Good Counsel author Lesley Rosenthal offers a conference talk about the legal needs of nonprofits. The session provides a compact and personable overview of the business law issues that typically arise, distilling corporate law, contracts, tax, real estate, marketing, fundraising, copyright/trademark and employment law in the nonprofit context, all with plenty of humor and story-telling. The talk is highly relevant for nonprofit executives, trustees and activists who are vaguely aware that their work has a legal context and want to know more. It's also invaluable for lawyers who want to help their favorite nonprofit but don't know how. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, the talk and its companion book, Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), is the first-of-its-kind comprehensive roadmap by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit.
The talk can be modified to address groups of nonprofit executives, trustees, bar association groups or a combined audience, providing a forum to forge new relationships between organizations and lawyers who can help meet their legal needs.