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CLE Accredited Live Webinar (for experienced attorneys only): Helping Nonprofits Make the Most of Election Season: Civic Engagement & Nonpartisan Advocacy Within the Rules

Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Online Webinar

With the 2022 general election 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 racial justice questions that will appear on NYC ballots 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.

Presenter: Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel

NYS CLE credit: This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of one (1.0) credit hour which can be applied toward the professional practice requirement. This program is aimed at current and prospective Lawyers Alliance volunteers, and free for interested attorneys.

Registration: Please click here to register. An e-mail will be sent prior to the event with instructions on how to view the webinar.

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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.

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