CLE - 3rd Annual Charitable Board Service Program (FREE)

  • Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

This is a morning program. Please plan to arrive promptly as registration levels are extremely high. An overflow room where the program will be simulcast will be available and participants will be directed to that space once the Conference Center is at capacity.
8:30AM - 9:00AM - Networking Breakfast
9:00AM - 11:30AM - CLE Program

Course materials will be distributed via email in DIGITAL FORM ONLY so please be sure to register in advance to ensure you receive the digital course materials.

Serving on a charitable board is an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause or mission, gain experience, broaden your career horizons, and use your skills to serve your community in an area of your interest. The Tax Exempt Organizations Section of the Boston Bar Association is proud to present this engaging program that will address the skills you will need in order to be an effective member of a charitable board, as well as important questions to ask to find the right board for you.

This program will be particularly valuable to lawyers who have little or no significant experience serving on charitable boards but would like to. Lawyers and non-lawyers who are already serving on boards and want to be more knowledgeable and effective will also find this program informative.

Specific Topics:
How to find Board membership opportunities and finding the right match for you
What boards are looking for in potential candidates and what you should look for in a board
Topics and skills that Board members should be aware of (fiduciary duties, fiscal oversight, development, governance and 501(c)(3) reporting issues)
Learning from peers: fellow attorneys discuss their experience serving on boards and what they found most fulfilling, challenging and surprising

Join us to acquire valuable skills that will assist you in serving the nonprofit community.