This is the time of year that my family starts to see less and less of me.  I’m writing this column from a hotel room in Bradenton, Florida.  Tomorrow morning I have the honor of kicking off the L&L Condominium and HOA Expo by teaching our Condo Craze and HOAs Board Certification Course for both condominium and HOA directors.  The good folks at L&L have several other Expos this month that I will be teaching at as well:

October 14th, 2015 — 9am, at the Palm Beach Convention Center

October 21, 2015 — 9am, at the Tampa Bay Convention Center

October 29, 2015 — 9am, at the Miami Beach Convention Center

The team at L&L puts on a real nice event.  Many of you have attended their Expos and know that there are lots of vendors displaying their services, lots of educational courses, lunch is served and a good time is generally had by all.  To register for our board certification course at any of these venues, just go to

Association law is certainly unique in that it is the only area of the law that I know where the attorneys that practice in the area so often get to teach the community about the area of law they practice. It seems as if between L&L, the seminars that I put on throughout the state, and the other trade show events, there is so much available to board members and all owners in Florida community associations.  With so much available, it’s upsetting that there are still directors out there who shamelessly decide to get certified by signing that ridiculous affidavit, instead of attending a class that’s free for a few hours.

Take advantage of these events.  Go to the classes.  Meet with the instructors.  Ask questions.  Pick the brains of the various vendors.  Question management companies about their particular practices.  Speak to the representatives of the various law firms usually in attendance.  It really is a great opportunity.

For those of you who are already familiar with these events, tell us what you like and perhaps what you don’t like about them.   For those that will be attending the L&L events this month, I really look forward to meeting all of you.

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