Seminar Series

Seminars on Community Association Law and Governance

Educational Sessions.  In an effort to share the latest and most timely information regarding developments in community association law, the Firm holds its Legal Seminar Series at various locations in Virginia and D.C. throughout the year.  Seminars generally include updates on legislation and case law, as well as other ongoing topics such as covenants enforcement, fair housing, association governance, collections and community association practices.

Virginia CICB Training.  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 Cathleen Watkins,  CICB Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year.  The next Virginia CICB class for Virginia managers  will be scheduled in Spring 2019.    

2019 Legal Seminar Series

The Firm’s 2019 Seminar Series has been scheduled.  The dates and locations for the Seminars are listed below, along with the topics that will be taught during the 2019 sessions.  Seminars are free to all clients and guests of the Firm and include 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.  

The 2019 schedule is below.   Please note that the Roanoke location has been moved to the Colket Center at Roanoke College.

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

Date Check-In Time Area Served Venue

Spring Series



6:00 p.m.


Richmond (West End)


Richmond Marriott Short Pump

4240 Dominion Blvd. · Glen Allen, VA




6:30 p.m.


Fairfax I


Three Flint Hill Conference Center

3201 Jermantown Rd. · Fairfax, VA 




6:30 p.m.




Fredericksburg Expo Center

2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy – Fredericksburg, VA




6:30 p.m.


Fairfax II


Three Flint Hill Conference Center

3201 Jermantown Road · Fairfax, VA 


4-June (TBC)


6:30 p.m.




Frederick County Pub. Safety Bldg

1080 Coverstone Drive  · Winchester, VA


6-June 5:30 p.m.


Roanoke (new location)


Colket Center at Roanoke College

255 High Street ·  Salem, VA


12-June  6:00 p.m.




Independence Clubhouse

600 Founders Bridge Blvd. · Midlothian, VA




6:30 p.m.


Prince Wm/Gainesville


Heritage Hunt Clubhouse

6901 Arthur Hills Dr. · Gainesville, VA


19-June 6:00 p.m. Charlottesville Darden School of Business – UVA

100 Darden Blvd, Charlottesville, VA




6:30 p.m.


Reston Reston Association Headquarters

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive · Reston, VA




5:30 p.m.




W&M – Mason School of Business

101 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA

Fall Series

TBD 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 tablets or laptops to take notes.  We will provide a complimentary copy of our annual CWMEB Statute Book at all seminars. 

2019 Seminar Series – Topics

The following is a list of topics for our 2019 Seminar Series.  A Legislative Update is presented at each session. 

2019 Topics

1. Dealing with Difficult Owners

2. Handling New Technologies

3. Amending Your Governing Documents

4. Director Liability: What’s the Real Potential?

5. ESAs and HHEs: Fair Housing Update

6. Trends in Community Association Litigation

7. Practical Tips for Winning Collection Cases

8. Protect the Kitty: Internal Financial Controls

9. Use of  Technology for Notices/Voting

10. Top 10 Things All Directors & Managers Should Know

11. Case Law Trends From Around the Nation

12. Virginia Legislative Update









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