For years, CAI has participated in New Jersey court cases involving significant community association issues. We do this through our “Amicus” program. The term “amicus curiae” means “friend of the court” and is used to describe an individual or group that participates in cases that have significance beyond the specific parties to that litigation. A person or entity wishing to participate as a friend of the court or “amicus” must apply to the court for permission to do so. The applicant must identify its interest in the subject matter and how its participation may aide the court. CAI has successfully applied for permission to appear as amicus in a number of important New Jersey cases, including Twin Rivers. It is important for our members to let CAI know when they are involved in, or aware of, a lawsuit which may have an impact of general concern to the industry. We can only participate and have our views expressed when we know about these cases when they first arise. In fact, CAI was recently denied the ability to participate in an important case because it was not brought to CAI’s attention until well after the deadline for participation. So, this is an important request on behalf of both the national and chapter Legislative Action Committees to please advise our office of any litigation involving community association issues of potential importance to the entire industry, and we will inform CAI.