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April 15, 2013
Proposed advisory opinion on actions of community association managers

The Standing Committee on UPL, pursuant to R. Regulating Fla. Bar 10-9.1(f)(3), provides this notice of filing a proposed advisory opinion on the activity of community association managers. The proposed opinion will not change any of the rulings made by the Supreme Court of Florida in The Florida Bar re: Advisory Opinion — Activities of Community Association Managers, 681 So. 2d 1119 (Fla. 1996), which answers many of the questions posed by the petitioner. Clarification by example is provided for two activities, and two activities not raised in 1996 are addressed using the 1996 opinion and other case law as guidance. A copy of the full opinion can be found on the Bar’s website at the following link: www.floridabar.org/TFB/TFBResources.nsf/Attachments/9336A637AC507AEE85257B400067F1D2/$FILE/Complete%20CAM%20Proposed%20Opinion%20-%20ADA%20Compliant.pdf?OpenElement. The Bar will file the proposed opinion with the Supreme Court of Florida on or about May 15. Pursuant to R. Regulating Fla. Bar 10-9.1(g)(3), “within 30 days of the filing of the opinion, the petitioner may file objections and a brief or memorandum in support thereof, copies of which shall be served on the committee. Any other interested person may, within 30 days of the filing of the opinion, seek leave of the court to file and serve a brief, whether in support of or in opposition to the opinion, in accordance with this same procedure. The committee may file a responsive brief within 20 days of service of the initial brief. The petitioner, as well as other interested persons having leave of court, may file a reply brief within 10 days of service of the responsive brief. At its discretion, the court shall permit reasonable extensions of these time periods. Oral argument will be allowed at the court’s discretion. The Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure shall otherwise govern the above methods of filing, service, and argument.

[Revised: 03-24-2014]