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Welcome to MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar! Here you’ll find trainings and events across the state to help you network, learn & give back. Browse the full calendar below or use the categories and tags to filter by region or event type.

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For questions concerning MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar please contact calendar@massnonprofitnet.org.

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Feb
16
Thu
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Commercial Leases @ DLA Piper (US)
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Commercial Leases @ DLA Piper (US)

Do you have questions about your current office lease? Is the lease renewal time fast approaching? Are you considering a move to new office space? Come and meet with real estate law specialists from a premier law firm who will review your current or proposed lease and provide expert consultation and advice. Space is very limited; apply early.

If you wish to join us for this program, please complete the following* steps:

(1) Register here (https://goo.gl/forms/XfGb6E1HHF45lDSL2) by February 8 and
(2) Email the lease you wish to have reviewed to Machiko Sano Hewitt (msanohewitt@lawyersclearinghouse.org) by February 8.

Agenda:
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Consultation with Pro Bono Attorneys from DLA Piper LLP US

*Space is limited; register and email the lease early to secure your spot. In order to be part of the Consultation Session, the conflicts check will have to be cleared by the participating law firm.

The snow date for this event is March 14.

This Commercial Lease program is a joint project of DLA Piper LLP US and Lawyers Clearinghouse.

May
9
Tue
E-Signatures: Pitfalls of Using Emails and Text Messages in Contract Negotiations @ GoToWebinar
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
E-Signatures: Pitfalls of Using Emails and Text Messages in Contract Negotiations @ GoToWebinar

Krokidas & Bluestein is pleased to offer this free webinar in order to provide important information to our clients and friends.

Communicating electronically has become standard operating procedure in business transactions. Employees and agents routinely use email and text messages in conducting business, and Massachusetts law has increasingly recognized electronic signatures and records as enforceable. While the use of these technologies is often convenient and cost effective, there is a substantial risk that informal communications can be legally binding.

During this short webinar, attorneys Sheryl Howard and Jason Curtin of Krokidas & Bluestein will provide:
An overview of Massachusetts law on electronic signatures;
Tips and strategies to ensure that you are not unintentionally bound to a contract.

An open Q&A period will also allow Sheryl and Jason to respond to your questions in real-time.

May
31
Wed
Employment and Immigration Law Issues for Nonprofits @ Boston Private
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Employment and Immigration Law Issues for Nonprofits @ Boston Private

Are you up to date with core employment law rules that apply to your nonprofit? Employment law is such a complex and specialized field that it is always a good idea to stay attuned. Back by popular demand, Lawyers Clearinghouse is happy to present a seminar on most prevalent issues nonprofits face. Statutory protection such as charitable immunity may not apply to employee claims, and directors, officers and management staff may face personal liability in claims in this area. Come learn how to best protect your nonprofits and services. The panel will include a business immigration law expert to address the issues of hiring non-US citizens at these uncertain times.

Presenters: David Wilson and Michael Birch, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP; Keith Pabian, Partner, Pabian Law

Please register by May 26.

Registration / Networking 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; Presentation 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

This program is a joint project of Boston Private Community Investment Series, Lenny Zakim Fund, Mel King Institute and Lawyers Clearinghouse.

Jun
6
Tue
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Commercial Leases @ DLA Piper (US)
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Commercial Leases @ DLA Piper (US)

Do you have questions about your current office lease? Is the lease renewal time fast approaching? Are you considering a move to new office space? Come and meet with real estate law specialists from a premier law firm who will review your current or proposed lease and provide expert consultation and advice. Space is very limited; apply early.

To register for this event, please complete the following steps by May 26:
1. Fill out the linked registration form.
2. Email the lease you wish to have reviewed to Machiko Sano Hewitt at msanohewitt@lawyersclearinghouse.org.

Agenda:
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Consultation with Pro Bono Attorneys from DLA Piper LLP US

*Space is limited; register and email the lease early to secure your spot. In order to be part of the Consultation Session, the conflicts check will have to be cleared by the participating law firm.

This Commercial Lease program is a joint project of DLA Piper LLP US and Lawyers Clearinghouse.

Jun
15
Thu
Employment and Immigration Law Issues for Nonprofits @ Merrimack College – Sakowich Student Center – 2nd Floor
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This employment and immigration law seminar will discuss the most prevalent employment law and employment-related immigration law issues facing nonprofits today. Come learn how to best protect your nonprofit and client services. The topics include: the new MA pay equity law that will go into effect on July 1, 2018; the most common mistakes in the wage and hours law including use of independent contractors; ramifications of hiring employees who are foreign nationals; and use of volunteers who are undocumented aliens.

Presenters: David Wilson and Michael Birch, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP; Keith Pabian, Partner, Pabian Law

Registration / Networking 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Presentation 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Driving Directions:
Enter the college off of Rte 114/Rte 125 across from Royal Crest Apartments;
Follow the driveway bearing left;
Continue straight, passing the Rogers Center on your right;
Park in parking lot H on the right;
Sakowich is near the parking lot (next to Cascia Hall which looks like a white church)

Oct
26
Thu
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Commercial Leases @ DLA Piper LLP (US)
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Do you have questions about your current office lease? Is the lease renewal time fast approaching? Are you considering a move to new office space? Come and meet with real estate law specialists from a premier law firm who will review your current or proposed lease and provide expert consultation and advice. Space is very limited; apply early.

Agenda:
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Consultation with Pro Bono Attorneys from DLA Piper LLP US

This Commercial Lease program is a joint project of DLA Piper LLP US and Lawyers Clearinghouse.

Mar
1
Thu
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Commercial Leases @ DLA Piper
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Do you have questions about your current office lease? Is the lease renewal time fast approaching? Are you considering a move to new office space? Come and meet with real estate law specialists from a premier law firm who will review your current or proposed lease and provide expert consultation and advice. Space is very limited; apply early.

Agenda:
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Consultation with Pro Bono Attorneys from DLA Piper LLP US

*Space is limited; register and email the lease early to secure your spot. In order to be part of the Consultation Session, the conflicts check will have to be cleared by the participating law firm.

This Commercial Lease program is a joint project of DLA Piper LLP US and Lawyers Clearinghouse.