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Not-for-profit Law – Tips & Traps for Commercial Lawyers

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Not-for-profit Law – Tips & Traps for Commercial Lawyers

Date & TimeTBC
Format Lunchtime Learning, Webinar
Price

Member

$110.00

Non-Member

$150.00

CPD Units 2
  • Professional Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

Understanding the nuances of advising charities and not-for-profit organisations, their unique operational challenges and how to navigate issues in this area of law when things go wrong are key skills in your professional toolkit. 

Especially developed for commercial lawyers, don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your knowledge and expertise in this area and connect with leading practitioners in the field of charities and not for profit law. 

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Not-for-profit Law – Tips & Traps for Commercial Lawyers - Monday 31 May
    • 11:50 AM Webinar Launch
      The webinar will launch ten minutes before the event begins. It is recommended that you log in a few minutes early to test your settings and familiarise yourself with webinar features.
    • 12:00 PM Opening & Welcome
      Chair: Derek Mortimer, Principal, DF Mortimer & Associates
    • 12:05 PM Keynote Session | Charity Lawyer: The chrysalis emerges

      Charity Law is emerging as a discipline in itself to match the professionalism and economic importance of the charity sector in the Australian community.

      In this session, Murray Baird will discuss the emergence of the charity lawyer and how the commercial lawyer can adapt to the nuances of the work in this sector.

      High-level overview session covering the distinctive factors of the NFP sector and how the commercial lawyer can adapt to the nuances of the work in this sector.

      Speaker: Murray Baird, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

    • 12:35 PM Key Updates in Charities & Not-for-profit Law

      Topics covered:

      • Income tax exemption of sporting clubs
      • Directors’ and officers’ duties and implications
      • Other recent decisions

      Speaker: Victor Hamit, Principal, Wentworth Lawyers

    • 1:00 PM Short Break
    • 1:05 PM Case Study Discussion: Tips and traps when a charity or not-for-profit goes wrong

      In this interactive panel session, Derek Mortimer, principal of Derek Mortimer & Associates will facilitate a scenario-based discussion with our panellists addressing a selection of challenging issues for charities and not for profits and practical steps you can take to navigate through them.

      Issues to be covered include:

      • What to do when the executive arm of the organisation does not keep the board properly informed – how to proceed
      • PBI status – options to consider when an organisation’s application for PBI status is denied

      Panellists:

      • Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, Barrister
      • Jonathan Green, Moores Legal
      • Steven Sapountsis, Special Counsel, Lewis Holdaway Lawyers

      Chair: Derek Mortimer, Principal, Derek Mortimer & Associates

    • 2:00 PM Webinar Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Interested in sitting on the board of your local footy club?

    Charities and not-for-profit organisations such as sporting clubs today operate in an environment where they’re competing against their for-profit counterparts within a dynamic and changing regulatory landscape.

    As a commercial lawyer, understanding the nuances of advising charities and not-for-profit organisations, their unique operational challenges and how to navigate issues in this area of law when things go wrong are key skills in your professional toolkit. 

    Especially developed for commercial lawyers, don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your knowledge and expertise in this area and connect with leading practitioners in the field of charities and not for profit law. 

  • Presenters

    Speakers:

    Murray Baird, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

    Victor Hamit, Principal, Wentworth Lawyers

    Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, Barrister

    Jonathan Green, Moores Legal

    Steven Sapountsis, Special Counsel, Lewis Holdaway Lawyers

     

    Chair: Derek Mortimer, Principal, DF Mortimer & Associates

     

  • Registration, Pricing & Webinar Information

    Registration Details

    Online registrations close 12 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on phone 03 9607 9473 or email register@liv.asn.au.

    Full Pricing Details

    Standard member price: $110
    Accredited Specialist/CLC/Tarwirri/Young Lawyer member price: $75
    Non-member price: $150

    Webinar Details

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