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Nonprofit Organizations Committee: Conference Call on December 17

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The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation:

Updates by the California Attorney General’s Office
December 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Updates by the California Attorney General’s Office.”  Topics that will be covered include:  Overview of the Attorney General’s Oversight, Discussion on Registration and Reporting by Charities and Fundraisers, and Enforcement Actions (Civil and Administrative Actions).  If you have questions or topics that you would like to be addressed, please send your topics and questions to before 5:00pm on Thursday, December 10, 2020 and we will forward them to Tania M. Ibanez.

The program will be presented by Tania M. Ibanez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Attorney General who is in charge of the Charitable Trust Section of the California Attorney General’s Office.  Ms. Ibanez supervises the work of the Registry of Charitable Trusts located in Sacramento where charities and fundraisers are required to register and file annual reports.  Ms. Ibanez also directs the work of the auditors and attorneys and approves all litigation initiated by the Charitable Trust Section.  The Charitable Trust Section investigates and litigates legal and administrative actions for registration and reporting violations, deceptive solicitation and misrepresentation in public filings, and seeks penalties and damages for loss of charitable assets through fraud, diversion, self-dealing transactions, excessive compensation, waste and mismanagement.  With over 30 years of litigation experience, Ms. Ibanez is the Attorney General’s technical expert on charitable trust enforcement actions and probate litigation.  Ms. Ibanez also approves and evaluates all proposed statutes and regulations pertaining to charities and fundraisers and provides advice and technical assistance to the Attorney General on policy topics involving charities, charitable trustees and nonprofit hospitals. As Senior Assistant, Ms. Ibanez also oversees the publication of training and educational guides to advise and educate the public about the Attorney General’s regulatory role and the issues affecting charities and fundraisers.  She is a frequent guest speaker at conferences addressing charity issues.

Following the presentation, the Nonprofit Organizations Committee will continue our regular meeting with announcements, updates, and discussion topics of interest to nonprofit organization attorneys.

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Meeting ID: 921 0270 3274
Passcode: CLANPO

We will have BOTH audio and video on Zoom for this meeting.   If you prefer to get audio by phone, call 1 669-900 6833, and enter the meeting ID above.  For phone instructions for Zoom, see here.  Written materials may be sent separately prior to the meeting. 

For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Committee and its programs, please contact Committee Chair Corinne Gartner ( or Vice-Chair, Programs Louis E. Michelson (

*This program has been approved for 1 hour of general MCLE credit by the California Community Foundation.  The California Lawyers Association is not the provider of this MCLE credit

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Become an official member of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee!  The CLA Business Law Section is accepting applications online here.  Applicants must be Business Law Section members who have been admitted to the California Bar for at least five years. 

Upcoming meeting dates: 

  • Jan. 21, 2021, 10am.  Topic Charitable Crowd Funding
  • Feb. 18, 2021, 10am Topic Data Privacy Issues for Nonprofits (Tentative)
  • Mar. 18, 2021, 10am Topic Update from the California Secretary of State’s Office (Tentative)
  • Apr. 15, 2021, 10am Topic TBD
  • May 20, 2021, 10am Topic TBD
  • Jun. 17, 2021, 10am Topic TBD
  • July 15, 2021, 10am Topic TBD
  • Aug 19, 2021, 10am Topic TBD

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