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Continuing Legal Education

Live CLE Program: Stay Ahead of the Legal Curve

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY

Join Lawyers Alliance for our 2016 CLE to discuss current legal topics affecting New York City's nonprofit sector.

Session 1 - Crossing State Lines: Remote Employees, Expanding Programs, and the Challenges of Multistate Operations: In the nonprofit sector today, very few organizations operate strictly within the borders of the state or jurisdiction in which they are based, but operating in multiple states presents a unique set of legal challenges. This session will cover solicitation of funds from donors in other states, both via the internet and by other means; ways to structure affiliate relationships and protect tax exempt status, obtaining authority to conduct programs in other states; and the legal implications of having employees based in multiple states. NYS CLE credit: 1.0 credit can be applied towards the professional practice requirement.

Session 2 - Nonprofit Election Year Challenges: With the 2016 election season quickly approaching, nonprofit organizations need to consider how they can help educate and mobilize their communities without jeopardizing their tax exempt status. While 501(c)(3) organizations cannot participate in election season in a partisan manner, with good legal guidance they can run voter registration and get out the vote campaigns, hold candidate forums, and produce voter guides, if they do so in a nonpartisan manner. This training will cover applicable federal and state laws for tax exempt organizations engaged in political activities. NYS CLE credit: 1.0 credit can be applied towards the professional practice requirement.

Session 3 - Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation: This training will address the attorney-client relationship, conflicts of interest, and board service in the context of pro bono representation of nonprofit corporations. NYS CLE credit: 1.0 credit can be applied towards the ethics requirement.

Standard Rate: $150 per person
All staff of nonprofits and current Lawyers Alliance volunteer attorneys with an active pro bono case are eligible for a special $75 rate.
Full or partial scholarships are available based on need. Send an email to

Click here for additional information, including the agenda and registration form. Those paying full price can register online. Registration deadline: April 29, 2016

Lawyers Alliance for New York has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education. These courses are appropriate for transitional and non-transitional credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.