Law Day – Tacoma. September 22nd

Law Day – Tacoma – Register by calling 425-778-6378

Benefiting WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee
September 22 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hotel Murano – 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma
8 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits

8:30 a.m. Legislative Update Presented by Jeremy Stilwell, Legislative Action Committee Co-Chair

9 – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
1A – Director & Officer (D&O) Liability Insurance and the Claims Process – Many community associations are facing an increase in legal claims. Budgets, special assessments, foreclosures and enforcement actions are rife with pitfalls that may trigger a Directors and Officers insurance claim. Is your Association aware of potential trigger points? What happens when a claim is filed against your Association’s Board of Directors? Anyone who manages or directs a community association should attend this discussion regarding the pitfalls that could trigger a Director and Officers insurance claim, the associated claims process and what policies Boards can have in place to effectively manage these claims. Presented by Duncan Kirk, CIC, CIRMS & Dan Zimberoff, Barker Martin, P.S.

1B – Successful Collection Practices – Utilizing Small Claims Court
Collections have become more and more difficult in recent years, and Associations are seeing less success with traditional collection methods. This Presentation will begin with Board and Manager Responsibilities pertaining to Collection of Assessments and the importance of Consistency and Due Process. Presenters will describe how to identify an account for Collection through District Court in order to pursue a money judgment. Successful Collection Practices – Utilizing Small Claims Court will give you a step by step guide to successfully pursuing Small Claims action for collection of a delinquent account. You will be able to obtain a personal judgment for a balance owed to the Association in a cost-effective manner. Presented Vasiliy V. Stupin III, CMCA, AMS, VIS Group, Inc. & WSCAI Member Attorney
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall / Networking Break
10:45 – Noon Concurrent Sessions

2A – And You Are Now on the Board – It is the end of the Association’s annual meeting and you have just been elected to the Board. Do you know your duties and responsibilities? Do you know the needs of the multi-million dollar corporation you’ve been put in charge of? How do you ensure consistency in application and effectiveness of the existing policies, maintenance plans, long term fiscal planning, etc. and, most importantly, where do you start? This presentation focuses on basic responsibilities the role of a volunteer Board member comes with and explores common issues of Homeowners Associations. Enforcement of rules and regulations, architectural control, requirements for meetings and voting are just a few examples of topics included in this session. Presented by Amy Meharry, Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, & Sergey A. Petrov, Yalnes, Inc.

2B – WA Reserve Study / Account Law – Where We’ve Been, Where We’re At, Where We’re Going – Using a sample / actual 2012 association disclosure and other information, participants will learn what is required by the RCW for both Condominiums and Homeowners Associations disclosures as well as what must be contained within
their Reserve Study. A look back at conditions leading to implementation of the reserve study laws in 2009 and 2012 as well as the current climate and possibilities for the future will provide perspective and some best practice ideas for how to best utilize the information contained in a reserve study. Presented by Brian McLean, CCAL, Leahy McLean Fjelstad & Jim Talaga, RS, Association Reserves Washington, LLC
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Exhibits & Final Remarks

You can register via via email at or you can contact WSCAI at 425-778-6378