Lawyers Alliance helps advocacy organizations with business and transactional law matters, understanding laws on lobbying and political activity, and legislation. The Advocacy Initiative strengthens the public policy impact of the nonprofit sector.

Clients include nonprofit organizations that promote civic participation and public policy discussion, advocate for legislative initiatives affecting low-income individuals and families and the organizations that serve them, promote racial and immigrant justice, provide technical assistance, foster community organizing, and otherwise engage in or support nonprofit advocacy.

In addition, Lawyers Alliance engages in advocacy at the city, state, and federal levels on core issues affecting the nonprofit sector and in our five program priority areas.


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Read Lawyers Alliance's Legal Alerts on advocacy issues here.

Read Lawyers Alliance's recent testimony and other advocacy documents:

  • New York Lobbying Compliance Resources for Nonprofit Organizations (November 21, 2019)
    Legal Alert

  • Comprehensive New York State Lobbying Regulations Take Effect in January 2019 (November 8, 2018)
    Legal Alert

  • New York State Lobbying Disclosure Rules for Coalitions (November 8, 2018)
    Legal Alert

  • How Do New York State Lobbying Disclosure Rules Apply to Social Media? (November 8, 2018)
    Legal Alert

  • Obligations of Directors, Officers, and Managers of Organizations That Register to Lobby (November 8, 2018)
    Legal Alert

  • Nonprofit Organizations and Legislative Lobbying FAQs - updated (November 2, 2018)

  • The Legislature Should Remove the State Tax on Nonprofits' Commuter Benefits Imposed by the Federal Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2017 (May 11, 2018)
    Fact Sheet

  • Lawyers Alliance Comments on Proposed New York State Lobbying Regulations (October 13, 2017)

  • Advocacy Coalition Agreements (September 25, 2017)
    Legal Alert

  • 501(c)(3) Organizations Can Support or Oppose Ballot Measures But Must Comply with IRS Limits and Campaign Finance Rules (August 2017)
    Legal Alert

  • Nonprofit Organizations Can Speak Out About Controversial Government Actions (January 31, 2017)
    Legal Alert

  • Tips for Public Charities That Make Grants to Advocacy Groups (October 26, 2016)
    Legal Alert

  • Advocacy Nonprofits Should Be Aware of Potential New Disclosure Obligations (August 10, 2016 and October 5, 2016)
    Legal Alert - for Nonprofits
    Legal Alert - for Attorneys

  • Lobbying Compliance Checklist (June 9, 2014)