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Nonprofit Organizations Committee eBulletin: Updates by the California Attorney General’s Office

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

Updates by the California Attorney General’s Office
February 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic: Updates by the California Attorney General’s Office. Topics that will be covered include: Assembly Bill 488, a new law governing charitable fundraising on internet platforms, regulations that will be proposed soon relating to AB 488, implementation of a registration fee increase and, time permitting, an overview of the Attorney General’s oversight, registration and reporting by charities and fundraisers, and enforcement actions (Civil and Administrative Actions). 

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.

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

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: 813 6465 8118
Passcode: 123456

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 are being sent separately. 

For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Committee and its programs, please contact Committee Chair Louis E. Michelson (

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

This e-bulletin was written by Louis E. Michelson, Vice-Chair, Programs.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • Mar 17, 2022 10 am, How to Maintain Your Client Trust Account to Efficiently Run Your Practice AND Avoid Bar Discipline (Ethics Credit), Hratch J. Karakachian and Kneave Riggall
  • Apr 21, 2022 10 am, What Charities Should Do Before Fundraising Across State Lines, Lewis Kinard
  • May 19, 2022 10 am, Don’t Panic – It’s Just an IRS Audit: Guidelines for being Prepared in Case the IRS Comes Knocking, Sharon Lincoln
  • Jun 16, 2022 10 am, Franchise Tax Board Updates, Audrey Rowe, CPA, Exempt Organizations and Nonprofits Unit
  • Jul 21, 2022 10 am, Welfare Exemption, Sy Nguyen, Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

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