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An attorney plays a key role in helping a CAA maintain accountability and avoid liability. By proactively working with an attorney to ensure that its organizational infrastructure is legally compliant and enforceable, a CAA may avoid costly litigation and the negative press and low employee morale that goes along with it. The Working with Attorneys Guidebook examines the ins and outs of developing and maintaining an effective attorney-client relationship and answers questions including: Why work with an attorney? How do you find an attorney? How do you hire an attorney? How do you pay for an attorney? and What is the role of the attorney on the board?

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CAPLAW’s FY2021 New Resources

CAPLAW’s FY2021 New Resources

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Template Meeting Minutes and Index of Form Resolutions

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