Condo association boards hoping to cut legal fees by performing some everyday tasks in-house will need to reconsider after the Florida Supreme Court reaffirmed an earlier opinion that these duties constitute practicing law without a license.

Still reeling from the last housing crash that left some filing for bankruptcy to remain solvent while scrambling to collect dues amid a foreclosure crisis, associations got their latest piece of bad news when the Supreme Court this month maintained a position that requires attorney assistance for many condo association tasks.

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