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Welcome
September 13, 2016
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.
 
Getting Ready for the New Federal Overtime Rules
September 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced changes to the federal overtime rules that become effective on December 1, 2016. As a result, a large number of workers, including at nonprofits, will be newly eligible to receive overtime pay. Lawyers Alliance is offering educational services to help nonprofits understand and adjust to these upcoming changes in federal law, including a September 2016 legal alert entitled The New Overtime Rules: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits and a November 9, 2016 Strategic Legal Thinking Seminar.

Additionally, legal help is available 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 Names Stacey O'Haire Fahey as Pro Bono Counsel
June 16, 2016
Lawyers Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey O'Haire Fahey as Pro Bono Counsel. Read the press release.
 
Business Law & Leadership Gala Celebrates the Impact of Lawyers on Nonprofits and Communities
May 17, 2016
On May 19, 2016, Laureen E. Seeger, Carol Bellamy, and Yanki Tshering will be honored at Lawyers Alliance's Business Law & Leadership Gala. Read the press release or visit the Gala page for additional details.
 
Newly updated Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs
March 02, 2016
Read Lawyers Alliance's newly updated Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs.
 
Lawyers Alliance Names Elizabeth Perez as its next Legal Director
January 19, 2016
Lawyers Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Perez to Legal Director. Read the press release.
 
Lawyers Alliance Announces 2015 Cornerstone Awards
November 02, 2015
Two firms and eight individuals will be honored with 2015 Cornerstone Awards on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Viacom. Visit the volunteer recognition page for the list of honorees and event details or read the press release.
 
Lawyers Alliance Publishes Updated Bylaws That Work
September 09, 2015
The newest edition of Bylaws That Work: A Manual for New York Nonprofits reflects best practices and recent changes to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. Now in its second edition, Bylaws That Work is designed to help New York not-for-profit corporations, their Board members, and attorneys prepare new or revised bylaws, the set of rules and procedures that govern a nonprofit organization's internal operations. Read the press release or visit the publications page to order.