NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW SEMINAR & EXPO
FEBRUARY 5-7, 2020 . SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
Join California’s best and brightest for this star-studded event!
This two-day seminar (and pre-seminar ethics course* offered the day before) will give you up-to-the-minute legislative
information from California legal experts.
This two-day seminar offers up-to-the minute legislative information from California legal experts.
Expand your professional network and discover innovative products and services that help you stay competitive in the current business climate. You’ll find engaging learning experiences in a variety of formats, encounter diverse perspectives and explore new ways to guide and manage your associations.
Build Your Career
The strategies you’ll learn at the CACM Law Seminar will enhance your professional skills and help you to successfully guide your communities.
Lead With Confidence
Our 16 breakout sessions will provide you with innovative tools and resources you need to lead your communities in the future.
Grow Your Knowledge
You’ll hear a lot of wisdom from the presenting speakers. Each of them will share actionable tools and insights you can take back to the office.
Expand Your Professional Network
More than 1,000 managers and industry partners will be in attendance for the same reasons: to reconnect with current colleagues, to establish new business relationships and to move forward on their career path.
Earn Up To 12 CEUs
Attend the Law Seminar & Expo and receive 8 CEUs for recertification. Take one of our three pre-seminar Ethics courses and earn an additional 4 CEUs.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pre-Seminar Ethics Courses
CCM130 Foundational Ethics Course
LDR500 Advanced Ethics: Leadership & Decision Making (Prerequisite applies)
LDR550 Ethics Mastery Course (Prerequisite applies)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM CEO Welcome & CACM Annual Meeting
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote Presentation
Unstoppable: Community Manager Mastery
Featured Speaker: Twitchy (aka Stuart Ellis-Myers)
Sponsored by The Miller Law Firm
9:45 AM – 11:45 AM Exhibit Hall Open
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM New California Case Law Part 1 (Lunch Served)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open (Dessert Served)
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
If This, Then That Employment
Barefoot in the Clubhouse Use of Clubhouse & Common Areas
The Sound of Sirens Responding to Criminal Activity
How to Succeed in Management Without Really Trying New Manager Strategies
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
Stop Misbehavin’ Dealing With Harassment
The Book of Records Record Keeping Made Easy
CACM Mental Health, Mental Wealth starring Twitchy
Moving Out The Manager/Builder Relationship
7:45 PM Vision Award Nominee VIP Reception
8:15 PM Doors Open for Champagne Reception
8:45 PM Vision Award Show
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM After Party
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM CCAM Oath Ceremony, MCAM & CAFM Recognition
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
Legally Bound Current Stratutory Laws
tick, tick… DISASTER Emergency Preparedness
News Effective Communication
The Active Shooter & Your Community
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM New California Case Law Part 2 (Lunch Served)
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
Once Upon A Project Project Management
Phantom of the Board Successful Board Interactions
Sunday Trying to Park With George Parking Strategies for HOAs
Knotty Boots Avoiding Legal Liability
3:30 PM Sign-Out (required to earn 8 CEUs)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Pre-Seminar Ethics Courses
- CCM130 Foundational Ethics Course
- LDR500 Advanced Ethics: Leadership & Decision Making (Prerequisite applies)
- LDR550 Ethics Mastery Course (Prerequisite applies)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM – CEO Welcome & CACM Annual Meeting
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM – Keynote Presentation
- Unstoppable: Community Manager Mastery
- Featured Speaker: Twitchy (aka Stuart Ellis-Myers)
- Sponsored by The Miller Law Firm
9:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Exhibit Hall Open
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – New California Case Law Part 1 (Lunch Served)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Exhibit Hall Open (Dessert Served)
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Concurrent Sessions
- If This, Then That Employment
- Barefoot in the Clubhouse Use of Clubhouse & Common Areas
- The Sound of Sirens Responding to Criminal Activity
- How to Succeed in Management Without Really Trying New Manager Strategies
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM – Break
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions
- Stop Misbehavin’ Dealing With Harassment
- The Book of Records Record Keeping Made Easy
- CACM Mental Health, Mental Wealth starring Twitchy
- Moving Out The Manager/Builder Relationship
7:45 PM – Vision Award Nominee VIP Reception
8:15 PM – Doors Open for Champagne Reception
8:45 PM – Vision Award Show
9:30 PM – 12:00 PM – After Party
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM – Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – CCAM Oath Ceremony, MCAM & CAFM Recognition
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM – Concurrent Sessions
- Legally Bound Current Stratutory Laws
- tick, tick… DISASTER Emergency Preparedness
- News Effective Communication
- The Active Shooter & Your Community
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Exhibit Hall Open
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – New California Case Law Part 2 (Lunch Served)
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Break
2:15 AM – 3:30 AM – Concurrent Sessions
- Once Upon A Project Project Management
- Phantom of the Board Successful Board Interactions
- Sunday Trying to Park With George Parking Strategies for HOAs
- Knotty Boots Avoiding Legal Liability
3:30 PM – Sign-Out (required to earn 8 CEUs)
IF THIS, THEN THAT
The court has embraced a standard presuming that all workers are employees instead of contractors. The burden of proof has been defined by the newly-adopted “ABC test.” Explore real-world scenarios that the community manager may encounter and learn how to best educate your boards regarding the impact this has on their decision-making.
BAREFOOT IN THE CLUBHOUSE
USE OF THE CLUBHOUSE & COMMON AREAS
With community amenities come the need for policies regarding their use and liability protection for the association. Enhance your understanding of the three types of licenses required, the implications for a separate-entity clubhouse and what the association should consider when making decisions regarding clubhouse and common area usage.
THE SOUND OF SIRENS
RESPONDING TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
Criminal incidents are sure to occur. In this session, come away with an understanding of what the association’s standard of care is, learn to know when to step away from the situation and what are pro-active measures that can be taken to ensure public safety. With this knowledge you will be able to educate your boards on what their responsibilities are.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
NEW MANAGER STRATEGIES
Become familiar with strategies that will ensure a successful first year in the field. From fiduciary duties and legal requirements to best practices and advice, this session is designed specifically for those members new to the community management industry and will be led by experienced managers and legal experts.
DEALING WITH HARASSMENT
The actions of the board in addressing issues of harassment can have either positive or negative consequences. In this session, become better acquainted with the board’s role in creating a community that does not tolerate harassment of any kind, when to involve an attorney and how violations to implemented policies should be addressed.
THE BOOK OF RECORDS
RECORD KEEPING MADE EASY
One of the many responsibilities of a community manager is that of keeping and maintaining records. In this session, explore what type of records you need to keep and for how long. Learn how to determine what to include when asked to take meeting minutes, appropriate preservation of documentation and what to do when asked to provide documentation that you may or may not have at your disposal.
CACM MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL WEALTH
A life changing ‘live’ therapy demonstration experience led by Twitchy. Warning! This is not a passively presented information session. 60% of us are either experiencing or observing heightened levels of on the job mental health issues. Get ready to experience a life-saving relaxation technique that reveals your own innate pathway to increased mental health mastery.
THE MANAGER/BUILDER RELATIONSHIP
Navigating the roles of the developer, board members and homeowners before, during and after the SB 800 process is no easy task. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of what the SB 800 process is and how you as a manager can secure non-adversarial relationships among key stakeholders throughout the process.
CURRENT STATUTORY LAWS
Dive into California law that is already in place. In this interactive session, learn what is included in the new balcony inspection bill (SB-326), the Asbestos Removal/Building Demolition Rule 1403, how SB 969 amends the provisions in the Health and Safety Code 19891/19892 and other changes to high impact California laws.
Ensuring your homeowners are prepared for natural disasters, even if it only happens for natural disasters, even if it only happens once, is critical when working with associations in the state of California. Become familiar with the many considerations that must be addressed in developing an effective emergency preparedness plan.
The medium is the message, and in in 2020 that means embracing social media and network news coverage. In this session, focus on elevating your professionalism as a community manager as you tap into the power of the many communication platforms that are now available.
THE ACTIVE SHOOTER & YOUR COMMUNITY
We are living in an increasingly violent world, where devastating acts of mass violence are becoming ever more common place. Learn how to recognize the signs before, survive during, and how to recover and reunify after. A police officer turned educator and entrepreneur, Sir Adam Coughran takes his years of street level experience and couples them with his academic background creating an uncommon blend of knowledge you’ll find captivating and valuable.
ONCE UPON A PROJECT
Understanding the complexities of project management is critical to the community manager’s success. There are so many things to consider as the manager move the project from a “great idea” through project development to the successful project completion. Each phase will be addressed, providing you with an enhanced understanding of your responsibility throughout this process.
PHANTOM OF THE BOARD
SUCCESSFUL BOARD INTERACTIONS
One challenge managers face is working with boards who do not “stay in their own lane.” In order for those boards to operate effectively, they need to shift from micromanagers to “Big Picture” thinkers. Walk away with strategies for educating your board on its role as defined by the policy governance model.
SUNDAY TRYING TO PARK WITH GEORGE
PARKING STRATEGIES FOR HOAS
Too few spaces and too many vehicles! It can be a recipe for disaster for any association. Dive into successful (and enforceable) parking policies, ensuring your association has made reasonable accommodations and identified the acceptable consequences to parking violations.
AVOIDING LEGAL LIABILITY
A community manager has big shoes to fill. You are often asked to provide advice and opinions that should be directed to legal counsel. What is a manager to do? Using real-life examples, learn what is an unauthorized practice of law, how to educate your board in an effort to avoid engaging in such practices and how to use the CC&Rs to support those limitations.
5101 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054
Single/Double – $349
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
Single/Double – $269
(Thursday & Friday)
Discounted rate valid through January 14, 2020 subject to availability and early sellout.
Valet Parking*: $12 (short term)
It’s easy to get to the Santa Clara Convention Center by plane, train or automobile.
San Jose International Airport – 5.4 miles
San Francisco International Airport – 31 miles
Oakland International Airport – 33.1 miles
ACE Commuter Service (800) 411-7245
Take the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train from the San Joaquin Valley, through the Tri-Valley ending in San Jose/Silicon Valley. Catch the stop in Santa Clara across from Levi Stadium just a block away from the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Amtrack’s station in Santa Clara is located just a few blocks away from the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Santa Clara stop is on the Capitol Corridor route with service to/from Sacramento with seven trains daily.
If you are driving, consider carpooling with colleagues. The more the merrier!
Event Photographer Sponsor
Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, PC
Event App Experience Sponsor
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
General Session Keynote Sponsor
The Miller Law Firm
Velocity Construction Services, Inc.
Vision Awards Welcome Champagne Sponsor
TARC Construction, Inc.
Vision Awards Entertainment Sponsor
Pacific Western Bank
Coffee / Refreshment Break Sponsor
Cross 2 Design Group
Law Seminar Scholarship Fund Sponsor
JK Electrical & Construction
MAXIMIZE YOUR PRESENCE AT THE LAW SEMINAR & EXPOS, CACM’S MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EVENTS OF THE YEAR.
More than 500 community managers come together for this two-day event providing them with up-to-the-minute legislative information from California legal experts and an exhibit hall packed with the latest offerings from industry service providers like you.