Career Pathways: Non-Profit Organizations

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Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Law is an area of the law that considers the laws affecting these legal structures.  Attorneys working in this area may handle matters related to the formation, organization, governance, tax exempt status, and dissolution of these entities.  A nonprofit organization may retain an attorney to provide advice on daily operations and decisions concerning the organization.  A nonprofit and charitable organizations law attorney can help clients navigate the laws and regulations that govern this area in order to help secure benefits and limit liabilities for the organization.    

For additional information on Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Law, see: ABA Business Law Section (NonProfit Organizations Committee).

 

Job Types Typical Duties
Federal Agencies
  • Assist clients in forming a nonprofit or charitable organization.
  • Assist clients in selecting a legal structure.
  • Assist clients in filing taxes for a nonprofit or charitable organization.
  • Drafting documents and filing paperwork.
  • Educating board of directors on legal duties and responsibilities.
State Agencies
  • Assist clients in forming a nonprofit or charitable organization.
  • Assist clients in selecting a legal structure.
  • Assist clients in filing taxes for a nonprofit or charitable organization.
  • Drafting documents and filing paperwork.
  • Educating board of directors on legal duties and responsibilities.

Other Activities

 

  • Obtain an internship with an attorney or firm that represents non-profits or charitable organizations.
  • Periodically check the Symplicity Job Board for opportunities in this area of law.

Curriculum Considerations

For courses and faculty to talk to about a future career in Administrative Law, please take a look at the Law Curriculum Mapping Guide.