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Association Security for the 21st Century: Finances, Fingerprints and Fakers
Presented by: Brian Butler, FirstService Residential & Nicholas Bartzen, Altus Legal

As technology becomes more ever-present in our daily lives, and Associations grow more digitally integrated and tech-savvy, community associations should remain focused on mitigating new and novel risks that could increase liability and costs. This session will assist managers and community stakeholders on ways to identify open risk inherent in the use of security systems that monitor public spaces, the risk in Illinois from the collection or use of biometric data like fingerprints/handprints with association employees and residents, the collection and use of sensitive data like credit and background checks, the ongoing challenges with communities that have high rental percentages or where the use of AirBnB and short-term rentals is on the rise, how ID badges can help identify proper personnel and residents, and security implications and legal requirements of granting community access to delivery personnel and process servers. Mastery of these concepts will help Association leaders to mitigate potential areas of exposure to their communities.

Building Code Violations
Presented by: Architect John Hershe, J. Hershey Group & Attorney Kelly Elmore (Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit)

Recent changes to building code got you scratching your head? Not sure if you’re in compliance and what to do about it? Don’t be afraid of the big bad building code inspector – the CAI-IL Condo – HOA Conference & Expo has the information you need to get in compliance and stay there.

Join us as we walk through building code violations, from notices and documentation to hearings and fines. We’ll also discuss best practices in both avoiding violations and working with professionals to return to compliance.

Finally, this presentation will address recent changes to building code that may impact you. For example: did you know that the City of Chicago is currently in the second phase of a 3-part building code modernization initiative? Or that the Chicago Department of Buildings publishes interpretation memos that are equally as enforceable as the building code itself?

Your association is subject to many layers of governing law – let our experienced industry partners help you navigate your way to knowledge and success.

Join us for this hot topic mini session and get the scoop on what you need to “gear up your community”.

Preventing Fraud and Asset Manipulation
Presented by: Attorney Michael C Kim & Karen Skoric CPA

Don’t let your Association be a victim of fraud. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to protect association assets. In this session we will go through the duties and responsibilities of board member and practical measures that should be taken. What if the Association has a management company? Can the Association simply rely on their manager? Whose responsibility is it to make sure there are procedures in place? Learn from an attorney and CPA how to implement procedures and controls to prevent fraud and asset misappropriation.

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