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Recorded Webinars

Regularly throughout the year, Lawyers Alliance offers live webinars for nonprofit managers and Board members on a range of legal issues. A selection of these webinar recordings is available for purchase and viewing at your convenience.

 

 
 
List of Available Webinars
 
Cost: Unless otherwise indicated, the fee for each webinar recording is $20.
 
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Classifying Your Employees: Who's Who in the Office


Nonprofits need to understand whether their workers are employees, independent contractors, volunteers, or interns. Nonprofits that misclassify an employee as an independent contractor are at tremendous financial risk for back taxes, workers' compensation penalties, and other financial burdens as a result of noncompliance with federal, state, and local employment law, even if the individual in question insisted on being classified as an independent contractor. This webinar explains a nonprofit's obligations to each different type of worker, how to set up each type of relationship properly, and what to do if an individual has been misclassified.

Learning objective: Participants will learn how to differentiate among the different types of workers, and how to create legally compliant relationships with each.

For senior management and human resources professionals. Instructor: Judith Moldover, Senior Staff Attorney






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Developing Bylaws and Conflict of Interest Policies for Charter Schools


All nonprofits, including charter schools, must have a set of bylaws and conflict of interest policy that comply with New York law, including the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act. Charter schools must also comply with additional regulations. This webinar will discuss the legal background for creating a set of bylaws and conflict of interest policy generally, and then discuss the provisions of the law specifically applicable to charter schools, including the General Municipal Law and the Open Meetings Law.

Learning Objective: Participants will be able to make sure their bylaws and conflict of interest policy comply with New York's nonprofit law, as well as laws applicable specifically to charter schools.

For charter school management and Board members.

Presenters: Ciarra Chavarria, Staff Attorney, Lawyers Alliance for New York, and Corey Callahan, Director of Legal Affairs, New York City Charter School Center

Please note that there is no charge for this webinar recording.






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Keeping Up With Recent Governance Law Changes


Even if you updated your organization's bylaws and corporate documents when New York's nonprofit law changed in 2014, recent additional changes to the law mean that you should be updating your bylaws and conflicts policies once again, and taking advantage of some newly clarified governance rules. After reviewing highlights of earlier changes to the nonprofit law, we will describe the latest amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act that became effective in spring 2017. Particular attention will be given to the governance of nonprofit housing organizations, however the webinar will be useful for all nonprofits.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to make sure their bylaws and conflict of interest policy comply with the latest changes to New York's nonprofit law - including a few changes that will make it easier for the Board to operate.

For executive directors, senior staff, and board members.

Presenters: Hedwig O'Hara, Senior Staff Attorney; and Mary Burner, Staff Attorney






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Negotiating and Understanding Fiscal Sponsorship Agreements


This webinar provides an overview of fiscal sponsorship, which allows a non-tax-exempt organization to fundraise and operate under the umbrella of a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization which acts as the fiscal sponsor. Topics covered include fiscal sponsorship structuring options, the advantages and disadvantages of fiscal sponsorships, and common legal issues in such arrangements.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to understand the purpose of and possible structures for fiscal sponsorship arrangements. With this understanding, participants will be able to assess whether entering into a fiscal sponsorship - either as the fiscal sponsor or as the sponsored organization - is right for the organization.

For those interested in structuring a fiscal sponsorship, whether as the sponsor or sponsored organization.

Presenters: Elizabeth Perez, Legal Director; and Ciarra Chavarria, Staff Attorney