College of Community Association Lawyers

Community associations depend on their governing documents to provide a legal framework for operations. These documents come in many forms and help define the rules, rights, and obligations between an association and its members to help protect the community and promote harmonious living.

Guiding Principles for Community Association Governing Documents: A Resource for Lawyers, developed by CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), will help attorneys draft these documents for new and currently developing communities.

This 25-section resource also can be useful when community association board members and managers begin considering amending or restating existing governing documents.