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CLE Accredited Live Webinar (for newly admitted and experienced attorneys only): Incorporation and Tax Exemption

Getting a new nonprofit organization off to the right start can mean the difference between success and failure, and the guidance of legal counsel during this time can make all the difference. This CLE webinar, designed for attorneys interested in working with New York nonprofits, will go step-by-step through the process of incorporating in New York State and applying for federal tax-exempt status. Attention will be given to the benefits and obligations of incorporation and tax-exempt status including reporting requirements, the role of board members, and the limitations on lobbying and political activities.

Presenter: Ciarra Chavarria, Staff Attorney, and Elizabeth Wytock, Staff Attorney

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. 

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If you have questions about this webinar, please send an email to [email protected]


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 transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

The experienced staff attorneys at Lawyers Alliance are proud to share their substantive and practical knowledge about nonprofit legal issues as an integral part of our staff-supported pro bono program. Our CLE program is one of the many ways that Lawyers Alliance adds value, including by conducting client outreach and screening, providing educational services such as webinars, legal alerts, and responding to resource calls. Lawyers Alliance staff take time and resources to bring these services to our volunteers and clients. We hope you’ll consider making a donation to support this important work.