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Not-For-Profit Incorporation | The Legal Aid Society

Tuesday November 12 , 2013

  • By: The Legal Aid Society
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    919 Third Avenue
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Rosemary Hare-Bey
    The Legal Aid Society
  • Website: www.legal-aid.org

Not-For-Profit Incorporation
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Acquire expertise in incorporating not-for-profit entities and securing their federal tax-exempt status. The faculty will cover basic due diligence by attorneys to learn about an organization prior to drafting any documents, preparation of the not-for-profit charter and bylaws, and application to the IRS for tax exempt recognition.

Faculty Chairs: Seth L. Rosen, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Rhea F. Gordon, Esq., Rutgers University Office of Senior Vice President and General Counsel; David A. Stein, Esq., Withers Bergman LLP; Jonathan A. Small, Esq., Non-Profit Coordinating Committee of New York; Susan Chase, Esq., Civil Practice

CLE Credit: 2 credits total: .5 hour of professional practice/practice management, .5 hour skills, and 1 hour ethics. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.

The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its annual training series for attorneys interested in participating in The Society's Pro Bono Program.
The training sessions will be conducted at participating New York City law firms beginning in November of 2013 and continuing through April of 2014. They cover diverse aspects of the Society's practice including: administrative hearings and appeals, community economic development, prisoners' rights, criminal law, and general civil practice. Outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice.
Participating Attorneys may attend every session of interest. Training is without charge, but space is limited and priority is given to law firms whose generosity makes this program possible and who partner with The Legal Aid Society to provide pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers. These seminars also are open to Second Acts®* attorneys who are transitioning from a full-time legal practice or have retired and wish to contribute their time and expertise on behalf of low-income New Yorkers. Attorneys who attend one or more of the sessions are expected to undertake the pro bono representation of one or more Legal Aid Society clients over the course of the next year. Additional information about The Legal Aid Society and its Pro Bono Practice can be found on our website, www.legal-aid.org.
Please complete the Registration Form included in this brochure and return by email to Rosemary Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at rharebey@legal-aid.org. Unless specifically noted, each training session listed below provides two hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit ("CLE"), including Bridge the Gap. Additionally, unless we are informed otherwise, all participants will be enrolled as members of the NYC Pro Bono Center. This site provides pro bono attorneys online access to training materials, news, case opportunities, and other valuable pro bono resources across a wide range of substantive areas.
Registration for each session will be between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The program will immediately follow, concluding at 8:30 p.m. Security procedures at participating law firms mandate pre-registration. Space is limited at each session, so please RSVP as early as possible to ensure participation.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE Credit: 2 credits total: .5 hour of professional practice/practice management, .5 hour skills, and 1 hour ethics. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.
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