Lawyers on Board: What You Need to Know Before Serving on a Non-Profit Board (Recording) 

Apr. 26, 2017

Many lawyers want to serve on nonprofit boards to develop their leadership skills, to give back to the community in which they live and work, and to use as a springboard to sit on for-profit boards. This webinar will provide the fundamentals of serving on a nonprofit board. It will start with an overview of the Canadian nonprofit sector. It will discuss the concept of nonprofit governance, including the 3 mental maps of governance and the 3 models of board decision-making.  It will provide an overview of the Canadian legal environment in which nonprofits operate. It will cover the 10 responsibilities of a board and the 2 principal duties of board directors. It will also cover the 7 responsibilities of board directors as well as the risks and liabilities that they may face. The webinar concludes with some practical tips on how lawyers can find the right nonprofit board on which to serve.


Josephine V. Yam, J.D., LLM., CEO & Co-Founder, B3 Canada
Angela Weaver, BCom., LLB., In-house counsel at major energy company
Patricia McLeod, Q.C., ICD.D, Associate General Counsel at Western Financial Group



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    This session is complimentary for CCCA and CBA Members.  For non-members, the cost is $50 plus applicable taxes.  If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Canadian Bar Association and mail to:

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    Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2B8

    Non-member registrants may cancel and receive a refund, less an administrative charge of $10.00, if cancellation is received at least five (5) working days prior to the event date.  No refunds will be applied after this date.  Registrations can be transferred to another attendee. Fees cannot be transferred to another event.