Upcoming Dates

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.

Contact:  goodcounselbook@gmail.com

 

 

Past Dates

Scarsdale NY

email goodcounselbook@gmail.com for invitation and details.

 

Paul Hastings NYC NY

lunchtime talk for summer associates at NYC law firm.

Weil Gotshal & Manges NYC NY

Good Counsel author Lesley Rosenthal speaks with summer associates at the New York law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges about meeting the legal needs of nonprofits.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Washington DC
Price: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/cle/showEventDetail.cfm?ID=266

"General Counsel Roundtable” panel at the Georgetown Law conference on Representing and Managing Nonprofits.  “Defining the Role of the GC, Common Board Governance Issues, and Effective Risk Management.  Panelists are the GC of Lincoln Center, the GC of the Soros Foundation, and the GC of the MacArthur Foundation.

Erie County Bar Association Buffalo NY
Price: $65 registration fee includes Good Counsel, an $80 value

Advising Nonprofits about Corporate Governance and Compliance, Erie County Bar Association, 438 Main Street, Sixth Floor, Buffalo, NY  14202

(1.5 CLE credits, including 1.0 Practice Skill and .5 Ethics)

Many attorneys would like to assist their favorite charity—but they don’t know how. Or they may be serving on the board of a nonprofit but are not clear about their roles. This MCLE program on Friday, March 30, from 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., will empower lawyers to initiate and strengthen their relationships with charities. The program is of particular interest to lawyers with corporate or transactional background, or any counsel who are involved with nonprofits in their professional or community activities. It is hoped that attendees will use the information to launch or enhance their engagement with a needy nonprofit in New York. Learn how familiar concepts of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty translate into the nonprofit context; become familiar with annual informational filing requirements; see how modern hallmarks of good corporate governance - audit committee charters, conflict of interest policies, executive compensation rules, whistleblower policies, document retention policies, independent counsel, board independence and more—are helping nonprofits better realize their mission to do the public good.

This program is the Buffalo area launch event of Charity Corps: Lawyers Helping Nonprofits, a new joint initiative between the NYSBA and the State Attorney General’s Office.   Attendees will receive a copy of Lesley Rosenthal’s bestselling new book, Good Counsel:  Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (John Wiley & Sons), an $80 value, as part of the $65 registration fee. 

Moderated by:  
Lesley Rosenthal, General Counsel, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Chair, Charity Corps:  Lawyers Helping Nonprofits

Panelists: 
Jason Lilien, Chief, Charities Bureau, NYS Attorney General's Office
James Magavern, Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Martha Buyer, Law Offices of Martha Buyer, PLLC

Co-sponsored by the States Attorney General's Office

Cambridge MA 02138
Price: free to students of Harvard College & Harvard Law School
Corporate Counsel for a Cause: Career Perspectives from Nonprofit General Counsel Lesley Rosenthal ’89, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
 
WHEN Monday, March 5, 2012, 12 – 1pm
WHERE Wasserstein 4063
EVENT TYPE Discussions
SPONSOR OPIA
CONTACT E-MAIL opia@law.harvard.edu
NOTE

Students interested in career paths in-house, in arts & entertainment law, and/or at nonprofits are encouraged to attend this talk by Lesley Rosenthal ’89, VP and General Counsel at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D98907678

New York NY Philippa Loengard ‎[loengard@law.columbia.edu]‎
Price: free to students of Columbia Law School

Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits - Good Counsel author Lesley Rosenthal speaks with law students and grads – 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs and alums – about working as a lawyer in the nonprofit sector.  Remarks focus on the types of legal, governance and compliance issues that arise in nonprofit organizations, and how to prepare oneself to establish a career and serve effectively.  A little "mythbusting" along the way about what it means to serve nonprofits' legal needs keeps things lively. 

890 Broadway (19th/20th Sts), 5th fl. New York NY 10003
Price: SOLD OUT

Good Counsel with Lesley Rosenthal
Lesley Rosenthal, General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and author of the bestselling new book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits, will provide a plain-English overview of legal issues commonly faced by nonprofit arts organizations. With actionable work plans, glossaries and case studies, the talk will empower audience members to: energize the boardroom with role clarity and trustee engagement; boost fundraising activities; negotiate contracts that serve the organization’s best interests; support a committed workforce with sound employment policies; strengthen the organization’s name and protect its good works and more. 

3400 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA 215.898.0459
Price: free to students of U. Penn Law School

Fri. Feb. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - U. Penn Law School hosts a lunch-time talk by Good Counsel author Lesley Rosenthal to address the interests of students in public sector programs.  www.law.upenn.edu

For further information contact:

Arline Rivera Finkelstein

Assistant Dean & Executive Director

Toll Public Interest Center

University of Pennsylvania Law School

arfinkel@law.upenn.edu

(215) 898-0459

810 Seventh Avenue or www.pli.edu NYC NY 212 824 5700
Price: www.pli.org

Tue. Feb. 14, NYC - Practising Law Institute's Advising Nonprofits 2012.  As the environment in which nonprofit organizations operate becomes increasingly complex and attention to proper corporate governance becomes ever more important, attorneys who advise nonprofits and their boards of directors or are contemplating board service themselves must be aware of both the legal norms governing their conduct and the public perceptions of charitable activities.  www.pli.edu

1350 Broadway (35th Street) in suite 1801 New York NY 212-502-4191
Price: www.npccny.org

Weds. Feb. 8, NYC - Nonprofit executives, staff and board members are invited by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee to learn about the most common legal, governance and compliance issues facing nonprofits. This plain-English program is designed especially for nonprofit leaders who want to know more about the legal context in which their organizations operate. THIS PROGRAM WILL LIKELY SELL OUT - REGISTER NOW.

Book available for purchase on-site or at Amazon.com.  www.npccny.org

1311 Miller Drive Coral Gables FL USA (305) 284-2668
Price: free to students and alum of U. Miami Law School

Mon. Feb. 6, Miami, FL - Students and alumni of University of Miami Law School learn about the legal needs of nonprofits and how to land a law job in the nonprofit sector. Book available for purchase on-site or at Amazon.com.

More information available from:

Karen E. Warren, Esq.

Associate Director, Career Development Office

University of Miami School of Law

1311 Miller Drive, Suite A112

Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Phone: (305) 284-2668

 

1335 Ave of the Americas New York NY USA
Price: http://www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Events1&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=59102

Thu. Jan. 26, 8:30-10 am - NYC - Training session for attorneys who would like to use their legal knowledge to assist their favorite charity. This program is the launch event of Charity Corps: Lawyers Helping Nonprofits, a new joint initiative between the NYS Bar Association and the State Attorney General's Office. All attendees will receive a copy of Lesley Rosenthal's Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (John Wiley & Sons 2012), an $80 value, as part of the registration fee.  www.nysba.org/charitycorps

Bloomfield Hills MI USA goodcounselbook@gmail.com
Price: request invitation from goodcounsel@gmail.com

Mon. Jan. 16 - Bloomfield Hills, MI - Detroit/Ann Arbor/Bloomfield Hills area private book signing and launch event - contact goodcounselbook@gmail.com for details and invitation. 

8430 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood CA 90069 US
Price: http://www.itsmyseat.com//events/158344.html

Fri. Jan. 13, 2012 - West Hollywood, CA - Counsel of the Year awards luncheon honoring Lesley Rosenthal for Excellence in Arts Law, co-hosted by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Attendees receive a copy of her book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (Wiley & Sons 2012).  Tickets are available at http://www.itsmyseat.com//events/158344.html

61 W 62nd St. New York NY 10023 USA
Price: www.itsmyseat.com/amec

Weds. Jan. 11, 2012 - NYC - Counsel of the Year awards dinner honoring Lesley Rosenthal for Excellence in Arts Law, co-hosted by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Attendees receive a copy of her book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (Wiley & Sons 2012) Tickets are available at www.itsmyseat.com/amec