Seminar Series

Seminars on Community Association Law and Governance

Virginia – D.C. law firm providing education and training, including Va. manager CICB credits

The Firm’s legal seminars in Virginia and D.C. are complimentary for all clients and guests of the Firm.  These presentations are held throughout the year and include updates on legislation and case law, as well as other ongoing topics such as covenants enforcement, collections and community association practices.  The Firm is certified by the Virginia Common Interest Community Board to teach 4 hours of community manager license renewal training, which is open to managers and covers Common Interest Community Law (2 hrs) and Fair Housing (2 hrs). We schedule CICB sessions throughout the year.  If a management company is interested in scheduling a session for its managers, contact Diane Deckant,  CICB Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year.

The next Virginia CICB class for Virginia managers will be scheduled later in the fall.

2018 Legal Seminar Series

The 2018 Seminar Series has concluded.  The dates and locations for the Seminar sessions are listed below, and a similar schedule is anticipated for 2019.   Each Seminar includes a Legislative Update, plus four or five other topics.  The sessions will be approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board ( to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification.  

Topics for 2018 are listed below  

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Check-in time for each Seminar is below. Seminar begins 30 minutes after check-in.

Date Check-In Time Area Served Venue

Spring Series



6:30 p.m.


Fairfax I


Three Flint Hill Conference Center

3201 Jermantown Road · Fairfax, VA

Bd. Meetings, Insurance, Caselaw, Contract Disputes



6:00 p.m.


Richmond (West End)


Richmond Marriott Short Pump

4240 Dominion Boulevard · Glen Allen, VA 

Assn Mtngs, Trademark, Caselaw, GrabBag



6:30 p.m.


Prince Wm/Gainesville


Heritage Hunt Clubhouse

6901 Arthur Hills Dr. · Gainesville, VA 

Confidentiality, Insurance, Caselaw, GrabBag



6:30 p.m.


Fairfax II


Three Flint Hill Conference Center

3201 Jermantown Road · Fairfax, VA 

Bankruptcy, Parking, Confidentiality, Bd.Mtgs



6:30 p.m.





Frederick County Pub. Safety Bldg

1080 Coverstone Drive  · Winchester, VA

Assn Mtgs, Contract Disp., Top 10 Res., Caselaw

5-June 6:30 p.m.





Fredericksburg Expo Center

2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy – Fredericksburg, VA

Top 10 Resolutions, Bd.Mtgs, Caselaw, GrabBag

6-June  5:30 p.m.





Hotel Roanoke

110 Shenandoah Ave NW – Roanoke, VA

Contract Disp., Confidentiality, Assn Mtgs., GrabBag



6:30 p.m.




Reston Association Headquarters

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive · Reston, VA 

Assn Mtgs, Bankrupt., CaseLaw, Top 10 Resolution

14-June 6:00 p.m. Chesterfield Independence Clubhouse

600 Founders Bridge Blvd, Midlothian, VA

Bd. Mtgs., Top 10 Res., Insurance, GrabBag



6:00 p.m.




Hampton Roads


Chesapeake Conference Center

700 Conference Center Dr. Chesapeake, VA

Bankrupt., Caselaw, Assn Mtgs, GrabBag




5:30 p.m.




W&M – Mason School of Business

101 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA

Bankrupt., Caselaw, Assn Mtgs, GrabBag



6:00 p.m.




Darden School of Business – UVA

100 Darden Blvd, Charlottesville, VA

Caselaw, Top 10 Res., Contract Disp., Assn Mtgs

Fall Series

22-Sept (new) 9:30 a.m. Washington, DC Clyde’s of Gallery Place

707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC


TBD 10:00 a.m. Smith Mountain Lake Westlake Country Club

360 Chestnut Creek Dr., Hardy, VA

Registration information:   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. A week prior to the seminar, registrants will receive an email containing a link for downloading the seminar materials.  Guests are welcome to bring iPads or laptops to take notes.  We will provide a complimentary copy of our annual CWMEB Statute Book at all seminars. 

2018 Seminar Series – Topics

We will be posting a list of the locations at which each topic will be taught.  Legislative Update will be presented at each session.  “Grab Bag” consists of short versions of 3 topics not otherwise on the agenda for a given session.

2018 Topics

1. Insurance – “Hot Topics”

2. Bankruptcy – Understand the Basics

3. Contract Disputes & Strategies for Resolving Them

4. Confidentiality Issues: Avoid the Lapses

5. Board Meeting Procedures: Running a Tight Ship

6. Association Membership Meetings: How To Avoid the Iceberg

7. Protecting Your Brand and Reputation: Should the Assn Register Its Trademark?

8. Do We Need More Rules? Top Ten Board-Adopted Rules/Regs

9. Association Funding: Assessments & Beyond…

10. Tow, Tow, Tow Your Boat: Parking Enforcement

11. Case Law Trends From Around the Nation

12. Virginia Legislative Update

13. I’m Just a Bill: Overview of Virginia Legislative Process

14. DC Condominium Act amendments of 2017









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