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May 11, 2017
Welcome to the main page of the news section of Lawyers Alliance's website. Please use the buttons to the left to view a collection of our "news and legal alerts" relating to business law issues for nonprofits, as well as recent newsletters and press releases.
Newly updated Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs
May 11, 2017
Read Lawyers Alliance's newly updated Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs.
Business Law & Leadership Gala Celebrates Innovative Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Communities
April 27, 2017
On May 2, 2017, Discovery Communications and Bruce Campbell, Viacom Law Department, and The New York Community Trust will be honored at Lawyers Alliance's Business Law & Leadership Gala. Read the press release or visit the Gala page for additional details.
Lawyers Alliance, NPCC File Suit Objecting to New State Donor Disclosure Law
March 06, 2017
Today Lawyers Alliance and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) filed a complaint against Attorney General Schneiderman challenging provisions of the Governor's 2016 ethics law as unconstitutional and harmful to nonprofits in New York State. Read the press release for more information.
Nonprofits Can Speak Out About Controversial Government Actions
January 31, 2017
Read the Legal Alert.
New Overtime Rules Will NOT Go Into Effect on December 1
November 28, 2016
Read our Legal Alert on the injunction.

Despite the injunction, Lawyers Alliance will continue to offer educational services to help nonprofits understand these changes in federal law, should it move forward, including a September 2016 legal alert entitled The New Overtime Rules: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits.

More in-depth legal help is available from Lawyers Alliance to eligible groups through two routes, resources permitting: (1) placement with a pro bono attorney at a law firm or corporation in Lawyers Alliance's network; or (2) in-house assistance from a Lawyers Alliance attorney for a flat fee of $2,500 for ten hours of service, or at our regular hourly Senior Staff Attorney rate of $300 per hour. Due to large demand, it is essential to review A Practical Guide for Nonprofits before requesting further information.

If you still have questions and seek legal help after reading A Practical Guide for Nonprofits, you may complete and return this Questionnaire and a staff member will contact you regarding possible next steps. If the organization is new to Lawyers Alliance or has not been a client of Lawyers Alliance for the past three years, you also will need to apply to become a client by filling out our request for legal assistance, which can be found on our website.
Lawyers Alliance Announces 2016 Cornerstone Award Winners
November 14, 2016
Lawyers Alliance has announced the 2016 Cornerstone Award honorees. Additional information is available on our Volunteer Recognition page or in the press release.