Resources for Volunteers
Lawyers Alliance offers resources to volunteers to help with
the legal and practical issues that may arise in advising
nonprofits. They include:
Co-counseling support: For
each matter placed with a volunteer, a Lawyers Alliance staff
member serves as co-counsel to answer questions and address
other needs related to the pro bono project.
We host the "Community Development and Nonprofit Law" section
of Probono.net in New York, which offers free downloadable model documents
and memoranda relevant to representing nonprofits. Membership
is free at www.probono.net.
Resource Calls: Volunteer attorneys
may call our Resource Call Hotline with questions about any
legal issue affecting nonprofits at (212) 219-1800 x 224.
Publications: Advising Nonprofits, Bylaws That Work, Getting
Organized, Changing the Name of a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation, and our other publications are also useful
for attorneys representing nonprofits.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs:
We offer an annual CLE
training on legal issues that help
our volunteers work effectively with nonprofits. In addition,
our staff members regularly speak on bar association CLE panels
addressing nonprofit legal issues.
National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Providers:
The National Network shares best practices, collaborates on educational and legal projects, and promotes the delivery of high quality business and transactional legal services.
Other useful links
ABA Affordable Housing and Community Development Law:
ABA Center for Pro Bono:
New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Affairs:
New York State Department of Law, Charities:
Nonprofit Risk Management
Pro Bono Institute