For Immediate Release
From the Community Associations Institute
12/12/2013 – Falls Church , VA
Jim Slaughter, a partner in the North Carolina law firm of Law Firm Carolinas, has been elected president of CAI’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). He will assume office January 1, just prior to CAI’s 35th Annual Community Association Law Seminar in Las Vegas.
“Serving as president is a great honor given the respect I have for CCAL and its members,” said Slaughter. “In addition to being premiere community association lawyers, our members generously share their knowledge and expertise through articles, books and programs for homeowners, managers and other community association professionals.”
CCAL members also are actively involved in state and federal legislative activities and prepare CAI amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs on critical judicial cases that affect common-interest communities.
Slaughter has served on CCAL’s Board of Governors since 2010 and is a member of the North Carolina CAI chapter Board. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Parliamentarian, Professional Registered Parliamentarian and past president of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers. Slaughter is author of two books on association meeting procedure, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast Track and Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules, Fourth Edition.
Henry A. Goodman, a partner in Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC, in Dedham, Mass., and Steve S. Weil, a partner in Berding & Weil, LLP, in Walnut Creek, Calif., were elected to the CCAL Board. The 2014 CCAL board also includes:
- Scott B. Carpenter—Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC, in Tempe, Ariz. (2013 CCAL president)
- Kenneth E. Chadwick—Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, P.C., in Fairfax, Va.
- Lincoln W. Hobbs—Hobbs & Olson, L.C., in Salt Lake City, Utah
- Stephen M. Marcus—Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C., in Braintree, Mass.
Established in 1993 by the CAI Board of Trustees, CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working in the community association field. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.
The following 10 members to be inducted during CAI’s Community Association Law Seminar, Jan. 22-25 in Las Vegas.
- Amy H. Bray, Andersen—Tate & Carr, P.C., Duluth, Ga.
- Joseph Carleton, Jr.—Joseph Carleton Attorney at Law, Wells, Maine
- Kenneth S. Direktor—Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Darcy Mehling Good—Kaman & Cusimano, Cleveland, Ohio
- Marshal Granor, CMCA—Community Management Services Group, Horsham, Penn.
- Brian D. Moreno—Richardson Harman Ober, P.C., Pasadena, Calif.
- John D. Morris—Morris Sperry, Midvale, Utah
- Laurie S. Poole—Peters & Freedman, LLP, Encinitas, Calif.
- Scott J. Sandler—Perlstein, Sandler & McCracken, LLC, Farmington, Conn.
- Margaret Wangler—Fiore, Racobs & Powers, Palm Desert, Calif.
Of at least several thousand practicing HOA attorneys nationwide, only 134 have been admitted to the college.
With more than 32,500 members dedicated to building better communities, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa. CAI provides information, education and resources to community associations and the professionals who support them. CAI’s mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. Visit www.caionline.org or call (888) 224-4321.