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.


SW Valley HOA Summit

Date: Tue, February 4, 2020

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

Location: Avondale City Hall, Sonoran Room- 11465 Civic Center Dr., Avondale, AZ 85323

Associations in Crisis:  Practical Advice for Associations with Problems and How to Have Strong Leadership in Community Associations  Calling all associations who need help and need it fast... Does your Association board have in-fighting between each other?  Do you have disgruntled owners in your association who make wild and untrue accusations against your board at meetings and on NextDoor?  Are you a homeowner who thinks your board isn’t following the law or running your association like a business?  Are you having trouble finding people to serve on your board?  Does your association have common areas falling into disrepair?  Does your association lack the funds necessary to pay monthly bills or to invest in capital improvements?  Are your association’s documents so outdated that they are difficult to understand or enforce?  Do your board meetings last too long?  Does your association have owners who aren’t paying assessments or violating association documents on a regular basis?  Every association has unique challenges.  This class will give advice regarding common association problems, show board members and owners how to work together, and create a successful and productive association.   A portion of the class will be reserved to answer questions for attendees about problems their associations. We will also discuss the many characteristics of a great community association leader.


Scottsdale Neighborhood College

Date: Thu, February 13, 2020

Hours: 1:00- 3:00 p.m.

Location: Kiva (Scottsdale City Council Chambers) 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Registration: Click here to register

Associations in Crisis:  Practical Advice for Associations with Problems-  Calling all associations who need help and need it fast... Does your Association board have in-fighting between each other?  Do you have disgruntled owners in your association who make wild and untrue accusations against your board at meetings and on NextDoor?  Are you a homeowner who thinks your board isn’t following the law or running your association like a business?  Are you having trouble finding people to serve on your board?  Does your association have common areas falling into disrepair?  Does your association lack the funds necessary to pay monthly bills or to invest in capital improvements?  Are your association’s documents so outdated that they are difficult to understand or enforce?  Do your board meetings last too long?  Does your association have owners who aren’t paying assessments or violating association documents on a regular basis?  Every association has unique challenges.  This class will give advice regarding common association problems, show board members and owners how to work together, and create a successful and productive association.   A portion of the class will be reserved to answer questions for attendees about problems their associations. 


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

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

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.


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

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

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)

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!  


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)

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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