March 9, 2021

Who Selects and Communicates With the Association's or Community's Attorney?

Each board of a Washington state condominium association, homeowners association, or common interest community has the right to directly select and communicate with the association's or community's attorney. Each such board should consider exercising (rather than delegating) that right if it is not currently doing so. The attorney-client relationship is between the attorney and the association or community, and it is best promoted through direct communication between them. Such communication should be considered whenever one or more potential legal issues have been identified by a board member, a property manager, or an owner.