Robert’s Rules: Did Robert Intend They Be Used At Board Meetings?

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Who is Robert and why do we care about him anyway? His full name was Henry Robert and he was an engineering officer with the U.S. Army. In 1863, Robert discovered the hard way (use your imagination here) that trusting a large assembly to behave and properly conduct itself duringGo to Resource

What Does CCIOA Require for Association Meetings that Your Community is Not Doing?

It is not uncommon for board members or managers of common interest communities to find themselves so focused on the current matters facing their communities that the bigger picture issues fall by the wayside. As most of our readers are keenly aware, the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) is the primary governing statutory schemeGo to Resource

Reflections from an HOA Meeting

By:  David A. Firmin, Esq. When I arrived home after a 4.5-hour annual meeting of the owners this week, I sat and reflected over the last ten years and how these meetings have changed.  On average, I attend 1.5 meetings a week—or about 75 meetings a year.  Some are meetings of the owners, and someGo to Resource

But Nobody Wants to Serve…

By:  David A. Firmin, Esq. Nobody has ever said that serving on the board of directors of a homeowners association was easy.  Board members volunteer their time to give back to the community in which they live.  In many cases, the board members are required to make difficult decisions to raise assessments, prioritize or postponeGo to Resource