Education for your Community Association
A Seminar for Board Members, Community Association Managers, and Owners
WSCAI Saturday Seminar for Condos and HOAs
Saturday Seminars are offered four to six times per year. Each seminar is three hours long; full of timely information to assist owners and board members who reside in all forms of community associations – condominiums, homeowners associations (HOA) and cooperatives. Various topics are covered by industry professionals who are members of WSCAI and specialize in a segment of the industry.
Date & Time
Registration & Breakfast:
9 a.m. – Noon
100-112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
$35 thru 4/20; $45 thru 4/27; $55 after 4/27
$75 thru 4/20; $85 thru 4/27; $95 after 4/27
5/5/18 Seminar Topic
Service, Companion, and Emotional Support Animals
How Can Associations Tighten the Leash on Reasonable Accommodations Without Running Afowl of Fair Housing Laws?
The rise in requests for reasonable accommodations involving service, companion, and emotional support animals has left board members and managers with countless questions about how to prevent fraud and abuse by residents while avoiding discrimination claims. You will get the answers to those questions and plenty of practical advice that will help you stay out of trouble. Whether you’re dealing with peacocks, pigs, or Pit Bulls, learning to identify situations that could lead to discrimination claims and knowing how to avoid the pitfalls is the key to preventing claims. There will also be discussion about insurance coverage and what to expect if you become involved in a claim.
Theresa Torgesen, Esq.
Partner, Sound Legal Partners, PLLC
Theresa Torgesen, Partner at Sound Legal Partners, PLLC is an experienced attorney who has dedicated most of her career to representing condominium and homeowner associations as general counsel. She supports association managers and board members in their community leadership roles, assists them in identifying and addressing potential risks, and collaborates with them to develop practical solutions when problems arise. Theresa is passionate about education and advocacy and is an active volunteer for WSCAI. She is a frequent presenter of educational seminars and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the CAI Washington State Legislative Action Committee (LAC).
Associate Attorney, Hanis Irvine Prothero PLLC
Jennifer Hill is an associate attorney in the Community Associations department of Hanis Irvine Prothero PLLC. Since 2010, Jennifer’s practice has focused exclusively on representation of condominium and homeowner associations, assisting with both general counsel and assessment collection matters. In this issue, she discusses why, when and how Boards of Directors can use executive session to handle sensitive topics during regular Board meetings.