Legal Clinic: Bylaws Review

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023 – (The event is free but organizations must apply, and be accepted to attend)

Are your nonprofit’s bylaws up to date with current Illinois law? 

Did you know that if your board makes a decision that is not in compliance with your bylaws, a court can set aside that decision?

Learn about best practices and tune up your bylaws with Lawyers for the Creative Arts. 

Join LCA and attorneys from DLA Piper on April 20 from 11AM-2PM CT, including lunch, for an in-person bylaws clinic. Each organization will be paired with an attorney(s) from DLA Piper to work through and amend their nonprofit’s bylaws and will walk away with an updated document and instructions on how to ratify their new bylaws.  

Application Requirements:

  • Applicant  must be incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Illinois for at least 2 years and be in Good Standing with the state of Illinois,
  • A board member and a staff leader must attend in-person on December 12, 
  • The organization’s budget for FY2022 may not exceed $750,000,  
  • The organization must have bylaws, and 
  • The organization’s board must meet at least quarterly.

Upon receipt of your application and determination of eligibility, LCA will contact you. At that point, we will provide the application to DLA Piper for acceptance in the clinic. Once your application has been approved by both LCA and DLA Piper, we will notify you about the location, etc. Please block off the time for the clinic on your calendar immediately.

About DLA Piper:

DLA Piper Pro Bono – Courage. Compassion. Commitment.

DLA Piper’s pro bono mission is to pursue justice in our communities and around the world by advancing gender and racial equality, advocating for children, and combating hunger. DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. In certain jurisdictions, this information may be considered attorney advertising.

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