Serving on Nonprofit Boards: A Guide for Attorneys

National Business Institute
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1 Hour 30 minutes
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Serving on Nonprofit Boards: A Guide for Attorneys

Attorneys can bring a lot to the table in the nonprofit boardroom, but counsel need to know that filling the role can pose complicated issues down the road. Do you know how to best fulfill your fiduciary duties to the board? Do you know how to respond when asked for legal advice? Learn how to overcome the thorny issues involved when serving a nonprofit as an attorney board member.

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Training content

  1. The Powers, Responsibilities, Duties, and Roles of Directors and Officers
  2. Directors' Duty of Care - Special Issues
  3. Duty of Loyalty and Potential Conflicts for Attorneys
  4. Serving as Both Director and Attorney to a Nonprofit - Potential Traps and Pitfalls
  5. Avoiding the Creation of an Accidental Attorney-Client Relationship
  6. Director and Officer Liability
  7. Protections: State Statutes, Indemnities, D&O and E&O Insurance Coverage
  8. Due Diligence - Questions to Ask and Things to Look for

    1. Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
    2. IRS 1023 Application and Determination Letter
    3. IRS 990 Forms, Financial Audits and Correspondence with Government Agencies
    4. Minutes, Board Policy Manual and Other Materials

  9. Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards: Best Practices and Tips
  10. Trends, Hot Topics, and Developments

Certification / Credits

  • Learn how to perform proper due diligence before saying yes.
  • Discover how to mitigate risk when serving on a nonprofit board as an attorney.
  • Look before you leap: learn what you need to consider before providing legal advice.
  • Explore how to handle overlapping responsibilities and conflicts of interest.
  • Get strategies for best fulfilling your fiduciary duties as an attorney board member.
  • Inform your decision-making with the latest case law, hot topics, and trends.

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