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Section Newsletter Articles on Non-Profit Organizations

Ethics considerations for Illinois attorneys serving on non-profit boards By Dan Ebner Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2015 This article identifies the key ethics rules related to attorneys serving on nonprofit boards, discusses the different roles an attorney-board member can have, and analyzes conflicts issues in detail.
Pay it forward By Patrice Ball-Reed Women and the Law, June 2011 Two examples of communities that have utilized and benefited from the "pay it forward" concept.
Written policies required for non-profits By Donna F. Hartl Federal Taxation, April 2011 A list of written policies that the IRS is asking each tax-exempt organization to disclose this year.
Contradictory changes by P.A. 096-0648 and 096-0649 to Section 107.50 of Not For Profit Corporation Act cause uncertainty By Adam M. Fleming Business and Securities Law, December 2009 On August 24, 2009, Governor Quinn signed Public Acts 96-648 (SB 1285) and 96-649 (SB 1390) into law. P.A. 96-649 is a comprehensive and thoughtful revision to numerous sections of the Illinois General Not For Profit Corporation Act that aspires to streamline the operations of Illinois nonprofits, particularly with respect to electronic voting for officers, directors, or representatives. Its effective date is January 1, 2010.
OAI, Inc. opens “A Place for Change” By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, October 2004 OAI, Inc. is a non-profit workforce development agency founded in 1976. OAI envisions a community where access to education, job training and employment is available to all. OAI believes that extending the opportunity to earn a living wage is a vital step towards creating and sustaining strong communities.
No bottom to the efforts of the bottomless closet By Claire A. Manning Women and the Law, November 2003 Note from the Editors: In each of the succeeding issues of The Catalyst, we hope to profile a not-for-profit organization worthy of the attention, and contribution, of all of us.
Practice tip: Not-for-profit resources By Terrence M. Madsen General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, June 2003 There is an unwritten but well known rule of the profession that every small firm and solo, regardless of their areas of practice, must plan for the day when their best client calls in the middle of the night--or Sunday afternoon--seeking emergency help for a spouse who can't drive sober or a child who shoplifts and is in jail.

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