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CLE Accredited Live Webinar: Helping Nonprofits Make the Most of Election Season - Civic Engagement and Nonpartisan Advocacy within the Rules

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Staff: Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel

With the 2017 election season quickly approaching, nonprofit organizations need legal guidance as they consider how to educate and mobilize their communities without jeopardizing their tax exempt status. Learn how you can help. While 501(c)(3) organizations cannot participate in election season in a partisan manner, they can run voter registration and get out the vote campaigns, hold candidate forums, and produce voter guides, so long as they do so in a nonpartisan manner. They can also support or oppose ballot initiatives, such as the New York State constitutional convention question that will appear on the ballot this November. This CLE webinar, designed for attorneys working with New York nonprofits, will explain the Internal Revenue Code rules, and federal, state, and local laws that govern whether and how nonprofits can engage in these activities.

NYS CLE Credit: 1.0 credit can be applied towards the professional practice requirement for non-transitional credit for experienced attorneys only.

Payment Options: This program is free for all current volunteers with Lawyers Alliance for New York. It is $50 for all other attorneys. Full or partial scholarships are available based on financial need; e-mail CLE Registrar address below for information.

Registration: All current volunteers should register by e-mailing their name and preferred e-mail for contact to All others may register online by clicking here.


Lawyers Alliance for New York has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education. This webinar course is appropriate for non-transitional credit for experienced attorneys only.