On March 6th, 2015, Natalia Rivera was sworn in as one of 3 new Washington State Certified Court Interpreters by Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez. Out of 30+ applicants, only 3 new court interpreters were admitted as new Spanish interpreters. Each of the three newly appointed individuals come from and will serve a different Washington State county. Natalia will be serving us in King County, while the others will be serving Skagit and Grant counties.
On Saturday March 7, 2015, Attorneys Jennifer Hill and Peter Wilburn presented In the Interest of Full Disclosure at Tacoma Law Day, presented by the Washington State Community Association Institute at the Tacoma Convention Center. Ms. Hill and Mr. Wilburn’s presentation covered many of the ways Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations are statutorily obligated to share information with owners, mortgagees and potential purchasers. The topics included Reserve Studies and what is required to be included; Disclosures included in budgets and budget summaries; what is considered an Association Record, and the manner in which those records can and should be shared with owners and mortgagees; Public Offering Statements and Resale Certificates; and some of the risks Boards of Directors and Associations undertake with respect to disclosing (or not disclosing) this information. The presentation was well-received by participants made up of board members, Association managers and attorneys.
January 29, 2015 – Jorge Ramos, of HIP and President of South King County Bar Association, organized for the two Kent Regional Justice Center Family Law Court Commissioners to attend a luncheon at the Kent Commons. The event had over 45 attorneys in attendance to ask questions and gain valuable insight into exactly what the Commissioners are looking for when attorneys are presenting their cases.
Our Association Team Attorneys, Greg Cromwell, Jennifer Hill and Peter Wilburn are attending the Annual Community Association Institute Law Seminar January 27ththrough January 31st, 2015, in San Francisco, California. This event features attorneys and professionals from across the nation to share in the collective experience of Association law. It is an important part of our Association attorneys staying on the cutting edge of the latest updates, issues and law pertaining to Homeowners’ and Condominium Associations, to ensure we provide the best legal services for our Association clients.