Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nonprofit Programs at the ABA Annual Meeting

Below is a listing of the nonprofit and philanthropy related programs at this week's ABA Annual meeting in Chicago:

Thursday, July 30; 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Law Firm Legal Aid: International Humanitarian Opportunity or Lost Year?; Picasso, Bronze Level, West Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago

The storm of the economic crises continues to rain heavily on law firms across the country. Layoffs, delayed start dates for new associates, furloughs for current associates. Many law firm associates have turned to the nonprofit world for opportunities to do pro bono work until the clouds pass. For many local and international NGOs, the interest in pro bono work has been overwhelming. What are the challenges associated with preparing attorneys for international non-profit assignments? Are these opportunities being offered to a diverse pool of attorneys or a select few? What is the competitive impact on established non-profit lawyers? How will NGOs cope with the end to this "boom" in available talent when the economy turns around? How will this affect attorney career development, and what are the challenges associated with reintegrating? This program will examine these questions and the broader ramifications of the economic crisis on the legal profession.

Saturday, August 1; 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Unique Aspects of Representing Religious Organizations; Sheraton Ballroom I, Level 4, Sheraton Chicago

Do you represent a church, synagogue, temple or other religious organization? Are you aware of the unique legal protections and exceptions that apply particularly to religious organizations? Expert practitioners will discuss representing religious organizations regarding land use and zoning, entity structuring tort litigation and more. Presented by: Committee on Nonprofit Organizations Speakers: Eric Rassbach, Washington, D.C.; Lisa A. Runquist, Northridge, California; James A. Serritella, Chicago, Illinois; Chair: Patrick Sternal, Northridge, California

Saturday, August 1; 4:30 – 5:30 pm; Nonprofit Governance; Parlor E, Level 3, Sheraton Chicago; Corporate Governance; Co-chairs: Michael E. Malamut, Boston, Massachusetts and John Stout, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Sunday, August 2; 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; Model Nonprofit Corporation Act; Tennessee Room, Level 2, Sheraton Chicago; Nonprofit Organizations; Chair: Lawrence J. Beaser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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