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Volatile Elections - The Aftermath

I don't know if you remember this, but there was an election recently that was rather volatile. With volatility comes uncertainty and unease and we are left to wonder where we should look for certainty and guidance. At the national level we must look to our country's foundational documents and laws including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws and the multitude of checks and balances inherent in the structure of our democracy. Those fundamental concepts or "governing documents," to use a term of art, form the core of our democracy. They provide our country with stability and allow our country to transfer power relatively peacefully, no matter how contested the election. read more

Washington's CA Day - Saturday, November 7, 2020

Washington Chapter of CAI is holding its annual CA Day on November 7, 2020. Like so many events this year, CA Day will be a virtual event! So, sleep in a little, put on something comfortable, and come learn from the comfort of your own home! The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with multiple different classes offered throughout the day on a wide range of topics. read more

Fireworks During a Pandemic

No, this article is not claiming that fireworks will scare off COVID-19, although that would be nice. Quite the opposite is occurring. COVID-19 is causing the cancellation of most of the large-scale firework shows we are so used to seeing on the Fourth of July. While that is not a direct concern for Association's, the fallout is. In the absence of big firework shows, many association residents may want to buy and set off their own fireworks. This year, more than ever, associations should think ahead and remind residents about local government and association restrictions on the use of fireworks. read more

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Contracts in the Age of COVID-19

Associations across the country continue to try to operate as best they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements, and the closure of non-essential business are having an enormous impact on the day-today operations of associations and may have a significant impact on existing and future association contracts. read more

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WCIOA Presentations!

For those that were not able to attend our recent presentations on the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA"), Barker Martin is offering to have our attorneys come to your management company and review the key aspects of this new and comprehensive "common interest community" statute that takes effect on July 1, 2018. read more

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