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Virtual Law Day

April 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Virtual Law Day - April 17, 2021

Legal Workshops for Board Members & Managers

Saturday, April 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Benefiting WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee

WSCAI’s Virtual Law Day

Legal Workshops for Board Members & Managers

Virtual Law Day is a half-day educational event for homeowners and board members living in common interest developments (CIDs) and managers who work in the industry. There will be multiple legal-topic workshops taught by experienced attorneys who understand the laws that affect condominiums and HOAs in Washington State. The event will also showcase many industry-related virtual exhibitors.

Net proceeds benefit WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC). Law Day is the largest annual fundraiser for the LAC. 

You can read more about CAI and our Chapter’s advocacy efforts here.

Support The LAC

Your contribution is critical in helping WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) fulfill their advocacy mission!

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When & Where

Saturday, April 17, 2021
8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Online Virtual Event
Link Will Be Sent Out To Registered Attendees


WSCAI Members

(Per Person)
$40 through 3/31*
$50 through 4/9
$75 after 4/9


(Per Person)
$59 through 3/31
$79 through 4/9
$99 after 4/9

*Special Offer*

WSCAI Members who register by March 31 will receive a $5 coffee card compliments of our sponsors!

Virtual Law Day Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

WSCAI Lounge Early-Bird Networking & Raffle Opens

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Live Welcome & Legislative Update
  • Live Welcome from Law Day Chair, Ali Ducich, Esq.
  • Legislative Update from WSCAI’s lobbyist, Krystelle Purkey, and LAC Chair Michael Brandt, Esq.

Alexis Ducich, Esq.
Leader, Collections Services Department - Barker Martin, P.S.
Krystelle Purkey
WSCAI Lobbyist - Legislative Action Committee
Michael D. Brandt, Esq.
Principal - Brandt Law Group

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors
Thank You Break Sponsors!

*Register by March 31 to receive $5 coffee card compliments of our sponsors!

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions A (Select One)
[1A] WSCAI Mediation: How to Save Time & Money & Improve Homeowner Relations

Litigation is not a welcome event for associations, and it can cost a lot of money and leave hard feelings, but what are the alternatives? One alternative is mediation.

Mediation is perfect for those of us living in community associations because, unlike cases where the parties never have to see each other again, we will have to interact with “that guy” again – after all, we are neighbors. This is one of the many reasons why WSCAI’s mediation program uses facilitative mediation.

Facilitative mediation is a conversation between two disputants, with a neutral mediator helping the parties to find a solution that both can live with – a win-win situation. At a fraction of the cost of any litigation, mediation is a great way to head off disputes at the pass, before they divide the community and cause major budget impacts.

Come learn about WSCAI’s facilitative mediation program and how it can help you help your association resolve disputes in a positive way. Learn from the panel of certified mediators:

  • How facilitative mediation works and what to expect from the process.
  • Why referring parties in dispute to the program may benefit you and your community.
  • When to turn to mediation or refer someone to the program and so much more!
Presented by:

Jo Flannery, Esq.
Attorney - Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
Mary B. Reiten, Esq.
Senior Attorney - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Tony Rafel, Esq., CCAL
Managing Partner - Rafel Law Group, PLLC
[1B] COVID-19: Where Are We Now?

COVID-19 has significantly changed the lives of Americans on many levels. Community associations have struggled to balance the interests of their membership with the interests of the association in developing policies that protect the health and safety of owners, while at the same time preserving property rights.

This presentation will cover the effects of Proclamation 20-51 on community associations, and how some of the changes introduced by the Proclamation may become permanent.

We will also discuss a number of other COVID-related topics, including: what to consider when deciding when to reopen common facilities, effectiveness of liability waivers when you do, insurance coverage for COVID-19 claims (so far virtually nonexistent), and the role of associations in encouraging owners to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

Finally, we will discuss how the lessons we have learned can be applied to other scenarios our communities may face in the future.

Presented by:

Valerie Oman, Esq.
Partner Attorney - Condominium Law Group
[1C] On-trend Insurance Issues for 2021

This presentation will discuss insurance trends affecting associations and their managers.

The presentation will give an overview of COVID-19 related insurance issues including but not limited to whether associations, management companies, and business partners can qualify for business interruption insurance coverage and whether the loss of use of property due to COVID-19 and related government shutdown orders is covered loss or damage under an association’s master policy. The presentation will explain pertinent time limitations in relation to making claims for COVID-19 related damages.

The presentation will also discuss insurance coverage issues for repair of aging buildings including but not limited to whether insurance can help provide funds for needed building envelope repairs.

Finally, the presentation will give an overview of loss assessment coverage under unit owners’ policies and discuss whether unit owners’ insurance policies can cover special assessments when the association’s master policy does not fully cover the claimed loss.

Presented by:

Daniel Stein, Esq.
Partner - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC
Justin D. Sudweeks, Esq.
Partner - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC
Tyler Weaver, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
President - Best Management Company

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions B (Select One)
[2A] The Joys of Noise (and Smells): Tackling Nuisance Complaints Between Neighbors

Noise and odors can be volatile issues between residents within a community association. Associations may wonder whether and to what extent it should (or must) get involved.

What steps should an association take to resolve these disputes? Is it possible for these issues to be measurable, and if so, how? What options are available for dispute resolution? How do fair housing issues come into play?

This presentation will examine how community associations can handle nuisance issues in communities.

Presented by:

Allison Peryea, Esq.
Attorney Shareholder - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
[2B] Tree, View, and Boundary Disputes: A Primer for Associations

Does the neighboring association’s tree shed excessive leaves onto the common area? Are its roots growing over into the parking area and damaging the paving? Is that tree an owner planted 10 years ago now blocking the view of several owners? What about that fence that an owner installed, does it trespass into the common area?

Trees, views, and boundaries are common fodder for disputes not only among homeowners but also many times involve the Association. Come learn about these common types of disputes, what they are and what the role of the Association is in resolving them.

Presented by:

Bennett Taylor, Esq.
Attorney Shareholder - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Mary B. Reiten, Esq.
Senior Attorney - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
[2C] Condominium Construction Defect Recovery Attorney Perspective

In recent years there has been an increase in the construction of new condominium buildings and an uptick in associations that are bringing actions for faulty construction. There has also been a change in the construction defect recovery laws.

Construction defect actions brought by associations created July 1, 2018 and after are governed by a new legal regime known as the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership (WUCIOA).

This presentation will provide an update on pertinent changes in the law surrounding construction defect actions for the associations that fall under WUCIOA.

This presentation will also give a general explanation of construction defect actions including how to identify whether an association may benefit from bringing construction defect actions; working with experts to bring these types of actions; complying with statutory limitations periods and the role of the board and association manager in pursing these types of actions.

Presented by:

Jens Johanson, GC, CBST, CMIA
Principal - J2 Building Consultants
Jerry H. Stein, Esq.
Managing Partner & Founder - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors & Meet The LAC

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Chapter Drawing Results
  • Presented by Law Day Chair, Ali Ducich, Esq.

Alexis Ducich, Esq.
Leader, Collections Services Department - Barker Martin, P.S.

Virtual Law Day Exhibitors

Accurate Reserve Professionals
Agynbyte LLC
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Alliance Association Bank
American Family Insurance – Steve Weidenbach Agency
Barker Martin
BluSky Restoration
CIT – Community Association Banking
Columbia Bank
Condominium Law Group, PLLC
FAST Water Heater Company
Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing
HUB International NW
J2 Building Consultants
Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
Pacific Premier Bank
Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
RW Anderson Services
ServPro Edmonds, Lynnwood, & Bellevue West
ServPro Of Seattle Northwest
Stein, Sudweeks & Stein PLLC
Superior Cleaning & Restoration
Vial Fotheringham LLP

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