Community association boards and management committees should appoint 1 to 2 individual board members that are authorized to speak with their attorney. This should be communicated to the attorney so she/he knows who is authorized to incur HOA legal costs.
These authorized individuals will have the duty of contacting the HOAs attorney if the board decides they need legal help, advice, or if they simply have a question regarding their governing documents. The attorney representing the association, should be aware of who the authorized individuals are.
By following this simple practice, community associations will save on attorney fees and will also save their attorney from doing the same project multiple times. Board members should communicate frequently and tell their fellow authorized board members what needs to be communicated to the attorney.
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