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Continuing Legal Education

Current Issues in Advising Nonprofit Organizations
A Lawyers Alliance Continuing Legal Education Program

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Morning session - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.)
Two afternoon breakout sessions - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor

Space is limited - please return completed registration form. Registration deadline extended to April 7.


Morning session, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Life Cycle of a Nonprofit Organization: Nonprofits form a safety net for New York City's most vulnerable residents. This session will provide an overview of the legal issues confronting nonprofit boards and managers as their organizations strive to sustain and grow programs. Topics include: recent amendments to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law; corporate structure and the role of the board; tax exemption, regulatory oversight of charitable corporations; and significant organizational changes.

The course has been approved by the NYS CLE Board for a maximum of 3.0 CLE credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied towards the professional practice requirement, and 1.5 credit hours toward the skills requirement.

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First Afternoon Breakout Session, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

(Choose One)
Related Party Transactions and Conflicts of Interest: This program will address federal and state law governing interested party transactions. Discuss how boards should evaluate interested party transactions and develop policies governing disclosure and review of interested party transactions.

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the NYS CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hours can be applied towards the professional practice requirement and .5 credit hours toward the skills requirement.

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Employment Law: This program will address important employment law issues encountered by nonprofit corporations in the current economic climate.

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the NYS CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hours can be applied towards the professional practice requirement and .5 credit hours toward the skills requirement.

Second Afternoon Breakout Session, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Choose One)
Advanced Tax Law Issues for Nonprofit Organizations: This program will address the tax law implications of business activity by exempt organizations including unrelated business income and fee for service income.

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the NYS CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hours can be applied towards the professional practice requirement and .5 credit hours toward the skills requirement.

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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation: This program will address the attorney-client relationship, conflicts of interest, and board service in the context of pro bono representation of nonprofit corporations.

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the NYS CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics requirement.

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Lawyers Alliance Program Faculty includes: Nicole Cuttino, Staff Attorney; Elizabeth M. Guggenheimer, Deputy Executive Director; Linda S. Manley, Legal Director; Victoria Messina, Pro Bono Manager; Judith Moldover, Senior Staff Attorney; and Neil Stevenson, Senior Staff Attorney.

Program fees:
Full-day program: $200.00
Morning session: $100.00
Each afternoon session: $50.00
Not-for-profit full-day rate: $100.00
Not-for-profit morning session: $50.00
Not-for-profit each afternoon session: $25.00
Fees waived for current Lawyers Alliance volunteers.

Space is limited - please return completed registration form. Registration deadline extended to April 7.


Lawyers Alliance for New York Workshop Scholarship Policy
Any attorney requesting a scholarship to attend a CLE-accredited workshop of Lawyers Alliance for New York ("Lawyers Alliance") must send a letter to Lawyers Alliance requesting a scholarship and stating the grounds for requesting such a scholarship. Each request for a scholarship will be reviewed on a case–by-case basis by the Legal Director. Eligibility for a scholarship will be determined according to the following standards:
(1) Any attorney with an annual salary of $50,000 or less or who is currently unemployed will be eligible for a full scholarship;
(2) Any attorney with an annual salary between $50,000 and $65,000 will be eligible for a fifty percent (50%) scholarship; and
(3) Any attorney working in a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) exempt organization whose organization demonstrates an inability to pay the workshop fee, will be eligible for a full scholarship.
Provided however, that Lawyers Alliance reserves the right to cancel any workshop if there are less than ten full paying participants.


Full refunds will be available for cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the event.