MULCAHY LAW FIRM, P.C. provides classes and seminars for both board members and managers (free of charge) to ensure that they obtain and develop essential skills, develop a knowledge base and stay current with cutting edge information about community associations. Our educational programs will help association members, directors and community managers understand their legal duties and responsibilities allowing for the potential to prevent and minimize legal problems altogether.

Thank you for participating in Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.ís many legal seminars during 2017. We are pleased to announce that our firm provided free legal training to over 2,500 board members, managers and owners in 2017 alone! We are excited to announce our 2018 Spring Community Association Class schedule. We hope to see you there!


Tempe HOA Academy: 3/20- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.- How to be more inclusive and effectively work with rental properties in community associations

Arizona law has been implemented regarding prohibition of rentals. This class will cover a discussion of Arizona law, rental restrictions, necessary requirements for renting, grandfather clauses, how to monitor rentals and renterís liability. Class attendees will also learn about City of Tempe programs, including landscaping maintenance and decomposed granite installation services, and be provided information about common violations community association residents encounter.

Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern, Tempe, AZ 85282

To R.S.V.P., please visit their website at or email at (Include your name, name of HOA and email address).

Glendale HOA Academy: 3/20- 5:00- 6:30 p.m.- Financial Best Practices for Community Associations

Calling all board members who want to better understand Association finances! The class will discuss the budget process, preparation of the budget and how to handle deviations in the budget. Second, this class will give the 4-1-1 on how to read and understand an associationís financial statement. Finally, this class will also identify steps and actions that board members can take to prevent theft and fraud of association funds including what misappropriation of funds looks like, what are perceived opportunities, warning signs, working with the management company and a list of accounting and financial controls that the association should have in place.

Glendale Adult Center- 5970 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

For more information or to register, call 623-930-2820 or go to

Class code 474099-08

Chandler HOA Academy: 3/29- 12:30- 2:30 p.m.- Community Association 101: An Overview of Community Associations in Arizona AND Free Legal Q & A This class will define the characteristics and types of community associations, the governing documents and laws that pertain to community associations, organizational structure and rights and responsibilities of the board of directors and homeowners. This class is also a great opportunity to bring your community association questions as all participant questions will be answered during a Q and A session for FREE by an experienced HOA lawyer.

City Hall or Online WebEx- 175 S. Arizona Ave., 2nd floor, HR Training Room B, Chandler, AZ 85225

To register for this class, please email the City of Chandler-


Phoenix HOA Academy: 4/4- 5:00- 6:30 p.m.- Community Association Dispute Resolution 101 and Q&A Does your board or do your owners know how to effectively negotiate when a dispute arises in your association? This class will give board members and owners effective tools to negotiate disputes! If negotiation efforts fail, what other legal remedies do owners and associations have to help resolve disputes? This class will define and show how to effectively use mediation, arbitration, administrative law proceedings and litigation to resolve disputes in your association.

Location- tbd

To R.S.V.P., please contact Yvonne Barron with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. at

Chandler HOA Academy: 4/12- 12:30- 2:30 p.m.- Board Member and Future Board Member Boot Camp: Everything you Need to Know to Effectively Manage and Govern Your Association! And, Let's Set Some Goals for Our Community and Make them Happen! Participants will learn what boards should do to assure that the association's business is conducted in an efficient, legal and professional manner. Boards sometimes feel frustrated because they can't get anything done. This class will show your board how to set goals for your community and implement an action plan to make those goals a reality!

City Hall or Online WebEx- 175 S. Arizona Ave., 2nd floor, HR Training Room B, Chandler, AZ 85225

For more information or to register for this class, please email the City of Chandler-

Chandler HOA Academy: 4/19- 12:30- 2:30 p.m.- Board and Owners: How Can We Get Along to Move Along? Understanding Yourself and Others Sometimes personality conflicts get in the way of things getting done within a community association. This class will show board members and owners how everyone can coexist peacefully and get along so an association can be hassle-free and productive. Participants will get a free DISC personality test on themselves as part of the class. Together the class will discuss the different personality types, how to understand your personality strengths and weaknesses and how to work together with other personality types. This class is a must if you want to learn more about yourself and how to effectively work with other board members and owners.

Chandler Downtown Library- 22 S. Delaware St., 2nd floor, Copper Room South, Chandler, AZ 85225

To register for this class, please email the City of Chandler-


Mesa HOA Academy: 5/8- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.- Is Your Association in Good Health?; Secrets to Successful Associations

All boards should review the health of their association periodically. One step of that process should include a review of the associationís documents. All attendees will receive a check list of documents to assist the association in organization. This class will also teach you the tools you need to run a successful association.

Public Safety Facility at 3260 N 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215

To R.S.V.P., please visit their website here:

Phoenix HOA Academy: 5/8- 5:00- 6:30 p.m.- How to deal with the media? This class will cover what an association should do when contacted by the media regarding a challenging homeowner or situation within the association? We will give you tips on how to best handle this sticky situation!

Location- tbd

To R.S.V.P., please contact Yvonne Barron with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. at

Peoria HOA Academy: 5/10- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Development & Community Services Building- 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345

To R.S.V.P., please contact Jaime Gonzalez at (623) 773-5140 or


SW Valley HOA Academy: 6/5- 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Avondale City Hall- 11465 W Civic Center Drive-Mojave Room, Avondale, AZ 85323

To R.S.V.P., please contact Yvonne Barron with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. at