This article speaks about how numerous lawyers practice at legal departments where supporting low-income communities through pro bono assistance is a core value.
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted on the Nonprofit Organizations eGroup addresses term limits for board members or officers in a nonprofit organization.
This Wisdom of the Crowd (ACC member discussion), compiled from responses posted on the Nonprofit Organizations Forum, discusses whether it is common for non-profit entities to refuse to agree to representations & warranties in a contract.
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted on the Nonprofit Organizations and Intellectual Property eGroups, addresses whether an employee can co-own Intellectual Property (IP) created for his/her employer, a nonprofit organization (NPO) in the United States.
This Wisdom of the Crowd (ACC member discussion) addresses legal department staff and structure. This resource was compiled from questions and responses posted on the forum of the Nonprofit Organizations ACC Network.*
This is a sample checklist of key considerations for non-profit organizations who wish to start activities in a new country - such as identifying who can authorize entering a new country and specific activities, and the conditions under which and the resources with which this may be done.
This is a list of resources related to the session.
More and more nonprofits are striving to have a global footprint. Expanding operations across borders poses unique challenges to US-based nonprofits. From opening and closing offices to moving assets, grantmaking, and managing data issues, this session will take a deeper look at the legal and business aspects of managing overseas operations.
This presentation promotes an interactive discussion of the duties and liabilities of directors and officers in the United States, Canada, and other jurisdictions. Of particular interest to in-house counsel in organizations with international operations, the program will focus on rights, liabilities, and other topics of unique importance to directors and officers of your company’s international subsidiaries and affiliates. The duties that are owed, by international directors, to other US-based directors, the corporation, and its shareholders are often scrutinized in the context of change of control transactions, conflict-of-interest disclosure, breach of confidentiality, and insider trading inquiries. The panel and audience will review a number of hypothetical scenarios and consider where conflicts can arise and how they might be proactively managed.
This interactive session will explore the intersection of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and pro bono, with a particular focus on how legal department leaders can develop pro bono programs to complement their companies’ CSR efforts and increase impact.
This panel will explore the emerging issues corporate boards are facing. This innovative program, presented by the National Association of Corporate Directors, will feature independent, non-executive directors of private and Fortune 500 companies. We will discover how the board is grappling with hot issues such as succession planning, board and management dynamics, strategy, performance, risk oversight, shareholder activism, innovation, and competitive disruption. The panelists will provide advice on how the general counsel's office can equip the board to stay ahead of the curve and provide effective oversight with the most cutting-edge governance practices.
The close connections between a corporation and its foundation can put both organizations at risk for inadvertent self-dealing. Take these necessary precautions when making transactions between the related business and the foundation.
Explore ACC's selection of global, regional, and country-focused resources to help in-house counsel navigate legal, business and career issues arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus / 2019-nCov) crisis.
In this article, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is explained in the context of small businesses and non-profits. Resources are available to these sectors impacted by the current crisis.
Changing your governance strategy is hard, let alone adjusting it in the middle of a global pandemic. In this article, in-house counsel will learn how to navigate virtual board meetings and the legal context in which to analyze their governance plans. This article was originally published in May 2020.
Non-profits as well as most businesses in the United States are formulating plans to reopen. In this article, in-house counsel will learn how to consider potential liability risks as their employees return to work. This article was originally published in July 2020.
In this tumultuous landscape, it's important that in-house counsel build strategies to protect the companies. This article answers ten questions regarding events and event planning during Covid-19. This article was originally published in June 2020.
The Australian In-house Legal Counsel Pro Bono Guide, and provides detailed insights for the in-house profession. It includes case studies of pro bono legal services provided by some of Australia’s top organisations and guidance on how to create an effective in-house pro bono program.
This guide builds on a previous 2013 publication.
In this article, in-house counsel can consider this template for model attendee liability waiver and assumption of risk for future association in-person events.
This is a sample Letter of Understanding Contract template (Sub).
This is a sample Memorandum of Understanding template - (Sub Grantee)
This is a sample Memorandum of Understanding template - Prime Grantee.
This is a sample Letter of Understanding Contract template (Prime).
Good business and good lawyering is more than just about making money. In this article, in-house counsel can learn about a peculiar start-up and how they made their mission a success.
The purpose of this article is to highlight the key issues any international non-government organization (NGO) should consider when evaluating their international employment needs, considering expansion into a new region/jurisdiction, or in any other context where employment law may arise.