At Epsten Grinnell & Howell, we believe that a well-informed board of directors is better prepared to govern its association and to protect the association from both preventable membership discord and litigation. In addition to our annual Legal Symposia, we offer multiple other educational services, including seminars for boards of directors and community association managers.
Topics of recent Epsten Grinnell & Howell attorney-led seminars include:

Board Member Education

Public Meet-n-Greets offered throughout the year.
Private programs available upon request.

  • Desert Dialogues
  • Board Member Orientation
  • Specialized in-Depth “Board Member Boot Camp”
  • Board Member Ethics and Code of Conduct
  • Developer Transitions
  • Director and Officer Duty and Liability
  • Fair & Senior Housing: Dealing with Disabled and Aging Residents
  • Golf Courses & Your Community
  • Indian Land Leases
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Sexual Harassment and Employment Issues
  • Short Term Rentals & Non-Resident Owners
  • Tips & Tricks for Productive Board Meetings
  • Training on Rules Enforcement Hearings and Procedures

Manager Education

Breakfast, Lunch and/or Afternoon formats available.
Most programs are 40 to 60 minutes and can be customized to fit your needs.

  • Legal Lessons
  • ADA Compliance
  • Annual Disclosures (*CAI Approved for 1 CE credit)
  • Architectural Review Processes
  • Assessment Recovery & the Small Claims Process
  • Capital Improvements & Funding Large Projects
  • Conflict Management & Dealing with Difficult People
    (*Pending CAI Approval for 1 CE credit)
  • Contracting: Beyond the Basics (*Pending CAI Approval for 1 CE credit)
  • Crime Prevention & Asset Protection
  • Commercial & Industrial Common Interest Developments
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Developer Transition Issues
    (Bonds, As-Builts, Defects, Reconstruction and more)
  • Elections, Ballots & Voting (*Pending CAI Approval for 1 CE credit)
  • Emergency Preparedness/EQ Issues
  • Fair & Senior Housing: Dealing with Disabled and Aging Residents
  • Fair & Senior Housing: Disabilities, Discrimination & DFEH Claims
  • Golf Courses
  • Governing Document Updates (*Pending CAI Approval for 1 CE credit)
  • Indian Land Leases
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Laws & Statutes Affecting Community Associations
  • Litigation Prevention and What To Do if Your Association is Sued
  • Managing Meetings & Your Membership (*Pending CAI Approval for 1 CE credit)
  • New Legislation & Case Law
  • Non-Resident Owners
  • Questions & Answers, General
  • Rule Adoption & Enforcement (*Pending CAI Approval for 1 CE credit)
  • Service Animals, Pets & Wildlife
  • Short Term Rentals
  • Smoking & Marijuana
  • Water-Wells, Conservation And Government Mandates
  • Working with Vendors

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