Legal Clinic: Bylaws Review

in partnership with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (Apply by July 3rd)

Application Deadline: July 3, 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 Katten on July 11 from 11AM-2PM CT, including lunch, for an in-person bylaws clinic. Each organization will be paired with an attorney(s) from Katten 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,
  • Both a board member and a staff leader must attend in-person on July 11, 
  • 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 Katten for acceptance in the clinic. Once your application has been approved by both LCA and Katten, we will notify you about the location, etc. Please block off the time for the clinic on your staff and board member attendee’s calendar immediately.


About Katten:

The lawyers that companies need today think like business people first and foremost.

Our attorneys really understand your business and approach the law with a commercial sense —to get the deal done or the case resolved. We provide strategic and creative solutions, but offer pragmatic advice that keeps your business objectives top-of-mind. And we forge collegial and collaborative partnerships with our clients to help their businesses succeed. That is why companies hire Katten.

Our philosophy remains centered around the same principles that guided the firm’s founding: A desire to be nimble, strategic, creative and client-centric. Most importantly, a desire to be different.