October 14, 2015

Association Boards Should Get Their Legal Advice Straight from the Horse's Mouth*

The boards of some community associations that have property managers seldom or never communicate with their associations' attorneys directly.  This is hardly ideal.  The transmission of legal advice from attorney to client is performed most effectively when the client asks questions and receives the attorney's answers firsthand.  Nuance and complexity can be lost when legal advice is transmitted through agents.  Community association boards will obtain the best legal guidance if they play an active and direct role in the attorney-client relationship.

Washington appellate courts have been busily churning out opinions relevant to community associations recently, so more case law summaries are coming soon.

*Title inspired by the many good years I spent growing up in Texas.