The annual event explores current trends and best practices in community association law for attorneys, insurance and management professionals, and other industry leaders.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) are proud to announce that former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be the Wayne Hyatt Lecture Series keynote speaker at the 2019 Community Association Law Seminar, Jan. 23–26, at The Roosevelt New Orleans.

Voted America’s top turnaround mayor in 2016 for leading efforts on public health, infrastructure, and gun violence, Landrieu inherited a city crippled by Hurricane Katrina when he was first inaugurated in May 2010. He was able to secure billions in federal funding for schools, hospitals, parks, and critical infrastructure to help the Crescent City become one of the nation’s great comeback stories. During his second term as mayor, Landrieu was awarded the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for advocating and overseeing the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

In addition to highlights from his two terms as New Orleans’ mayor, Landrieu also will share with 2019 Law Seminar attendees his experiences as Louisiana’s 51st lieutenant governor from 2004 to 2010 and his many years as a lawyer and representative in the state’s legislature.

A one-of-a-kind gathering of attorneys, management professionals, and other industry leaders, CAI’s annual Law Seminar explores emerging trends and legislative issues important to the practice of community association law. Attendees can learn the latest developments on critical topics including the Fair Housing Act, case law analysis, priority liens, and industry ethics. Attendees also can earn qualified continuing education credits, pending their state’s approval.

Professional education is also offered, through the Insurance Masters Program, for community association insurance and risk management specialists (CIRMS). The program runs concurrently with the Law Seminar and is designed for experienced insurance professionals. The workshop is taught at a “masters” level by community association insurance experts.

Prior to Law Seminar, on Wed., Jan. 23, from 1—5 p.m., the conference will offer two optional half-day programs. Attendees can choose either the L:100—Essentials of Community Association Law (for attorneys only) or the Managing Partner Track. During the L:100 workshop, participants will experience an overview and case-law study of the legal basis of community associations’ rights and responsibilities as it relates to assessments, maintenance, policy, and restrictions. During the Managing Partner Track workshop, attendees receive instruction on best practices for running a successful community association law practice.?

Today, 70 million Americans live in nearly 345,000 common-interest communities, according to the 2017 National and State Statistical Review for Community Association Data. From city-sized, master-planned communities and multi-building condominium complexes to urban cooperatives and small homeowners associations built into small tracts of open suburban spaces, U.S. community associations collect $90 billion in assessments from homeowners to fund many essential obligations and services, such as utilities, security, insurance, landscaping, and capital improvement projects. The Community Association Law Seminar is the only conference designed exclusively for the legal and risk management professionals serving these communities.

“The Community Association Law Seminar is the national gathering for attorneys and insurance professionals who represent millions of Americans living in today’s community associations,” says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI chief executive officer. “CAI is proud to support CCAL’s continued commitment to advancing the knowledge and practice of community association law.”

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About Community Associations Institute 

Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 345,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial.

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