Educational Resources

Running a common interest ownership community association (condominium, co-op, time share, or home owners association) is complicated.  Discovering what you need to know about the administration of your property takes some digging whether you are a board member or an owner.  A principal goal of SCCA is to help you with that task.  Therefore we will add information about educational resources here as we come across it.

Note:  The subsection with links to Florida’s common interest ownership statutes and regulations has moved to out Links page.  Click the “Links” button at the top of this page.

SCCA Programs

Of course attending SCCA programs and listening to past programs on-line is always a good place to start.  We do our best to bring in the best experts we can find to present topics of vital interest to you and your community.  Click the “Programs” button at the top of this page for more information.


Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes, Forms and Publications

Nova Law Review article, “Prescription Pets®: Medical Necessity Or Personal Preference,” October 2012, By Joann Nesta Burnett, Esq., and Gary A. Poliakoff, J.D.

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA, U.S. Department of Justice, July 2015

Division Approved Educational Providers

Click HERE for a link to sources for education approved by the Florida Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes.

On-Line Instructional Video, “Webinars,” Etc.

On Demand Webinar: Inside an Insurance Coverage Lawsuit”  “An insurance claim that develops into a lawsuit can be a process fraught with obstacles. This webinar, recorded September 29, 2010, reviews actual Florida cases where claimants filed suit against their insurance companies, each with very different outcomes. Ken Direktor, Chair of Becker & Poliakoff’s community association law practice group moderates, with Rob Rubin, a trial lawyer in our West Palm Beach office, who provides insightful legal analysis of the cases. Special guest Andrea Northrop, a commercial insurance agent with Insurance Office of America, Florida ‘s largest privately-held insurance agency, presents an insurer’s perspective.”

Description by Becker & Poliakoff.

Anatomy of a Disaster Claim” This excellent on-line “webinar,” by the Community Association Leadership Lobby, provides valuable advice about what to do before, during, and after a disaster, such as a hurricane, to protect the financial interests of your association and its property owners.  Originally broadcast July 23, 2010.

Becker & Poliakoff  Florida Condo & HOA Legal Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog  Click HERE.

Public Libraries

SCCA furnishes and maintains a reference shelf in four Brevard Libraries.  The documents we furnish are chosen for their value to common interest ownership properties – condominiums, HOAs, cooperatives and time shares. We buy the books and their updates and we donate them to the libraries at Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Melbourne and Titusville  The libraries file all of them with a common reference number so they appear together on a “Condo Shelf.”  We furnish Gray’s Compendium, Managing the Florida Condominium, The Condominium Concept, and other useful items.  Ask the reference librarian where the Condo Shelf is located.

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