Charity Corp: Lawyers Helping Nonprifits


Thursday, January 26, 2012


Lesley Rosenthal, general counsel, Lincoln Center for Performing Art


Hilton New York
1335 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY
United States




8:30-10:00 am

CLE Credits:



Many attorneys would like to assist their favorite charity -- but they don’t know how. Or they may be serving on the board of a nonprofit but are not clear about their roles. This MCLE program on Thursday, January 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., will empower lawyers to initiate and strengthen their relationships with charities.

This program is part of the NYSBA annual meeting in New York City.

The course is of particular interest to lawyers with a corporate or transactional background or any counsel who are involved with nonprofits in their professional or community activities. The New York State Bar hopes that attendees will use the information to launch or enhance their engagement with a needy nonprofit in New York. Attendees will learn how familiar concepts of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty translate into the nonprofit context; become familiar with annual informational filing requirements; and see how modern hallmarks of good corporate governance -- audit committee charters, conflict of interest policies, executive compensation rules, whistleblower policies, document retention policies, independent counsel, board independence and more -- are helping nonprofits better realize their mission to do the public good.

This program is the launch event of Charity Corps: Lawyers Helping Nonprofits, a new joint initiative between the NYSBA and the State Attorney General’s Office. All attendees will receive a copy of Lesley Rosenthal’s Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits.

The program is moderated by Lesley Rosenthal, general counsel, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

To register for this event visit


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