From:                                         RMWBH Team <>

Sent:                                           Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:16 AM

To:                                               Kyle Beam

Subject:                                     January 2021 Community Association Newsletter and Webinar Series


Refresh on the existing COVID-19 related restrictions, start the year off with our legislative update and learn more about volunteer immunity.



CAI Presidents



Leah K. Burton and Noelle Hicks Presenting at 2021 CAI Virtual Law Seminar

Join Shareholder Leah K. Burton and Associate Noelle Hicks at the 2021 CAI Virtual Law Seminar from January 25-29. Leah and Noelle are presenting for the first time at the 2021 CAI Virtual Law Seminar. They will be joined by Wil Washington of Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn to present Agents of Change: Overcoming Racism in Community Associations. Leah, Noelle and Wil's presentation will be on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. This is a national conference featuring POA attorneys from around the country educating CAI members on the latest case law and legal trends in the industry. For more information and to register for the seminar, please visit


RMWBH in 2020 Best Law Firms in Texas First-Tier Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

We are excited to announce our law firm was listed in U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms in Texas First-Tier Rankings for Real Estate Firms. Law firms are chosen and ranked based on the survey responses of clients and professional references. Thank you to our clients who made this ranking possible. 



The Standard of Care in Texas for Property Owners' Associations

By Clint Brown

So, you serve on a property owners’ association (“POA”); or maybe you are a manager that represents owners that serve on the POA board. Have you ever asked yourself “why do I (or they) do it? It is certainly not for the high-fives, handshakes, or hugs. While the goals of POA boards and volunteers may not be global in scope, POAs do more to "tidy up our own small corners of the world" than perhaps any other organization. The presence of such nonprofits can be seen in almost any urban or suburban community in the United States. POAs are increasingly prolific examples of a volunteer organization at its best. Because it is essentially a volunteer organization, a POA faces the same issues as other volunteer organizations.



Standard of Care and Volunteer Immunity

Equity Shareholder Clint Brown leads a discussion on the history of charitable immunity, its effect on volunteerism, and the state of the doctrine of charitable or volunteer immunity today, this presentation will relate the concept of volunteer immunity to property owners’ associations volunteers. Many states have charitable or volunteer immunity statutes under which property owners’ association volunteers might be covered. This presentation will analyze standard of care statutes and common law as well as the Texas Charitable Immunity and Liability Act and the Federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 as examples of statutes granting immunity to property owners’ association volunteers.


*This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill 1 hour of continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.