-Atlanta- Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, PC announces that George E. Nowack, Jr. was elected Dean of The College of Community Association Lawyers, effective January 1, 2007. Nowack, a founding partner of Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, PC is co-chair of the Firm's community association practice and a member of The College's charter class.
As Dean, Nowack will be responsible for promoting the high standards of professional and ethical responsibility in the practice of community association law, a founding principle of The College. Established in 1993 by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Board of Trustees, the charter class consisted of 20 attorneys acknowledged by their peers as having developed the field of community association law. The College also provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals for the advancement of community association law.
"I am extremely honored to lead The College," said Nowack. "CAI and The College are committed to continued development of quality education and programs for our members." He cited the two day annual Community Association Law Seminar as an example of state-of-the-art education for attorneys. Over 400 participants attend sessions on legal issues affecting community associations taught by leaders in their fields. Each year Nowack presents a review of the key cases decided in the previous year during the opening session.
"George's commitment to community association law is recognized around the country. As Dean, he will continue to lead the profession with integrity and innovation," said Tonia C. Sellers, Managing Partner of Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, PC.
The College is governed by a five person Board of Governors elected by its 95 members. The Board in turn elects a Dean to serve a two year term. In becoming Dean, Nowack is only the second person to have served CAI as the National President and Dean of The College.
In order to be eligible for College membership, an attorney must have at least seven years experience primarily in community association law. Additionally, a candidate must have had significant legal writings and publications, teaching experience and involvement with CAI at both the national and local levels.
Founded in 1991, Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, PC is nationally recognized for its extensive real estate, community association and litigation practices.