Representing Start-up Charities: A Pro Bono Alternative for the Transactional Attorney

  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: 603 Legal Aid, New Hampshire Bar Association LSC funded
  • NH Bar Association Seminar Room
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Nonprofit/Community Development

In the lifespan of a charity, few moments are as consequential as the start-up phase. Thoughtfully incorporating documents, sound bylaws, and thorough policies set the organization up for success. If you are an attorney who wants a rewarding and impactful pro bono opportunity that does not involve litigation, helping charities think through these crucial first steps is an excellent option. In this program, you will hear from the New Hampshire Charitable Trusts Unit and a private practitioner with extensive experience navigating the complex issues that charities face. Topics include: choosing the legal form of the charity, alternatives to separate incorporation, charities regulation by the state and federal government, and frequent pitfalls faced by new charities.