Providing education to residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and property managers is a passion of ours at Richardson|Ober LLP. We offer complimentary webinars to help keep you informed on relevant issues. Our online courses also help managers earn the CAM-ICB credit they need to maintain their credentials.
One hour of CAM ICB Credit is approved for each of the following courses.
Advanced Tips for Contracting
Learn how to get what the association needs, at the right price, from the right source, and in the right way. Kelly Richardson, Esq., CCAL, discusses how to solicit, receive and evaluate the best proposals for the HOA.Learn More
2021 Legislative Update: What's ahead in 2022
2021 was the most positive legislative year for California community associations in a very long time. Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, discusses new laws and what HOAs will need to implement on January 1, 2022.Learn More
What You're NOT Hearing About "Toxic Mold"
You may have listened to many lectures about toxic mold, but not like this one. In 20 years since the mold panic erupted, the only voices heard on the subject are those profiting from mold testing and mold claims. It’s time to hear a different point of view.Learn More
How HOAs Avoid (or Take On) Liability
This presentation is a general risk management webinar, addressing the various protections available for California HOA directors, and discussing the ways well-intentioned volunteers can step outside of those protections.Learn More
A Guide for Responding to Harassment/Discrimination Reports and Disability Accommodation Requests
A practical guide for responding to harassment, discrimination reports and disability accommodation requests in the HOA. California’s new Fair Housing Regulations present many questions and challenges for the manager or owner of property.Learn More
Reviewing the New Fair Housing Regulations. How do they affect HOAs and What Do They Say?
California adopted the first Fair Housing regulations of any state in the USA. With an effective date of 1/1/20, the regulations in part follow preexisting (since 9/16) regulations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) but also go beyond the HUD regulations in many respects. This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of the new regulations and their guidance to homeowner associations and their managers.Learn More
Ledislative Update: What’s New? A Review of the “Legislative Blizzard” of 2019
2019 was one of the most active years for legislation affecting California common interest developments in a very long time. At least nine new laws will take effect on January 1, 2020 which will change the way California HOAs operate - not including the landmark Fair Housing Regulations which also take effect at that date. This fast moving presentation will discuss each of these ten new laws, providing not only a quick summary of each but also a practical discussion of how it will affect associations, their boards and managers.Learn More
The Why, How, When (and What NOT To Do), To Create, Propose, and Pass Amendments. Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, normally called CC&Rs are the backbone of the common interest community. They often require amending, due to preferences of the community, changes in the law, or other circumstances.Learn More
Protecting Them (and Yourself) from Exhaustion: Towards Efficient Board Meetings
What is the role of the manager in board meetings? How to properly use committees? What should be included in agendas and minutes? How do you deal with disruptions? What does the law say about electronic communications and teleconferencing? What can a board do to reduce wasted time? How do consent calendars work? How can diversity of thought shorten discussions?Learn More
The Unpleasant Business of Member Discipline: A Primer
Associations have governing documents, and enforcing those documents is one of the unpleasant realities of community association governance and management. Can managers and boards unintentionally make the process harder, more stressful and hostile?Learn More
Not All Rules are Golden... The Drafting, Changing and Enforcement of HOA Rules
Creating, amending and enforcing HOA rules are the bane of the manager (and volunteer director's) existence. Rules can be a great help to a community and build community spirit, or they can create more problems and foster divisiveness and negativity... and even litigation. In this presentation we will discuss the basic as well as advanced concepts in rule creation, amendment and enforcement.Learn More