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.

We are excited to announce our Fall class schedule! We look forward to seeing you there!

SEPTEMBER

Scottsdale Neighborhood College: 9/19- 1:00- 3:00 p.m.- Community Association Finances 101

This class will teach you all about strategic planning for your association including reserve studies, amending CCRs, analyzing finances, budget and how to accomplish the Board’s goals using the Eisenhower Method. This class also will discuss the steps and actions that board members can take to prevent theft and fraud of association funds. The class will end with a Q&A session.

Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

To register: CLICK HERE

OCTOBER

Scottsdale Neighborhood College: 10/7- 1:00- 3:00 p.m.- Everything About Pets! You have Questions…We have Answers!

This class will cover the following topics:
  • How to best handle barking dogs;
  • Liability for an association when there is a dog bite, dangerous dog breeds in your association, or some want to establish a dog run on common areas
  • How to create legal pet rules that work
  • How to best handle chickens, pot-bellied pigs and goats
  • Service Animals and Compliance with the Fair Housing Act
  • Using Doggie DNA to determine which dogs waste has not been cleaned up
  • Limits on number of pets and weight of pets


  • Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    To register: CLICK HERE

    Glendale HOA Academy: 10/8- 5:30- 7:00 p.m.- Turning Around a Dysfunctional Association

    Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. is often asked by community association boards what is the “secret sauce” for creating successful and productive boards. This class will teach attendees everything that a Board needs to know to have a strong and effective board. This class will provide tips and tricks to effectively run your board and everything you need to know when dealing with difficult people and harassment that you may encounter while serving on your board. Additionally, when the difficult situation turns to harassment we will discuss how to document and the steps to protect the person being harassed and the association.

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

    To register: Please contact the City of Glendale at 623.930.2044

    Glendale HOA Academy: 10/15- 5:30- 7:00 p.m.- HOA Communication & Social Media

    Associations who communicate early and often with their owners have the fewest problems. Technology is an important part of our day to day lives. There are increasingly more technological advances available to community associations. The Arizona legislature has included the use of technology into new state laws. Online voting, association websites, online payments and virtual meetings have been created to make information, communication and accessibility easier for the association membership and board of directors. This class will show Boards how to communicate with their owners and will discuss how associations can effectively use technology to run their associations.

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

    To register: Please contact the City of Glendale at 623.930.2044

    Glendale HOA Academy: 10/22- 5:30- 7:00 p.m.- Life Balance 101: Tips for Board Members on How to Survive Your Time on the Board

    Being on a Board is rewarding, but, it is also stressful. This class will give board members tools to manage stress and effectively handle negativity directed towards the Board and the Association. We will discuss what Boards should do if the news media contacts the Board regarding a problem in the Association. Finally, we will show class attendees how to prioritize Association tasks to accomplish goals.

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

    To register: Please contact the City of Glendale at 623.930.2044

    Glendale HOA Academy: 10/29- 5:30- 7:00 p.m.- Lets get along! Association Boards and Owners can work together!

    When you live in an association, you encounter many different personalities. This class will provide attendees with a free DISC personality assessment and will teach attendees how to better understand themselves and others so that everyone can get along and work together.

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

    To register: Please contact the City of Glendale at 623.930.2044

    NOVEMBER

    SW Valley HOA Summit: 11/5- 5:00- 6:30 p.m.- Troubleshooting Negative Reaction to Community Topics & How Owners and Boards can Implement Positive Changes in Your Community Association

    Is your Association’s Board thinking about implementing something controversial (a special assessment, mandatory repainting of homes or a large capital improvement project)? This class will address the best way for a board to troubleshoot possible negative reactions to controversial community topics. This class will teach you everything that a Board needs to know to have a strong and effective board.

    Location: Avondale City Hall- Mojave Room, 11465 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 84323

    To register: Please call 623.333.2701

    Surprise HOA Academy : 11/6- 6:00- 8:30 p.m.- Emerging Trends in the Community Association Industry

    Emerging Trends in the Community Association Industry:

    • Rental Property Issues (VRBO) • Prohibiting Sex Offenders from Living in Associations • Owners Requesting Electric Car Charging Stations • Transparency by Boards • Pet Issues • Increase in Number of Fair Housing Act Violation Cases and Preventative Measures • Technology in Associations • Changes in Demographics • Rise in Environmental Issues • Updating of Outdated Association Documents

    Location: Public Safety Building Auditorium, 14250 W. Statler Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374

    To register: please call Ruby Sitea at (623) 222-3242 or email Ruby.Sitea@surpriseaz.gov

    Mesa HOA Academy : 11/7- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.- Fair Housing & Pet Issues

    Do you understand the terms reasonable modification and reasonable accommodation? The board of directors should! This class will provide you with a clear understanding of the association’s requirements with regard to the Federal Fair Housing Act and other federal laws. Additionally, we will cover the importance of reviewing governing documents for possible amendments needed to ensure that the association is in compliance with state and federal laws. This class will also cover how to best handle barking dogs, the liability for an association when there is an accident that involves a dog, how to create legal pet rules that work, service animals and how to handle chickens, pot-bellied pigs and goats.

    Location: Dobson Ranch HOA (La Casita)- 2719 E. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202

    To register: CLICK HERE