Law Day

Law Day: Legal Education For Homeowners & Managers

Law Day is an educational event & trade show for Homeowner & Manager Members. Features legal-topic workshops taught by attorneys experienced in condominium & HOA laws in WA State.

Education Event

= Up To Three (3) Credit Hours
Manager members may earn up to 3 clock hours of continuing education by attending Law Day.

Net proceeds benefit WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC)Law Day is the largest annual fundraiser for the LAC. Your contribution is critical in helping WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) fulfill their advocacy mission! 


Member Homeowners & Managers:
$35 (thru 4/8)
$45 (thru 4/15)
$55 (thru 4/26)
$75 (after 4/26)

Non-Member Homeowners & Managers:
$59 (thru 4/8)
$69 (thru 4/15)
$79 (thru 4/26)
$99 (after 4/26)


Member Business Partners

$95 (thru 4/8)
$105 (thru 4/15)
$115 (thru 4/26)
$135 (after 4/26)

Non-Member Business Partners

$159 (thru 4/8)
$179 (thru 4/15)
$199 (thru 4/26)
$229 (after 4/26)

Thank You To Our Program Sponsors!

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Superior Cleaning & Restoration - A COIT Service Company - Logo

Law Day Schedule:

Lynnwood Convention Center | 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

 Registration / Exhibit Hall / Continental Breakfast / Silent Auction Opens
Thank You To Our Law Day Continental Breakfast Sponsors:
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Charter Construction
Rafel Law Group
Rain City Paving

8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Choose 1)

Non-Profit Corporations Act RCW 24.03A: A discussion of what community associations need to know about this new law

Join the attorneys of Barker Martin to learn about the new Washington Non-profit Corporations Act (“Non-profit Act”) codified at RCW 24.03A. As of January 1, 2022, the new Non-profit Act incorporates changes covering a number of topics, including but not limited to, electronic notices and procedures, actions taken by a non-profit corporation without a meeting, governance of officers and directors, board notices, meetings, and voting, actions taken by a board without a meeting, and member inspection of an association’s books and records. This presentation will include a discussion on the following topics:

  • A discussion of the changes in this new law, including the topics mentioned above.
  • Applying the new law in combination with the Washington Horizontal Property Regimes
  • Act (the Old Act or RCW 64.32), the Washington Condominium Act (the Condo Act or
  • RCW 64.34), the Washington Homeowners Association Act (the HOA Act or RCW 64.38), and the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA or RCW 64.90).
  • Navigating conflicts between the Non-profit Act and the applicable community association statute RCW 64.32, 64.34, 64.38, or 64.90.
  • Navigating conflicts between the Non-profit Act and the Association’s governing documents.

Come join us to learn about this new law and its impact on your association!


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Dean Martin, Esq.
Partner - Barker Martin, P.S.
Lauren Olson, Esq.
Associate Attorney - Barker Martin, P.S.

Bias in Our Communities: Strategies for Recognizing, Managing, and Eliminating Bias

We all have biases, but some are more harmful than others. We will discuss ways to recognize explicit and implicit bias, including some surprising and damaging ways it shows up in our communities and our lives. We will examine how bias in the way we govern our communities can lead to discrimination, which in turn can result in fair housing agency actions and civil suits against our associations and boards. Finally, we will learn some strategies for recognizing, managing, and eliminating bias from our day-to-day operations and interactions with others.


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Valerie Oman, Esq.
Partner Attorney - Condominium Law Group

Your Claim is Not Covered—Or is it? Property Insurance Myths and Misunderstandings

Marlyn Hawkins with Barker Martin, P.S. and Steve Weidenbach with American Family Insurance will demystify property insurance coverage for your community and talk about some trends leaving some communities without the coverage they thought they had. This presentation will focus on common interest community property insurance, including required coverage, optional coverage, and the procedures for making sure your community gets the insurance benefits it pays for.

The presentation is designed to walk the attendees through the process of property claims from the “occurrence” of the leak or other damage, to repair and will cover the following:

  • What coverage is required by statute?
  • How do you know if you have the right coverage?
  • What optional coverage is available?
  • What are “betterments and improvements”?
  • When does the HOA’s Insurance pay versus the Owner’s insurance?
  • Procedures for addressing property damage – covered or not
  • Why getting a denial may NOT be the end of the story
  • Owner chargebacks & procedures
  • Getting a denial of the claim – is it over?

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Marlyn Hawkins, Esq.
Partner - Barker Martin, P.S.
Steve Weidenbach, CIRMS
Agency Owner - American Family Insurance

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

 Exhibit Hall / Coffee Break / Silent Auction

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Mock Mediation

Mediation: Let’s Talk About Underlying Interests

What is an underlying interest and what does it have to do with mediation? Mediators are always attempting to see past the obvious dispute to identify what are termed “interests.” Interests are generally identified by asking “why is that person taking that position” or “what need is that person trying to meet.” Our interests underlie our positions and may or may not be obvious to us or other people.

Oftentimes, success in mediation requires identifying the underlying interest that a participant needs met in order to reach agreement. The mock mediation in this session focuses on how interests often present themselves to mediators and demonstrates the importance of using a participant’s interest to ensure they feel heard and are able to reach agreement.


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Allison Peryea, Esq.
Attorney Shareholder - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Mary B. Reiten, Esq.
Senior Attorney - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch & Legislative Update in Exhibit Hall
Thank You To Our Law Day Lunch Sponsors:
HUB International NW
Morris Management, Inc., AAMC
Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Choose 1)

Legal Panel: Ask a Legal Expert


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Tony Rafel, Esq., CCAL
Managing Partner - Rafel Law Group, PLLC
Theresa Torgesen, Esq.
Attorney - Sage Community Law
Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Owner - Candor
Jennifer Hill, Esq.
Founder & Owner - Rosehill Law, PLLC
Greg Coxey, Esq.
Partner - Vial Fotheringham LLP
Chelsea Webster, CMCA, PCAM
Senior Community Manager - Trestle Community Management


Changes on the Horizon for Associations

The 2022 Legislative Session was packed with legislation addressing increased density in association neighborhoods, whether by removing prohibitions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or allowing for redevelopment of a single-family lot with multi-family housing up to a 6-plex. In addition, there is now a clearly defined process for associations to follow regarding electric vehicle charging stations. Attend this session to see how your community will be affected by these pieces of complex legislation and don’t worry, we will keep it entertaining!


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Hilary Bublitz, CMCA, AMS
Association Director - Mill Creek Community Association
Krystelle Purkey
WSCAI Lobbyist - Legislative Action Committee
Michael D. Brandt, Esq.
Principal - Brandt Law Group

Collections: What can the Association do to recover unpaid amounts?

Community associations are now legally required to follow additional steps when collecting delinquent assessments because of changes to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and the RCWs governing community associations.

This presentation will cover these recent legislative changes and the steps required before an Association may commence an assessment lien foreclosure action. We will provide a basic overview of the foreclosure process, both judicial and non-judicial, and we will discuss post-judgment collection rights and options.

Several collection related topics that will be discussed in this presentation include actions an Association can take to collect delinquent assessments, what to say or not say to a delinquent owner, the stages involved in the collection process from pre-turnover to post-judgment recovery, what Association attorneys do when an account is turned over for collection, and how a bankruptcy filing impacts collections.


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Amy E. Meharry, Esq.
Attorney at Law - Laurel Law Group, PLLC
J. David Huhs, Esq.
Attorney at Law - Laurel Law Group, PLLC

2:15– 3:15 p.m.

Reception & Closing of Silent Auction
Thank You To Our Law Day Reception Sponsors:
Association Reserves WA

Law Day Exhibitors

Accurate Reserve Professionals
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Alliance Association Bank
American Family Insurance – Steve Weidenbach Agency
Avid Landscape Management, LLC
Barker Martin
Charter Construction
Columbia Bank
Condominium Law Group, PLLC
First Century Bank
First Citizens Bank
Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing
HUB International NW
J2 Building Consultants
Kent Engineering
McBride Construction
Morris Management, Inc., AAMC
Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
NLS/Signature Landscape Services
Northwest Bank
Pacific Landscape Maintenance
Pacific Premier Bank – Community Association Banking
Pacific Western Bank
Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Pody & McDonald
RW Anderson Services
ServPro Of Seattle Northwest
Stein, Sudweeks & Stein PLLC
Summit Bank
Vial Fotheringham LLP

Law Day Online Registration:

Law Day Registration Is Now Closed.