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August 25, 2014 — Quick Counsel on Association Law

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ESSENTIALS OF ASSOCIATION LAW: LEGAL EAGLES NEED NOT ATTEND
For those preparing for the CAE exam or seeking to avoid unanticipated pitfalls in taxes, governance and other legal issues, Executive Decision Making: When Association Law Matters is the ideal session for you. Register today for this Sept. 10 session to gain a solid understanding of essential association laws so you can avoid costly mistakes in the future. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's C. Scott Litch, Esq., CAE, will help you learn how to react when presented with legally questionable situations.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING SIGS, HOLIDAY SHOWCASE SIG SYMPOSIUM
Association Forum launched a new Shared Interest Group meeting format this year, enabling attendees to maximize time out of the office by attending two different SIG meetings in one day at one location during SIG Symposiums. The next SIG Symposium meeting will take place at Holiday Showcase on Tuesday, Dec. 16. In addition, each SIG will hold two additional meetings throughout the year. Click here to access the dates for your favorite SIG meetings, then mark your calendars and register now to attend.


MEET 1,200+ QUALIFIED BUYERS IN JUST ONE DAY
Heat up your client pipeline by exhibiting at Holiday Showcase on Dec. 16. In just one day, you can meet with more than 1,200 of the most qualified meeting professionals and association management decision makers in the area—the majority of whom don't attend PCMA's Convening Leaders or ASAE's Annual Meeting. Sign up now for a booth at this year's show.


KEEP YOUR HEALTH CARE PROGRAMMING, SPONSORSHIPS THRIVING
Find out how to develop education programs that truly engage and meet members' needs and create sponsorship opportunities that truly highlight how your association's unique value translates to ROI by attending Medical Meetings—Evolve or Expire on Sept. 26. You'll get the strategic guidance you need to take your organization's education and sponsorship program to the next level—and you'll get six CAE credit hours!


LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR CAE STUDY COURSE!
The Association Forum CAE Study Course provides in-depth preparation for professionals preparing for the CAE exam. Facilitated by current CAEs, the study course meets weekly on Tuesday evenings for a structured case-study series based on the nine domain areas. The CAE Study Course pass rate was 85% compared to the national rate of 68% for the May 2014 exam. Act now—the deadline to register is this Friday, Aug. 29; the course begins Sept. 9. BONUS! Scholarships for the CAE Study Course are still available. Apply today to get your costs covered in full!


BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE STATEMENT

Today’s association environment is filled with rapid and disruptive changes that can have a profound impact on the value experience for association members. Changes in the political, legal, social and technological fabric of our society present both opportunities and threats to how associations plan and operate to meet the value expectations of members. To learn more, read our Professional Practice Statement.


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