Upcoming Nonprofit Workshops
The following is a list of legal workshops offered by Texas C-BAR. This list will be updated from time to time as new workshops are developed. For information about registration, please see the description following each workshop. For more information about any of these workshops or to request a workshop if
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2013 NONPROFIT LAW INSTITUTE
It is essential that non-profit staff and board members have access to legal information on issues that may affect their organizations. Legal counsel who advise non-profits need to stay up-to-date on recent developments and issues facing their clients.
The United Way Nonprofit Connection is pleased to partner with Houston Young Lawyers/HYLA to present the biennial Nonprofit Law Institute. Featuring top attorneys addressing critical legal issues, the Nonprofit Law Institute will provide tremendous value for participants.
The 2013 program will feature these important topics:
Don’t miss this chance to build your legal knowledge and minimize the risks that can result from ignorance of proper practice. Bring your questions and be prepared to get full benefit from the 2013 Nonprofit Law Institute.
Do contracts sometimes confuse you?
Do you have difficulties managing your workforce and concerns about your obligations as an employer?
Do you wonder about best practices for governing your organization?
You are not alone.
Nonprofits are faced with myriad responsibilities, obligations, and liabilities arising from federal, state, and local sources. This seminar will focus on three main topics: running your organization by the books, learning what is included in a contract and why, and the basics of employment law.
Please review the brochure for the workshop agenda.
To register, go to: http://goo.gl/iMkHl
Hurry—registration closes May 31, 2013.
The 2013 Pfizer Strategic Legal Thinking Series: Austin, Houston, Dallas
Gala dinners, walk-a-thons, local and national service days, concerts, conferences and other special events can raise funds and increase awareness and excitement for your organization’s work. They are also helpful strategy to recognize existing donors and reach additional supporters. Hosting a successful special event – one that meets your participation and financial goals – requires significant time, energy and planning, as well as a careful consideration of relevant legal issues.
This Strategic Legal Thinking seminar will review the legal issues that your organization may face in connection with its next special events. Your organization will need to know the state requirements that apply to organizations that solicit donations in connection with the event or hold gaming activities such as raffles and casino nights. It should understand the IRS rules for when participants may claim a tax deduction for cash or in-kind gifts made in connection with the event, and when and how you can recognize event sponsors without running afoul of IRS rules. It will discuss the compensation, contract and other legal questions your organization may encounter when dealing with employees, contractors or special event volunteers. The seminar will cover these topics and present information about how to help ensure that nothing happens that could cause liability for your organization. We also will hear from an experienced nonprofit executive about some of the practical issues that arise in connection with planning and hosting special events.
Note: This program is part of the Pfizer Strategic Legal Thinking Series. It will be held by interactive videoconference in the Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices of DLA Piper law firm.
Admission is free but registration is required by email no later than March 28th.
Intellectual Property & Social Media
Protecting Your Work: Intellectual Property Basics for Artists and Creative Types
It will cover basic legal issues surrounding trademarks, copyrights (including works for hire), trade secrets, and patents; as well as, how to enforce your rights to your protected works. You will also receive a practical "guided tour" through state and federal trademark applications and copyright registration.
WHEN: Thursday September 27, 2012
Special thanks to Wells Fargo for supporting Texas C-BAR workshops.
Other Workshops Offered by Texas C-BAR
Keep your eye on this page to learn when these workshops will be offered next.
How to Clear Title to Land: A Primer for Nonprofit Community Development Corporations
This workshop will provide an overview of pre-foreclosure and post-foreclosure processes available to help nonprofits clear title to land for development as affordable housing. This presentation will include information on a Texas statute which provides a special remedy for nonprofits to clear title when all the heirs to property cannot be found. This workshop is a must attend for any nonprofit trying to develop land for affordable housing.
Nonprofit directors, staff, and board members are encouraged to attend this workshop to understand how to impact public policy without losing tax-exempt status.