / Jordan Price Law Office
We will present information through a “Community Association Jeopardy” style game. Chris will play the role of Alex Trebek, and Adam, Cynthia, and Hope will be the contestants (contestant “roles” will be that of an attorney and residents). There will be six categories, with five clues each, and of course, “double jeopardy.” Entertainment for the day!
Chris Bruffey with CommunityPLUS Div. of North State Bank will play the role of ‘Alex Trebek’, and Adam, Cynthia, and Hope will be the contestants (contestant “roles” will be that of an attorney and residents). There will be six categories, with five clues each, and of course, “double jeopardy.” Entertainment for the day!
An Advanced Insurance Workshop: What You Need to Know to Match Insurance to Your Unique Community
Speakers: Allen Trask and Amy Wooten - Ward and Smith, PA, and Andrew Bateman - Trisure
Insurance coverage is often viewed as an “off the shelf” item that is bought and forgotten. But insurance can, and often should, be a custom product tailored to the community’s specific needs for which it is being purchased. Customized insurance is among the best ways a community can mitigate risk. Contrast that with insurance that is not tailored to meet a community’s unique needs, which can be little more than a band-aid on a large wound. This program will cover the basics of the different coverages, the nuances of types of policies and “buzz words,” and how that information is applied to hypothetical communities for their community-specific needs and risks.
Yes, No, Maybe So: An Introduction to Community Associations and Best Practices
Speakers: Madeline Lipe and Dana M. Lingenfelser
This presentation will provide newer community association professionals and volunteers the tools to understand the basic legal aspects of the community associations world. We will briefly go over the primary North Carolina statutes most applicable to community associations and break down the important documents that govern associations (and explain in the hierarchy order they apply). We’ll discuss some common mistakes and misconceptions, along with how to prevent them and some suggested best practices to follow (and worst practices to avoid). In short, learn how to stay safely in your lane!
Online registration is available until March 15. Sign-up today!