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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.
Why You Should Attend
Joining a nonprofit board can be one of the most personally and professionally rewarding experiences of an attorney’s career. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or just beginning to practice, serving on a nonprofit board can bring opportunities to deepen your skills, make valuable connections, and help a cause that is personally meaningful to you.
What You Will Learn
• How to do your due diligence: the questions to ask and documents to request before you join a nonprofit board
• How you can bring maximum value to your role - how to best assist your fellow board members with business decisions, risk management, and legal decisions
• What you must know about liability insurance and indemnification
• Gain an understanding of the ethics issues and concerns for attorneys who serve on nonprofit boards
Who Should Attend
Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys will provide practical tips and review important ethical considerations for attorneys currently serving on nonprofit boards or thinking about joining a nonprofit board.
CPE Program Level: Basic
Intended Audience: Accountants with nonprofit clients to provide a better understanding of board operations.
Advanced Prep: None