LINC 2020: A Four-Session CLE Program

Event Description

Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community (LINC) CLE Series

When:  4 Sessions - March 12, March 26, April 2 and April 23
Time:  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for each session
Where:  HCBA, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390, Minneapolis

Lawyers are often called upon to serve on nonprofit boards, and while they bring strong skills in many areas and the desire to make a difference, they may lack the background and formal training needed to contribute effectively as nonprofit volunteer leaders.

The Hennepin County Bar Association has developed the LINC (Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community) program to provide volunteer lawyers with training in nonprofit governance and an introduction to legal issues commonly faced by nonprofits. The skills you acquire from LINC training will be applicable to positions of leadership on nonprofit boards and committees, including associations, faith communities, and community based nonprofits.  The training will not only provide information that every person serving on a nonprofit board should know to uphold his or her fiduciary duties, but also an opportunity to focus on issues that uniquely impact lawyers serving on nonprofit boards.

The program was originally created by the HCBA in 2005. It is offered every other year and over the last 15 years LINC has been honed into an engaging, thorough four-session program. This year we are trying something new and concluding the sessions with a 1-hour Ask a Nonprofit Lawyer session with a panel of our experts. Make sure to keep track of any questions that weren’t answered throughout the sessions, and bring any burning new ones!

This experience is meant for any attorneys that are curious to explore the potential of serving on a nonprofit board or for attorneys that already serve and would like to expand their understanding of the nuances that can be involved when serving as an attorney on a nonprofit board. Participants who attend all four sessions will earn a total of 10 (9 Standard, 1 Ethics) MBCLE credits.

SESSION 1:  Thursday, March 12 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nonprofit Corporate Governance/Role of a Board Member
Ethics of Serving on a Nonprofit Board

SESSION 2:  Thursday, March 26 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overview of the Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations
Restricted Gifts and Endowments

SESSION 3:  Thursday, April 2 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nonprofit Financial Literacy and Competency
Election Year Issues

SESSION 4:  Thursday, April 23 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employment Law for Nonprofits
Ask a Nonprofit Lawyer

CLE Credits:

10 (9 Standard, 1 Ethics) MBCLE credits will be applied for


HCBA Member:  $249.00
Non-HCBA Member:  $399.00

*Non-member cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the event in order to be eligible for a refund. The cost of materials will be deducted from total amount of the refund. Non-members registering for an event fewer than 7 days prior to the event will be ineligible for a refund.

*Remote participaton is not available.

Thanks to the 2020 LINC Program Co-Chairs:
Ann Novacheck , Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
Emmett Robertson , Rubric Legal LLC

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

Deadline to Register: Thursday, March 5, 2020

The HCBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Tram Nguyen via 612-278-6316 or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.


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Thursday, March 12, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Hennepin County Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States