CAMICB Releases White Paper on CMCA® Standards of Professional Conduct

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in CAI, Confidentiality & Ethics

By Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.

Community Association Managers International Certification Board (“CAMICB”) recently published a white paper detailing the Standards of Professional Conduct for Certified Managers of Community Associations (CMCAs®) and clarifying the procedures that allow complaints to be brought against CMCAs.

These Standards of Professional Conduct, which can be found at www.camicb.org/standards, include being knowledgeable about laws and regulations applicable to community associations and  management, complying with association governing documents, policies, and procedures, assisting boards in carrying out fiduciary responsibilities, and participating in continuing education. A violation of any of these Standards of Professional Conduct may be grounds for administrative action and possible revocation of the CMCA® certification by CAMICB.

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Hill Wallack Attorneys Exhibiting/Presenting at CAI-NJ 2016 Conference & Expo

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Board Meetings, CAI, Confidentiality & Ethics, Speaking Engagements

Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Association Practice Group will be exhibiting at the 2016 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo, which is being held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

This year’s conference returns to Central Jersey, so do not miss out on the exciting lineup of networking events, educational sessions, informative exhibits and more! Registration is FREE for all homeowners and board members (pre-registration is recommended). There will be plenty of giveaways and FREE breakfast and lunch. Come see us at Booth 505!

Also, join Terry A. Kessler, Esq. and Jonathan H. Katz, Esq. of Hill Wallack LLP and Denise Becker, PCAM, of Homestead Management Services, Inc. for their 12:00 p.m. presentation entitled Batman vs. Superman: The Struggle Regarding Ethics and Confidentiality for Board Members & Property Managers. Program Description: “In a world where association board members are faced with issues regarding ethics and confidentiality on a daily basis, who can you turn to in order to work through these complex problems? In this battle of good versus evil, you can’t rely on the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight. This program will arm you with the necessary information and discuss the relevant law in order to help you properly navigate these thorny issues.”

For more information and to register to attend the 2016 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo, click here

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CLIENT ALERT: Proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act Threatens Community Association Covenants

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Architectural Controls, CAI, Legislation

This Alert transmits an important message from CAI regarding a disturbing bill pending in both houses of Congress. The proposed Federal Legislation would allow HAM Radio Operators to install antennas anywhere in a condominium or HOA despite association architectural covenants. I urge you to communicate with our U.S. Senator Corey Booker, who is on the Committee considering this legislation.

The Amateur Radio Parity Act (S. 1685) is scheduled for mark-up in the Senate Commerce Committee on November 18. Your Senator serves on the Senate Commerce Committee and it is very important he/she hears from you today to oppose S. 1685.

To view Hill Wallack’s full Client Alert, click here.

If you have a question about this issue or any other issue concerning your community association, please contact one of our Community Associations attorneys. For breaking news or updates on new blog posts, follow us on Twitter at: @njcondolaw.

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CAI-NJ Mediation/ADR Training: Help Community Associations Resolve Disputes Outside of Court

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Alternative Dispute Resolution, CAI, Speaking Engagements

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of mediation and help resolve community association disputes? Now you can…

Become a mediator or refresh your mediation skills as part of CAI-NJ’s Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program training. Mediation/ADR is a non-adversarial approach in which a neutral party – the mediator – guides parties to a dispute through the resolution process to reach a mutually acceptable agreement as an alternative to litigation. CAI-NJ is sponsoring the Mediation/ADR Training Program for a limited number of registrants to fill the critical need of providing affordable mediation services by person who are experienced in community association matters and issues.

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Hill Wallack’s Community Association Practice Group Exhibiting at the 2015 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in CAI

Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Association Practice Group will be exhibiting at the 2015 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo, which is being held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

This year’s conference returns to Central Jersey, so do not miss out on the exciting lineup of networking events, educational sessions, informative exhibits and more! Registration is FREE for all homeowners and board members (pre-registration is recommended). This year’s keynote speaker is Terry Watson, who will speak about “The Essential Truths… The Unspoken Rules… The New Consumer Demands,” simple strategies and systems that provide obscene return of your time, energy, motivation and income. Big Joe Henry of NJ101.5 will be broadcasting his show live from 10-3 p.m., there will be plenty of giveaways and FREE breakfast and lunch.

Come see us at Booth 505!

To register to attend the 2015 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo, click here. For more information and to review the Conference & Expo Program Schedule, click here.

 

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CAI Webinar: New Federal Rules on Mortgage Closings, New Changes for Community Associations

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in CAI, Foreclosure, Legislation, Speaking Engagements

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” mortgage closing rule becomes effective on October 3, 2015. The new federal rule sets in motion sweeping changes to the disclosures borrowers receive about their mortgage loans and closing costs when buying or refinancing a home. After October 3rd, community associations and their managing agents will be required to provide very specific and accurate information earlier in the process.

In order to prepare you for these changes, Ronald L. Perl, Esq., the partner-in-charge of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, will be participating in a Live Webinar on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Joining Ron will be Dawn Bauman, CAE,  senior vice president of government and public affairs for Community Associations Institute (CAI) and C. Scott Canady of Tambala Strategy.

Earn Continuing Education Credit and learn about these important, new requirements and ask questions to help incorporate these new rules into your association’s everyday practice.

For more information and to register to attend this Webinar, click here.

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