Upcoming Seminars

Beth MulcahyMULCAHY LAW FIRM, P.C. provides classes and seminars for both board members and managers (free of charge) to ensure that they obtain and develop essential skills, develop a knowledge base and stay current with cutting edge information about community associations. Our educational programs will help association members, directors and community managers understand their legal duties and responsibilities allowing for the potential to prevent and minimize legal problems altogether.


Mesa HOA Academy

Date: Tue, February 25, 2020

Hours: 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Location: City of Mesa Superstition Police Division Community Room- 2430 S Ellsworth Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209

Registration: Click here to register

Best Practices and Budgeting for Community Associations- This class discusses how to accomplish the Board’s goals using the Eisenhower Method. If your Board feels like a hamster on a wheel never getting anything big done but just running in place responding to broken sprinkler heads and difficult owners- this is the perfect class for you! This class will show your board how to prioritize your urgent and important tasks so you get things done. Imagine how great you will feel when you start checking things off the "to-do" list! This class also discusses the nine steps to help simplify the budget process and preparation.


Glendale HOA Academy

Date: Tue, March 3, 2020

Hours: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Location: Glendale Adult Center- 5970 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

Registration: To register, please call (623) 930-2663

Community Association Dispute Resolution 101 Does your board or do your owners know how to effectively negotiate when a dispute arises in your association? This class will give board members and owners effective tools to negotiate disputes! If negotiation efforts fail, what other legal remedies do owners and associations have to help resolve disputes? This class will define and show how to effectively use mediation, arbitration, administrative law proceedings and litigation to resolve disputes in your association.


Glendale HOA Academy

Date: Thu, March 5, 2020

Hours: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Location: Glendale Adult Center- 5970 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

Registration: To register, please call (623) 930-2663

Federal Laws for Community Associations Do you understand the terms reasonable modification and reasonable accommodation? The board of directors should! This class will provide you with a clear understanding of the association’s requirements with regard to the Federal Fair Housing Act and other federal laws. Additionally, we will cover the importance of reviewing governing documents for possible amendments needed to insure that the association is in compliance with state and federal laws.


Peoria HOA Academy

Date: Sat, March 7, 2020

Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Location: Development & Community Services Building, 9875 N 85th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

Registration: Click here to register

Having a successful association and running successful meetings begin with the understanding of an association board of director’s code of conduct. We will cover the expectations of board members with regard to ethical rules and procedures, standards of behavior and professional conduct. This class will also offer a discussion of proactive approaches for collection of delinquent assessments which may mean fewer homeowners in arrears and the association in a stronger financial position. We will also discuss and give you suggestions on limiting liability for your association and developing and implementing strategies for creating a secure environment. Also, don’t forget to bring your community association law questions and place them on the “parking lot” walls! An attorney specializing in community association law will answer your questions free of charge in a fun and interactive manner.


Glendale HOA Academy

Date: Tue, March 10, 2020

Hours: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Location: Glendale Adult Center- 5970 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

Registration: To register, please call (623) 930-2663

Board of Director’s Code of Conduct/Boards Roles & Responsibilities- An association board of director’s Code of Conduct explains the expectations of board members with regard to ethical rules and procedures, standards of behavior and professional conduct while they serve as a director for their association. This class will discuss two types of codes of conduct for the board of directors and show attendees how to establish a code of conduct. Examples of principles and guidelines within a code of conduct will also be included. Participants will also learn what boards should do to assure that the association’s business is conducted in an efficient and professional manner. The legal duties of the board of directors including roles and responsibilities, fiduciary duty will be covered. We will also discuss training basics and mentoring of the new board member.


Glendale HOA Academy

Date: Thu, March 12, 2020

Hours: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Location: Glendale Adult Center- 5970 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

Registration: To register, please call (623) 930-2663

Levying and Collecting Fines in a Community Association with Secrets to Effective Collection of Delinquent Assessments- This class will offer a discussion of proactive approaches for collection of delinquent assessments which may mean fewer homeowners in arrears and the association in a stronger financial position. We will look at 5 secrets to collecting assessments and discuss using the association’s available legal remedies as the most successful tools for the association to collect delinquencies. This class will also discuss the minimum requirements in order to validly assess monetary penalties (aka fines), legally proper methods to collect fines from owners and alternative options to pursue enforcement of violations (e.g. suspending voting rights; suspending rights to use common areas/facilities; exercising self-help; ADRE complaints; injunctive relief lawsuits, etc.).  A free fine schedule will be provided to each attendee.


Chandler HOA Academy

Date: Tue, March 24, 2020

Hours: 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Location: Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225, Training Room A & B (second floor)

Registration: Click here to register

Best Practices for Community Associations- This class discusses how to accomplish the Board’s goals using the Eisenhower Method. If your Board feels like a hamster on a wheel never getting anything big done but just running in place responding to broken sprinkler heads and difficult owners- this is the perfect class for you! This class will show your board how to prioritize your urgent and important tasks so you get things done. Imagine how great you will feel when you start checking things off the "to-do" list!  


Queen Creek HOA Academy

Date: Thu, March 26, 2020

Hours: 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Location: Law Enforcement and Community Chambers- 20727 E Civic Parkway, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Registration: To register, please call Victor Martinez at (480) 358-3307

Community Associations 101 and FREE Attorney Q and A! Please join the Queen Creek HOA Academy for an informative class on the following hot topics: 1. Duties and Responsibilities of HOA/Condo Board Members 2. Secrets of Successful Associations 3. Practical Suggestions for Owners who disagree with their HOA/Condo There will be time allotted for a free question and answer with an HOA/condo lawyer during the class! We look forward to seeing you there!


Chandler HOA Academy

Date: Thu, April 2, 2020

Hours: 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Location: Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225, Training Room A & B (second floor)

Registration: Click here to register

Amending Association Documents and Open Meeting Law and Rules for Recording - Meetings Do your association’s CC&Rs and bylaws contain unclear or contradictory language; developer language long after the developer is gone and/or provisions that conflict with Arizona and federal law? If you answered yes to one of these questions, your association’s documents may need to be amended. This class will teach an easy to follow 5-step process for amending association documents. We will also cover open meeting law requirements such as: associations must allow tape recording or videotaping of open meetings, any portion of a meeting may be closed provided certain requirements are met. Lastly, we will discuss emergency meetings, telephone quorums, quorums and suggestions for video and tape recording of board meetings.



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