Learn how to prepare for the potential legal pitfalls of running a nonprofit.
Join the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and discover the ten questions every nonprofit executive or board member should ask in order to identify unknown legal risks to the organization and how to address those risks.
Time: Thursday, April 17 at 10:30am-12:00 pm
Location: Sandy Springs Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Presenter: Rachel Epps Spears, Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Rachel Epps Spears serves as executive director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, an organization that provides free legal assistance to nonprofits that serve low-income individuals and that cannot afford a lawyer. Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta matches eligible nonprofits with volunteer attorneys who can help address the organization’s legal needs. Since taking on its first client in September 2005, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has matched about 600 nonprofit clients with over 1,500 attorney volunteers.
Rachel frequently speaks on legal topics of interest to nonprofits and has presented at conferences for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Prior to joining Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Rachel worked for eight years as an attorney in the public finance department at King & Spalding. An Atlanta native, Rachel graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a degree in political science and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997.
In nine years of advising nonprofits as executive director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Rachel Epps Spears has received many calls from panicked nonprofit executives who just received a scary letter from the IRS, the Department of Labor, a plaintiff’s attorney, or a disgruntled employee. Rachel knows how nonprofits get into trouble and she will use that knowledge to help your organization stay out of trouble in this upcoming class.