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Resources for Volunteers

Lawyers Alliance offers resources to volunteers to help with the legal and practical issues that may arise in advising nonprofits. They include:

Co-counseling support: For each matter placed with a volunteer, a Lawyers Alliance staff member serves as co-counsel to answer questions and address other needs related to the pro bono project.

Probono.net: We host the "Community Development and Nonprofit Law" section of Probono.net in New York, which offers free downloadable model documents and memoranda relevant to representing nonprofits. Membership is free at www.probono.net.

Resource Calls: Volunteer attorneys may call our Resource Call Hotline with questions about any legal issue affecting nonprofits at (212) 219-1800 x 224.

Publications: Advising Nonprofits, Bylaws That Work, Getting Organized, and our other publications are also useful for attorneys representing nonprofits.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs: We offer an annual CLE training on legal issues that help our volunteers work effectively with nonprofits. In addition, our staff members regularly speak on bar association CLE panels addressing nonprofit legal issues.

National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Programs: The National Network shares best practices, collaborates on educational and legal projects, and promotes the delivery of high quality business and transactional legal services.

Other useful links

ABA Affordable Housing and Community Development Law:
www.abanet.org/forums/affordable/home.html

ABA Center for Pro Bono:
www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono

Internal Revenue Service:
www.irs.gov/charities

New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Affairs:
www.nysba.org

New York State Department of Law, Charities:
www.oag.state.ny.us/charities/charities.html

Nonprofit Risk Management Center:
www.nonprofitrisk.org

Probono Partnership:
www.probonopartnership.org

Pro Bono Institute
www.probonoinst.org