Board Match Serving on the Board of Directors Non-for-Profit

Getting involved in your community, whether it be the legal community, your hometown or your law school’s alumni board, is important. While volunteering can provide you with an overall feeling of satisfaction and wholeness, it can also help your career. Being active on a volunteer board provides young attorneys the opportunity to network with senior attorneys as well as business executives and potential clients.

This program will give you an overview of how to get involved in public service, as well as expose you to the types of volunteer opportunities that are available now. During the introductory program, a panel of experienced volunteers will detail the opportunities that are available on not-for-profit volunteer boards, benefits of involvement, and educate you about the obligations, expectations, and potential liabilities of serving on a board. 

Get the Know:
- Ethical Considerations of Serving on a Board as a Lawyer
- The Benefits (and Costs) of Serving on A Board 
- What Organizations Look For In and Expect From Board Members: Knowledge, Fundraising and More
- Getting the Most From Your Board Experience
- The Most Frequent Legal Problems Faced by Boards and What the State of Illinois Requires

Panel from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with the following speakers:
  • Jody Adler, Director, Community Law Project
  • Maureen Loughran, Associate, FMS Law Group & Young Professionals Board President,Center for Disability and Elder Law
  • Kevin Kelley, Assistant General Counsel, Chicago Public Schools & Board Member, National Eagle Scout Association and Catholic Lawyer's Guild
  • Matthew Passen, Partner, Passen & Powell & Associate Board Treasurer, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Moderator: Nicholas Standiford, Associate, Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz
Meet ‘n’ Greet from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with Non-Profits that Need You 
After the seminar, the following organizations will be represented at the networking event (confirmed as of 3/27):

American Cancer Society
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Austin Community Family Center
Avenues to Independence
Brain Injury Association of Illinois
Care For Real
Catholic Lawyer's Guild
Community Activism Law Alliance
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Covenant House
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Full Spectrum Features
Illinois Science Council
International Street Dog Foundation
Irish Community Services
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Legal Prep Charter Academy
National Eagle Scout Association
National Immigrant Justice Center
Project: VISION
Red Clay Dance Company
Redtwist Theatre
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Program cost:
CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $0
CBA Member: $10
CBA Government Member: $10
Non-member: $30

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4/9/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Chicago Bar Association 321 S Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES
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