WAACO Is Excited to Announce our
2013 Nonprofit Legal Training Schedule
Payroll Taxes and Withholding: A Webinar Designed To Help Your Nonprofit Understand What It Needs To Know
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Presenters: Marianna Dyson, Miller & Chevalier and Regina Hopkins, Assistant Director, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Progam
This webinar is FREE of charge.
This webinar will discuss in more detail what an employer’s responsibilities are: what penalties the IRS can impose for failure to comply with the withholding rules; when officers and directors can be held personally liable for payroll and income taxes; what an employer can do to avoid problems with the IRS; and what steps it can take to address problems if they happen.
Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/697585881.
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Brown Bag lunch)
Presenter: Judith Andrews, Law Offices of Judith Andrews
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA
This workshop is intended for nonprofit staff and board members to understand the purpose and use of nonprofit organizational bylaws. Participants will learn what the key components of nonprofit organizational bylaws are and how to individualize template bylaws for your own organization.
$25 registration fee. Online registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/322483 or email email@example.com.
“Can We Be Sued?” - Liability Issues for Nonprofits
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:00 – 2:00 pm (Brown Bag Lunch)
Presenter: Peter Smith, Apex Law and
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA
This seminar is for nonprofit board members and staff to learn about what their risk of being sued as a board member or nonprofit organization. All nonprofit board members should understand what their liability exposure is and how minimize it. The question of what type of insurance should a nonprofit have will be addressed. Topics covered will include common liability risks of nonprofits, high risk activities, liability waivers, Directors and Officers insurance and other types of insurance.
Registration fee $25. Online registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/322520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment Law For Nonprofits
May 13, 2012,
Community Foundation of North Central Washington Nonprofit Summit, Campbell’s Resort, Chelan, WA
This training for attorneys and nonprofit leaders will discuss employment law topics relevant to nonprofit organizations. Topics will include: independent contractor vs. employee; "wage and hour" topics that include working with volunteers; and relevant labor law issues, including the use of social media by employees. Gil Sparks and Ernest Radillo of Ogden Murphy Wallace will be the presenters.
Online registration will be available through North Central Washington Community Foundation.
Serving Nonprofits from the Inside (Board Service) and Out (Counsel)
May 23, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Speakers: Judy Andrews, Law Offices of Judith Andrews, Jeanne Marie Clavell, Professional Responsibility Counsel, WSBA, Kirstin Humann Thomson, Stoel Rives, Amy Zimerman, Leaping Dolphins, LLC
One Union Square, The Board Room, 600 University Avenue, Seattle
This seminar will examine the roles and responsibilities of attorneys as both board members and legal counsel of nonprofit organizations. We will explain how to effectively and ethically wear both your board member and your attorney hats, as well as the basics of nonprofit law that every attorney working with nonprofit organizations should know. We will answer the following questions and more.
- · What is your role as an attorney-board member?
- · How can you ensure that the nonprofit you are serving meets all legal requirements to stay healthy and effective?
- · What ethical traps should you avoid as a nonprofit board member or advisor?
3.75 CLE credits, including 2 ethics credits, approval pending. Online registration is not yet available.
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Southwest Youth & Family Services, Seattle
Speakers: Judith Andrews, Law Offices of Judith Andrews and Steve Daschel, Southwest Youth & Family Services
This seminar will explain the fiscal sponsorship relationship between, including when and why a nonprofit organization would enter into a fiscal sponsorship relationship, the key components of that relationship, drafting a fiscal sponsorship agreement, common pitfalls and misunderstandings of fiscal sponsorship agreements. Speakers will share both legal requirements and practical tips on making a successful fiscal sponsorship relationship.
Registration fee $25. Online registration is not yet available. For more information, email email@example.com.
Nuts & Bolts of Representing Nonprofits, Part 2: Maintaining Nonprofits
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Seattle
Speakers: Judith Andrews and Lorri Dunsmore
This seminar will cover corporate, state and federal tax exemption status requirements and issues. Topics will include: fiduciary duties of directors and officers, Charitable Solicitation Act, governance policies, Form 990 reporting, private inurement and private benefit (executive compensation), lobbying and political activities, charitable contribution issues, unrelated business income and other issues. This seminar is ideal for attorneys and nonprofit staff who have already taken WAACO's Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Law seminar or have some experience working with nonprofits.
$80 for WAACO volunteers, $60 for nonprofit leaders; $100 for all others. 2.75 hours of CLE credit approval pending.
Social Media and Intellectual Property for Nonprofits and Businesses
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stoel Rives, 600 University Avenue, 36th Floor, Seattle, WA 98101
This seminar is for nonprofit leaders, business owners and attorneys who have little or no experience in intellectual property law and is intended to provide a basic overview of intellectual property law and common issues involving the use of social media and intellectual property. Topics will include using photos of people on websites and marketing materials, using volunteers to create content for websites, employee’s use of social media and searches on perspective employees, name and trademark issues, negative online reviews, and other issues. Jennifer Jolley, Jolley IP, Michelle Bomberger, Equinox, a, nd Lisa Oratz, Perkins Coie will be the presenters.
$80 for WAACO volunteers; $60 for nonprofit leaders (including public interest attorneys); $100 for all others. 2.75 hours of CLE credit approval pending. Online registration is not yet available.
For more information on any of our trainings, check our website: www.waaco.org; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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