COX Law Library - Continuing Education
Diapers In The Pool - Practical Approaches To Comply With Fair Housing for Brokers and HOAs
(3 elective CE credit hours)
Colorado Real Estate Commission Approval:# 7988This is not your typical Fair Housing course. Want to avoid legal jepardy and headline status on the news? The instructor Suzanne Leff is one of Colorado’s foremost attorneys for community associations. This presentation is chock full of down-to-earth information on how to handle difficult situations in community associations not often seen in text books, but experienced by Community Association Managers, landlords, brokers and their attorneys every day.
A wide variety of subjects are discussed, including reviewing accommodation requests for visible and not obvious disabilities, emotional support animals, fence-climbing autistic children, and medical marijuana. Attention is also given to avoiding intentional and unintentional violations of race as a protected class and the do’s and don’ts of restrictions on children and families who benefit from familial status protections. Special situations, like the obligations of an HOA in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes and harassment, are covered too in this very practical course for managers and brokers.
Following her presentation, Ms. Leff will be joined by real estate attorney Damian Cox for a question and answer session exploring unique aspects of this important topic specifically for HOAs, landlords, and brokers.
Please note that this class is for informational purposes, it is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
No text is required for this course.
Instructor - Suzanne M. Leff
Suzanne Leff is a partner at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP. She provides general counsel to community associations, and focuses on general business representation, document drafting and interpretation, contract review, covenant enforcement, and governance practices. She presents educational seminars to property managers, board members, and other attorneys who work with community associations. Suzanne writes articles for the firm's blog on topics such as changes to legislation affecting community associations, fiduciary duties of board members, the practical application of laws affecting associations, and alternative dispute resolution. She works on legislation impacting associations as a member of the Community Associations Institute's Colorado Legislative Action Committee.Suzanne received her law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. She earned her B.A. in English and professional writing, with distinction, from Purdue University. To contact Suzanne directly, you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.