At some point during its life cycle, every nonprofit has a need for legal counsel. Often times this occurs when the organization is about to sign its first lease – and realizes that an attorney should review the document. Other times, they may be contacted by an attorney representing a disgruntled client, employee, partner, or in some bizarre cases just people walking in front of their building who tripped.
Since every organization needs to speak with an attorney at some point, I asked Rachel Spears to join us on the show today. She is the Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership Atlanta, which connects volunteer attorneys with Georgia nonprofits in need of pro bono legal services.
As part of our conversation, we discussed:
- The dangers of relying on your board attorney member for advice on legal matters
- The three greatest legal issues that nonprofits face today
- Why organizations should secure legal counsel instead of navigating legal matters alone
- How organizations outside of Georgia can find pro bono legal counsel
- How to be a pro bono client that lawyers want to help
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