The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues. The article was written by Jerry A. Jacobs, dean of the association legal community. Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook, is in the Fifth Edition. I first met Jerry at an ASAE legal workshop years ago and he is always responsive when I have a tough association legal question. The Association Law Handbook is a great reference tool.
I provide legal services to associations through my law firm, Law Offices of John H. Cox, PLLC. This year, Verto Solutions is creating a new entity, Verto Legal Solutions. The DC Bar requires that legal services be provided by an organization that only provides legal services and that’s why Verto will create this new company.
Jerry’s article includes basic director and officer duties and covers the most common sources of liability for associations and their directors.