Business Law

Nonprofit Organizations Committee: Conference Call on January 16, 2020

The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is excited to announce its presentation of:

Ethical Issues and Pitfalls for Non-Profit Boards and Their Advisors
January 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Ethical Issues and Pitfalls for Non-Profit Boards and Their Advisors.”  Our presenters are Carol A. Bradford, Elizabeth Bluestein and Louis E. Michelson.  The following topics will be discussed:  Who is the Client? Avoiding the Representation of Adverse Interests; Payment of Fees by Third Party and Competency and Independent Judgment.  This presentation was recently given by the presenters at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the California Lawyers Association in Monterey, California.

Elizabeth Bluestein is Executive Director and Clinical Professor for the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic.  Carol A. Bradford is Senior Counsel and Charitable Advisor at the California Community Foundation and served as Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee.  Louis E. Michelson is a nonprofit lawyer and is Immediate Past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee.

This presentation will be accessible via conference call, which is free and open to the public.  The conference call can be accessed at the following dial-in number starting at 10:00 a.m.:

Dial-in: (855) 520-7605
Passcode: 7547908615#

The program may also be accessed via the following link to Zoom; to hear the conference call, please use the above dial-in number (not the Zoom audio).  The powerpoint presentation will be provided prior to the meeting.

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Meeting ID: 473 207 711
No password required

For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Law Committee and its programs, please contact Barbara Rhomberg ( or Immediate Past Chair Louis E. Michelson (

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

For your reference, the following is the schedule of the upcoming meetings of the Committee:

  • February 20, 2020.  Tania Ibanez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office, Charitable Trusts Section.
  • March 19, 2020.  Corporate Filing Q&A.  Ellen Yamshon, Attorney with the Business Programs Division of the California Secretary of State
  • April 23, 2020 (please note date change) conference call
  • May 21, 2019, Audrey Rowe, CPA, Exempt Organizations and Nonprofits Unit, Franchise Tax Board

This e-bulletin was written by Louis E. Michelson, Immediate Past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee.

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