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Advocacy

Lawyers Alliance helps advocacy organizations with business and transactional law matters, understanding laws on lobbying and political activity, and legislation. The Advocacy Initiative strengthens the public policy impact of the nonprofit sector.

Clients include nonprofit organizations that promote civic participation and public policy discussion, advocate for legislative initiatives affecting low-income individuals and families and the organizations that serve them, provide technical assistance, foster community organizing, and otherwise engage in or support nonprofit advocacy.

In addition, Lawyers Alliance engages in advocacy at the city, state, and federal levels on core issues affecting the nonprofit sector and in our five program priority areas.

Read Lawyers Alliance's Legal Alerts on advocacy issues here.

Read Lawyers Alliance's recent testimony and other advocacy documents:

  • Nonprofit Organizations Can Speak Out About Controversial Government Actions (January 31, 2017)
    Legal Alert

  • Tips for Public Charities That Make Grants to Advocacy Groups (October 26, 2016)
    Legal Alert

  • Advocacy Nonprofits Should Be Aware of Potential New Disclosure Obligations (August 10, 2016 and October 5, 2016)
    Legal Alert - for Nonprofits
    Legal Alert - for Attorneys

  • Nonprofit Organizations and Legislative Lobbying FAQs (November 12, 2015)
    FAQs

  • Lawyers Alliance testimony to the JCOPE review panel (October 2015)
    Testimony

  • Lawyers Alliance testimony opposing NYC Intro. 288A, which would require nonprofit organizations receiving NYC funding to obtain the City's permission before entering into a transaction with an interested person (September 2015)
    Testimony

  • Lawyers Alliance proposes reforms to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (April 2015)
    Memo

  • Lobbying Compliance Checklist (June 9, 2014)
    Checklist