At Epsten, APC, 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, APC attorney-led seminars include:

Board Member Education

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

  • Board Basics
  • Board Member Orientation
  • Specialized in-Depth Board Member Boot Camp
  • Board Member Ethics and Code of Conduct
  • Director and Officer Duty and Liability
  • Election Rules
  • 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.

Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Legal Lessons, Board Basics & Free 1st Fridays – Attorney Q&A programs will be held virtually via Zoom to keep our attorneys, clients and colleagues safe. In-person programs are available upon request.

Most programs are 40 to 60 minutes and can be customized to fit your needs.

  • Legal Lessons
  • ADA Compliance
  • ADUs*
  • Annual Disclosures*
  • Architectural Review Processes
  • Balcony Bill & The Inspection Process*
  • Capital Improvements & Funding Large Projects
  • CC&R Enforcement
  • Conflict Management & Dealing with Difficult People*
  • Contracting: Beyond the Basics*
  • Crime Prevention & Asset Protection
  • Commercial & Industrial Common Interest Developments
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Elections, Ballots & Voting*
  • Executive Sessions
  • Emergency Preparedness/EQ Issues
  • Fair & Senior Housing: Dealing with Disabled and Aging Residents
  • Fair & Senior Housing: Disabilities, Discrimination & DFEH Claims
  • Generational Differences & Dealing with Aging Residences*
  • Golf Courses
  • 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*
  • Member Discipline
  • New Legislation & Case Law*
  • Non-Resident Owners
  • Nuisance Issues – When the Barking Won’t Stop!
  • Parking Problems & Solutions
  • Preventing Fraud & Embezzlement (pending approval)
  • Questions & Answers, General
  • Resolutions
  • Rule Adoption & Enforcement*
  • Service Animals, Pets & Wildlife
  • Short Term Rentals*
  • Smoking & Marijuana
  • Updating Your Governing Documents*
  • Water-Wells, Conservation And Government Mandates
  • Vendor Contracts & Working with Vendors
  • and more^.

*All programs are approved  for 1 CMCA credit by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) unless otherwise noted.

^Please contact [email protected] for more information, about additional program offerings or to customize a program for your management company or manager group.

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