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Join this site. This section contains resources to help business and transactional lawyers, as well as law students and faculty who are advising nonprofit and community development organizations that serve low income and disadvantaged communities.

This area is hosted by Lawyers Alliance for New York and was developed with generous technical assistance from the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.

Resources in this Practice Area

This practice area offers a variety of features to support your work on behalf of nonprofit clients. The Library contains memoranda and outlines on legal topics as well as sample forms that are useful to attorneys representing nonprofits. New Cases lists examples of current and recent volunteer opportunities for attorneys who want to use their business and transactional law skills to help nonprofit clients through Lawyers Alliance.

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You can become a member of this practice area by clicking on Join this area. It is not necessary to take a pro bono case to join, but there are many nonprofits that would welcome and benefit from pro bono legal help as they pursue their efforts to improve the quality of life in New York's neighborhoods!

Pro bono legal assistance, in the practice of "Community Development & Nonprofit Law," is one important tool that enables nonprofit groups to work more efficiently and to maximize their impact in the communities in which they operate.

About Lawyers Alliance

Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Our network of pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations and staff of experienced attorneys collaborate to deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal services to community organizations. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, we help nonprofits to develop affordable housing, stimulate economic development, promote community arts, strengthen urban health, and operate and advocate for vital programs for children and young people, the elderly, and other low-income New Yorkers.

Each year, 1,650 Lawyers Alliance volunteers, from a network of more than 130 of the City's finest law firms and corporate legal departments, work with our staff attorneys to represent more than 700 nonprofit clients on more than 1,200 legal matters.

Feel free to contact Lawyers Alliance for further information!

Lawyers Alliance for New York
171 Madison Avenue, 6th floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: 212-219-1800

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What's New

The News tab now contains information about the new edition of Bylaws That Work.

The News tab now contains information about the new edition of Getting Organized.

The News tab now contains information about the new edition of Advising Nonprofits.

The Governance folder now contains Sample Conflicts of Interest and Whistleblower policies related to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act.

The Employment Law folder now contains a memo on compliance with the Executive Compensation provisions of EO 38.

The Governance folder now contains FAQs related to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act.

The Lobbying and Political Activity folder now contains a document entitled Nonprofit Organizations and Legislative Lobbying FAQs that provides an introduction to the many ways that legislative advocacy by nonprofit organizations is regulated at the federal, state, and city level.

The Mergers and Strategic Alliances folder now contains a subfolder Collaborations with a sample linkage agreement, coordination agreement, collaboration agreement, subcontract agreement, and a due diligence checklist.

These new documents along with other valuable volunteer materials are available in our Library. We have posted an Index of Library Documents, listing all of the available sample forms, documents, and memoranda in the Library.

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