SPOTLIGHT: Rosa De La Camara, Law of community associations – Performance of the legal department

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United States: SPOTLIGHT: Rosa De La Camara, Law of community associations

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To celebrate Women’s History Month, Becker showcases the inspiration, philosophies and expertise of female lawyers and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and our client service.

For more than 30 years, Rosa de la Camara has served as legal counsel to affiliates of community associations – boards of directors, unit owners, managers, state and local decision makers – throughout Florida. His expertise includes analyzing problems and recommended actions, drafting constitutive documents, prosecuting violations, participating in administrative hearings and organizing elections. She has a particular interest in condominium hotels and is familiar with the unique legal issues these entities face. Rosa is a certified specialist in condominium and planned development law advice.

Which woman inspires you and why?

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta. His dedication to the poor and needy knew no boundaries. Globally, the missions she founded have served the most needy of all people; she pledged to devote her life to serving “the poorest of the poor”. His lifelong dedication to serving the most marginalized culminated in his canonization in 2016, which is very meaningful to me as a Catholic. But the most inspiring part of this woman is that she endured episodes of great personal darkness and spiritual insecurity and continued her mission. It was only after her death that we learned that she had doubts and questioned her faith for many years as she worked tirelessly for her community, which returns her dedication to oppressed even more amazing.

If you could have dinner with someone alive or dead, who would it be and why?

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. I have a slight fascination with the British royal family. I am intrigued by the history she lived as the longest reigning British monarch. I admire the fact that she is a woman who, despite living a life of luxury, has devoted her entire life to religious and civic duty, often at a significant personal cost. During his reign, more than 20 countries in the Caribbean and Africa were decolonized and gained independence. She has been married for 74 years to the man she fell in love with when she was 13. I think she would be an incredibly interesting dinner companion.

What advice (professional or personal) would you give to your young self?

Relax, stop stressing and over-analyzing everything. You got this, you can do it. The spooky stuff of the night will disappear with the sunrise. Be courageous, don’t doubt your instincts so much that they’re usually right. Also, get more sleep.

What led you to practice law and / or your particular area of ​​law?

I have always had a vague interest in law because my father and my grandfather were lawyers but never seriously considered it. After undergrad I went to work for an airline and had a great time traveling the world. But I always knew it was temporary. A close friend was taking a law school admission course and encouraged me to take LSAT with her. On a challenge, I took the test and did well enough to be accepted into the only school I applied to. I hated my first job out of law school. After a year, I resigned, I gave up my career as a lawyer. and I flew to Europe over the summer to determine my next steps. Upon my return I was aggressively recruited by a headhunter to work for a “condominium company” and after three decades I’m still here.

What have you learned from experiencing a global pandemic?

We are resilient, strong, and adaptable creatures, and we can deal with whatever life throws at us. It taught me to slow down, to enjoy my home and my own company. I tend to live my life running and running, and I feel like I’m driving the nuclear bomb like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove. But I definitely slowed down and love it. I stayed home for months, going absolutely nowhere. Finally, I ventured out slowly and selectively – I should have discovered this rhythm a long time ago!

Originally posted by Becker & Poliakoff, Mar 2021

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