One other way that counsel can add value for the client is by helping the association’s board of directors inform the unitowners about the litigation. This takes a lot of pressure off the board and allows the community to see and hear from the attorneys who are handling the case a first-hand report on the progress of the litigation. Counsel must be mindful that these open public meetings may not be covered by the attorney-client privilege. Therefore, considerable care has to be given to making sure that nothing is disclosed in these meetings that could be construed as waiver of the privilege. Handled skillfully, a public meeting at which counsel and /or experts give a top-quality presentation about the case and answer questions can be an opportunity for the board to galvanize public support for the case. This can be particularly important where a special assessment is being contemplated to pay for the litigation.