Lawyers are often approached to serve as directors of nonprofit organizations, which can be a professionally and personally rewarding experience. However, such service often raises both professional and ethical issues for lawyers, and this presentation will discuss related issues such as clarifying the role the lawyer is serving in with respect to the organization and identifying conflicts of interest. The discussion will include real-world experience from Dorsey lawyers that have significant experience of advising and serving as fiduciaries for nonprofit organizations. Attendees will learn:

  • how to conduct their own due diligence on an organization before joining a nonprofit board,
  • strategies for navigating relationships with other board members and the organization,
  • how to identify issues around liability insurance and indemnification, and
  • specific ethical issues for attorneys serving on nonprofit boards.

Bonnie J. Paskvan, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Bill Jonason, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Mackenzie McNaughton, Senior Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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**NOTE: Watching this recording does not allow the user to obtain CLE, CPD, CPE or HR credits.