The Association has retained an attorney to provide counsel on legal and policy issues. We are regulated by many laws, and we must ensure that we are in compliance when they are amended, or when we amend our governing instruments. We have a lengthy process for collecting late assessment fees before we take legal action, but we must go to court on occasion, either to ensure that all members contribute their share to maintain the common areas, or to defend the members from unfounded claims. Most liens are processed administratively, resulting in payment of assessments or sale of the property. A few notable cases have gone to trial, and the Association has never lost.