Community Connect Chats

Craving some special attention from a Community Association Legal Team… A team that will help you face the challenges of Community Associations today?  Consider your craving satisfied! Our Community Connect Chats are the next generation of our popular Fireside Chats which originated in 2010!  Community Connect Chats are complimentary, small group meetings covering a wide variety of community association topics.  Each month, we will be featuring all new one-hour classes (except for the Board Certification classes and Legal Updates) presented by our legal team complete with a complimentary delectable buffet (evening classes feature a glass of wine), ample time for questions and answers, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a certificate suitable for framing.  These classes will be hosted at our Maitland and Melbourne offices featuring free parking and are available for 1-2 CEUs for managers. 

Don’t miss out!  Sign up when you get the invitation because there is very limited seating since this is a small group setting.

2017 Seminars


Official/State-Approved Board Certification Classes

HOA Board Member Certification Speaker: Attorney Jennifer Davis

COA Board Member Certification Speaker: Partner Brian Hess

In recent years, the Florida Legislature has passed legislation mandating that certain Community Association Board Members take a Board Member Certification Class within ninety (90) days of their election to the Board of Directors. We are offering separate Board Certification classes for Homeowner Associations and Condominiums/Co-Ops. The classes will cover: Board Members Responsibilities & Elections - including, but not limited to, such sub-topics as Fiduciary Duty, Budgets, Financial Reporting, & Insurance Requirements, Official Records, Meetings, & Collections; and Budgets & Reserves - including, but not limited to, Budget Meetings, Waiving Reserves, Annual Revenues, Financial Statements, and Audits.

This class is offered for 2 CEUs for CAMs – Elective Category

HOA - Course Number 9627532
COA - Course Number 9627536 



Snooze? You Lose!

Speaker: Senior & Founding Partner Neal McCulloh

This seminar covers timely, consistent and uniform enforcement. Learn about enforcement, preserving property values, curtailing unnecessary attorney’s fees and how to preserve Association, Board and Management credibility.

This class is offered for 1 CEU for CAMs – Human Resources/Operation/Elective Category (Course Number 9628553)



Friendly?  Really?  How Friendly is Florida Friendly Landscape?

Speaker: Partner Russ Klemm

‘Florida Friendly Landscape’ is now the Law for all Florida communities.  This law covers how your Association must comply with the Florida Statutes.  Part of compliance includes what is the right plant in the right place and how to enforce our covenants and restrictions with this Statute.  Join us and learn about solutions to these challenges.

This class is offered for 1 CEU for CAMs – Human Resources/Operation/Elective Category (Course Number 9628567)



Doing it Right!

Speaker: Attorney Jennifer Davis

Learn how to analyze the conditions preceding a lien foreclosure lawsuit, and how to satisfy those conditions in compliance with both Florida statute and the FDCPA.  We will be discussing the requirements of a notice of intent to lien, claim of lien, and the notice of intent to foreclose; as well as examining common errors and mistakes on these very documents.

This class is offered for 1 CEU for CAMs – Elective Category



Selecting and Working More Effectively with Managers

Speakers: Director of Public Relations Arlene Ring

Is your Association considering hiring a manager, but need help?  Do you know the right questions to ask?  Are you comparing apples to oranges during the selection process?  This 1.5 hour course will assist you in the selecting and hiring phase of your search.  The second part will cover how to work more effectively with your manager and what they can or cannot do for your Association.  Partnering with our Director of Public Relations, Arlene Ring, will be Van Moore of Advanced Property Management at our Maitland chat.  At our Melbourne Chat, Frayda Morris of Central Association Management will be joining Arlene.  These Managers do not service the county they are speaking at.  Also featured will be Brian Hess, Partner in our firm.

This class has been rescheduled to early 2018 to accommodate higher demand! 



No, They Didn’t?  The 2017 Legal Update

Speakers: Partner Brian Hess

What horrors did the Legislature rain down on community associations?  Or did they make association life easier?  The State Legislature has passed various bills that dramatically affect Community Associations if signed by the Governor. Get the update on all the laws in 2017 that affect community associations and their manager.  Learn what might be coming down the pike.

Note: This class is not being offered for Manager CEUs and is only for an informative purpose.



A Huge Thank You to our Community Connect Chat Partners

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Questions? We’ve got answers! Contact our Public Relations Team via email or phone – 407-875-2655, 321-751-3449 or 888-793-1486

Just another way that Clayton & McCulloh “Embraces Community.