Ethical Issues in the Representation of Nonprofit Organizations

Published by Mecklenburg County Bar


This CLE session discusses ethical issues that arise (and are sometimes overlooked) in the representation of nonprofit organizations, including pro bono representation of nonprofits. We will discuss the importance of engagement letters detailing the attorney-client relationship and the scope of representation. Consideration will be given to the approval of any professional fees when the attorney also serves as a member of the nonprofit’s board of directors. Other issues related to attorney service on a nonprofit board including malpractice coverage, the attorney-client privilege, and statutory immunity for unpaid directors also will be discussed. The views and opinions are not necessarily those of the 26th Judicial District Bar.

Dianne Chipps Bailey
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Originally Published

January 19, 2011

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Ethical Issues in the Representation of Nonprofit Organizations (NCSB# 24) - Video

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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