Educational Luncheon - How to Prepare for Small Claims Court

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612

How to Prepare for Small Claims Court

Filing a lawsuit sounds like a swell idea to right a wrong, but the problem is, it is very expensive. Superior court lawsuits can be complex, expensive and time-consuming; however, small claims lawsuits can allow disputes to be resolved quickly and inexpensively. That said, even small claims actions present their own challenges and risks.  Whether you have filed a small claims lawsuit in the past, this program will ask important questions about the small claims 
process, answer those questions in order to provide you with the tools you will need to be BOTH prepared for and successful in small claims court.

  • Advantages & disadvantages of suing in small claims
  • Monetary limits in small claims
  • Determining if small claims is appropriate
  • Preparing, filing and serving the lawsuit
  • Preparing for and attending trial
  • Judgments and appeals
  • Collecting the judgment

Guest Speakers: 
Jeffrey A. Beaumont, Esq., CCAL is senior partner for the law firm Beaumont Gitlin Tashjian. Mr. Beaumont has over sixteen years of experience providing general counsel and litigation services to his firm’s community association clients. Mr. Beaumont is an active member of California Association of Community Managers (CACM), serving as a member of its faculty, and the Community Associations Institute (CAI), serving on CAI’s National Faculty and past President for several Southern California Chapters.  Mr. Beaumont is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, a group of less than 150 distinguished lawyers throughout the country. 

Dave Potter, CMCA, AMS  brings over twelve years of experience to the FirstService Residential management team, having managed communities throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.   As a District Manager, Mr. Potter is responsible for client and employee retention, employee training, coordination of new account set-up, and ensuring all customer service expectations are met. He currently supervises 15 communities and a staff of six. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Registration/Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Educational Luncheon Program  

*The education portion counts for 2 continuing education units toward earning your PCAM designation and maintaining your CMCA certification and AMS designation. Visit for details. 

Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman Ave.  
Irvine, CA 92612

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Thank you to our sponsors
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Manager Table Sponsors:
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The Chapter Legislative Support Committee would like to thank the following Exhibitors for their booth upgrade in support of CLAC

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