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Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

If you are attending remotely, deadline to register is Monday, September 5. 

In person attendance can register in advance or at the door.  Don't forget your bag lunch!

Attorneys are often sought out to be Directors and Officers for nonprofit organizations because they bring special skills – superior reasoning, advanced schooling, special expertise, attention to detail, and (of course) the THOUGHT of free legal advice.  But, attorneys serving on nonprofit Boards can be fraught with ethical and practical pitfalls, and, like Marvel Comics, “with great power comes great responsibility.”

Jenn Urban will address common questions and issues, like:

-      Can serving on a Board of a nonprofit corporation get you on the ethical hot seat?
-      Who is your Client?
-      Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties
-      Confidentiality v. Disclosure
-      Excessive Compensation and Self-Dealing Concerns
-      When the Attorney Must Resign
-      Other Practical Considerations

This is a presentation of the Business Law Section’s Nonprofit Corporations Committee brown bag lunch series.  We will meet at the MSBA offices at Noon.  Bring your own lunch.  Water and soft drinks will be provided.


Jenn Urban, Legal for Good, PLLC

CLE Credit:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit approved | Event code: 223889  


Business Law Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the Business Law Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2016):  Free

Join the Business Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Business Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for free. Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Jennifer Carter to register for this meeting at no charge.  

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available. Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  The instructions will be sent by e-mail on Tuesday, September 6.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
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Questions? Contact  Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

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