Reach Out: Pro Bono Assistance for Nonprofits is a collaborative effort of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel - America (NEOACCA); the Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter; and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), all of which have teamed up to develop and provide valuable law-related education and pro bono legal assistance to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio whose missions focus on community service and who demonstrate financial need.
Nonprofits face many of the same complexities as commercial businesses, and sometimes more, but often lack resources. A series of free educational seminars will provide nonprofit leaders with information on various legal issues of importance to their organizations. Please visit the tab marked "For Nonprofits" for details and for the criteria for nonprofit eligibility.
Please join us March 29, 2012 for "Fundamentals of Nonprofit Governance." The educational seminar for nonprofits and lawyers will be held from 4:30-7:15 p.m. at the CMBA offices. Click here for a flyer for the March 29 seminar, or see below for the full 2012 Calendar.
For a downloadable brochure outlining the Reach Out: Pro Bono Assistance for Nonprofits program, please click here.
Reach Out Educational Seminars are designed to provide important legal information related to nonprofit management. Nonprofit leaders are encouraged to attend each seminar and participate in the brief advice clinics that follow. Attorneys will receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit for attendance at the educational seminar, which is free with participation in the clinic to follow.
All FREE Educational Seminars will be held at the offices of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association:
1301 East Ninth Street
Galleria - Second Level
Cleveland, OH 44114
4:00-4:30 p.m. Registration
4:30-6:00 p.m. Topic Discussion (1.5 hr. CLE credit)
6:15-7:15 p.m. Consultations/Brief Advice
March 29, 2012 - Nonprofits click here to register; Attorneys click here. For a flyer detailing this seminar, click here.
- Fundamentals of Nonprofit Governance - Speakers John C. Goheen, Esq. and Jennifer L. Adams, Esq., both of Ulmer & Berne LLP
April 19, 2012
- Contract Basics
- Real Estate Challenges
July 19 , 2012
- Employment Law Primer for Nonprofits
- Intellectual Property Law Tips for Nonprofits
October 25, 2012
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Privacy and Data Protection