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Brave New World: Technology, Social Media and Community Association Law

streamline procedures and improve client service. The discussion includes implementing a paperless office, client information web portals and document automation and management.

3:45–5 p.m.

$75 early registration by December 1 $90 registration after December 1

1–2:15 p.m. Community Association Lawyers and Technology: An Industry Survey

Clifford J. treese, cpcu, arm, cirms and william F. Hession, cmca, ams, pcam

CCAL has surveyed community association law practitioners to gauge how they are using technology in their practices. This session reviews the survey results and provides insight into how attor- neys and firms are interacting with clients and third- party vendors and enhancing their prof- itability. Gain a better understanding of the wide range of products and services available to you, exam- ine the evolving role of social media, compare your IT business practices with similar firms and share your most helpful technology tips with colleagues.

2:15–3:30 p.m.

It’s Not a Listserv World Anymore: Marketing in the Social Media Age

J. Roger wood, esq.; Amy H. Bray, esq.; Robert Denicholo, esq. and melissa m. garcia, esq.

Marketing is a competitive world, and those in need of legal services surf, tweet and post in search of an attorney. Today, a lawyer’s website may be the first and only chance to make a good impression. This session briefly explores ethical and profes- sional obligations in these techno- logical times, from client confidentiality to dealing with third parties. The ses- sion also features a panel discus- sion and Q&A with tweeters and posters in the HOA/condo practice area. Learn first- hand about new tools to better market legal services and how to avoid professional and ethical pitfalls.

5–7 p.m. Early Registration

Leveraging Technology in a Community Association Law Firm to Increase Productivity and Client Satisfaction

michael E. Chapnick, esq.


7–8 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

This session offers a practical discus- sion of how hardware, software and web-based and mobile technologies are being used in small to mid-sized community association law firms to

8–8:15 a.m. Welcome

8:15–9:30 a.m.

Opening General Session Case Law update: Part I

george E. nowack Jr., esq.* and wilbert washington II,esq.*

Join CCAL Dean George Nowack and CCAL member Will Washington as they kick off the seminar with an overview of significant cases that shaped commu- nity association law in 2010. In addition to reviewing individual cases and their compelling fact patterns, this session examines emerging trends in association jurisprudence.

9:30–10 a.m.

Legislative update: Part I J. David Ramsey, esq.*

Just as case law shapes the boundaries of community association law, so do the numerous statutes and acts passed by state legislatures. In 2008, more than 7,000 pieces of legislation were intro- duced that had the potential to impact the legal infrastructure of community associations. This overview examines important state developments, emerg- ing trends and some extreme examples of the ever-evolving statutory framework shaping associations.

10:15–11:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions

Hollywood in the Courtroom: using Affordable Animations and Simulations to Win Cases

Samuel J. mcnulty, esq.*; marshall Frost, pe, pp, rs and Brian Brill

In the age of the iPad, Myth Busters and Ken Burns PBS specials, jurors expect to be shown complex cases with anima- tions and simulations. Join an experi- enced animator, engineer and trial attor- ney to see the latest in demonstrative evidence techniques and to discuss their uses in the trial and mediation of com- plex construction defect cases.


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