Where can I find "pro-bono" legal assistance for my nonprofit organization?
Finding a lawyer who specializes in nonprofit law and offers pro-bono legal assistance can be
difficult. The following resources offer a variety of legal services and programs that might
make the process a little easier.
Please note: Though these are pro bono services, there may be nominal fees charged to defray costs.
Visit each of the sites to determine specific costs and qualifying guidelines.
In addition to consulting an attorney and/or accountant, we suggest you try searching our Catalog of Nonprofit Literature (CNL), the Center's bibliographic database, for books and articles. You could start by searching on the subjects "Laws regulating philanthropy" or "Nonprofit organizations--accounting".
Many of the books and articles found through CNL can be located in Center Libraries and Cooperating Collections. It is best to call ahead to verify a specific library's holdings. All articles, but not books, can be obtained through interlibrary loan at your local Cooperating Collection.
To learn more about technical assistance for nonprofits, attend our Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits, a free one and a half-hour class.
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