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Pssst….. Education is the Secret

I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be covered by the association.  Serving on a board is a big responsib Read More...
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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014

I always wanted a CB radio when I was growing up so that I could have a “handle” and be cool like Smokey and the Bandit.  But, times do change, and instead of hawking out “breaker, breaker”, Read the complete Blog post ... Read More...
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“But Jimmy’s got one…”

Tired of hearing phrases like that each time you send a violation letter?  Tired of feeling like you are back in grade school?  Enforcement of covenants seems to bring out the same questions of fairness we had when we were all children.  We want to be treated fairly and we don’t want to be told Read More...
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Get Your Goat On!

In July, the Fort Collins City Council adopted an ordinance, allowing city residents to keep and raise miniature goats within the City.  Read our full blog.   Read More...
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Banning E-Cigarettes

The Reston Association in Fairfax, Virginia has banned electronic cigarettes in public spaces according to stories in the Washingtonian and Common Ground magazines.  This appears to be the next trend in the fight against smoking.   Read our full blog post. Read More...
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Essential Documents in a Collection Trial

Has your association been involved in a collection matter that went to trial?  Very few of our collection cases make it to trial, but when they do, it can be unnerving for board members and managers because it may be unfamiliar territory.  This article will address the documents that are essential Read More...
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Collecting Covenant Enforcement Fines

Most associations assess fines if a homeowner does not resolve a covenant enforcement violation. If the homeowner does not pay those fines, what can the association do? Generally speaking, the association can collect the fines just as they collect unpaid assessments. In fact, the Colorado Common Int Read More...
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How to be a Great Witness

Whether you are a board member or an employee of a management company, you may be called to testify in court as a witness to events. Here are some practical hints and suggestions on what to do and how to do it well when you are asked to serve as a witness. Bear in mind that testifying is not a commo Read More...
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Depositions: What are They?

A Deposition is one of the most useful tools employed during the litigation of a case to gather information. It is the oral testimony of a witness, usually the opposing party, which is reduced to writing for later use in court or for discovery purposes. Depositions are a vital part of the discovery Read More...
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Discovery – It’s Not Just a Channel

Although Discovery is a very interesting cable channel, it is also a broad all-encompassing term to describe the fact-finding process in a lawsuit. Lawyers are literally discovering facts, evidence, witnesses, and case theories utilizing a variety of discovery tools.  Without the aid of discovery t Read More...