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Not-for-profit and Charity Boards - Being (or Becoming) a Board Member




Law Society of Tasmania

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Law Society of Tasmania

28 Murray Street Hobart, TAS

Staffordshire House (videolink)

56 Charles Street Launceston, TAS

Rae & Partners (videolink)

13 Fenton Street Devonport, TAS

McLean McKenzie & Topfer (videolink)

41 Cattley Street Burnie, TAS

Desktop Attendance

If your practice is >18km ex-CBD and you would like to attend remotely via your desktop, please enquire, 62 344 133

Two-part series, register for one or both!

Session 1 (90 mins) 1.30 – 3.00pm: Not-for-profit and Charity Boards - Being (or Becoming) a Board Member 

Are you sitting on a not-for-profit board or interested in becoming a board member?  

This session is for lawyers and accountants interested in joining or advising boards of not-for-profits and charities who want a ‘nutshell’ guide to relevant laws and regulators.

Topics to be explored include:

  • Not-for-profits and charities – terminology and sector context
  • Distinction between governance and management
  • Common not-for-profit legal structures
  • Not-for-profit and charity regulators and their roles
  • Legal duties as a not-for-profit board member
  • Potential liabilities and protections
  • Overview of other key laws to be aware of as a not-for-profit board member

CPD: 1.5, PS/SL
Afternoon tea provided.
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Want something more advanced?

Session 2 (90 mins) 3.30-5pm?: Legal Issues for Not-for-profits and Charities: Common Questions and Current Trends

This session is for lawyers and accountants who advise (or want to start advising) not-for-profits and includes an overview of many hot button issues!

Topics to be covered
Common issues for not-for-profits:

  • Governance
  • Volunteers
  • Tax and charity status
  • Privacy

New trends in the sector:

  • Mergers and other ways of working together
  • Social enterprise legal structures

Law reform issues:

  • Fundraising and the Australian Consumer Law
  • Tax: Deductible Gift Recipient Reforms

CPD: 1.5, PS/SL
Afternoon tea provided, commencing 3.00pm.
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Attend both at a discounted rate!  Please register here.

About the presenter:

Mae Tanner, Lawyer and Trainer, Not-for-profit Law, Justice Connect

Originally from Tasmania, Mae was admitted to practice in 2008 and has a Masters in Human Rights. She initially practised in the Dispute Resolution team at King & Wood Mallesons and was Associate to Chief Justice Black in the Federal Court of Australia. During five years working in Samoa and Myanmar, Mae gained expertise in training and advising on governance and regulatory issues for nongovernmental organisations, government bodies and the United Nations. She joined the Not-for-profit Law team at Justice Connect on returning to Australia in 2016, where she provides advice and training for not-for-profits on a wide variety of legal issues. Previously a board member for NTA East Indonesia Aid Organisation in Canberra, Mae is currently involved in establishing a global association of human rights advocates and activists. She also volunteers on weekends at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Human Rights Law Clinic in Melbourne.


Registrations Close 7 September 2017 
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