Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Joining Nonprofit Boards

By Patrick Sturm (June 30, 2022, 3:27 p.m. EDT) — This article discusses the ethical issues a lawyer should consider before agreeing to serve on the board of directors of a nonprofit charity.

Many charities offer board positions to lawyers to benefit from their specialist legal knowledge and expertise. As a lawyer, you can contribute your legal and business skills to help those less fortunate or provide needed community service. Becoming a board member, however, is not something to be taken lightly.

This article is excerpted from Serving on a Nonprofit Board, which covers practical issues lawyers should consider before joining a nonprofit board.

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