Legal Friction Points in Component Relations

Legal Friction Points in Component Relations

a frayed rope unraveling in the middle October 31, 2016 By: Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE

Even the best families have problems, and that reality extends to relationships between associations and their chapters. Although tensions can arise in a variety of areas, from governance to public policy, most can be cured with clear communication.

Associations and their components are often likened to families. Members of the boards of the association and components might say things like "we're all one family" to reinforce their common purpose. But even the most loving families can have problems, and the same is true for the relationship between associations and their components....