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Bankruptcy

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Bylaw Review

Client: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

County: Ontario, NY

Legal Work Required: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes seeks assistance with the review of bylaws and conflict of interest policy for compliance with the New York State Revitalization Act.

Mission: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc (www.fcsfl.org) provides professional counseling and supportive services to individuals, children and families to improve the quality of their life at home and in the community.

Matter No.: 35-129.2

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Client: Schooner, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Schooner requests assistance with a review and revision of its bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation.

Mission: Schooner, Inc. (www.schoonerinc.org) promotes environmental literacy and character development through education and public access to Long Island Sound and its watershed.

Matter No.: 08-559.2

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Client: CHI Mt. Vernon, Inc.

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: CHI Mt. Vernon seeks assistance with a review of its bylaws for compliance with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act. (The Partnership has template documents available for use by the volunteer lawyer.)

Mission: CHI Mt. Vernon (www.chigrants.org) provides housing opportunities for low and moderate income individuals and families.

Matter No.: 35-031.1

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Client: New York State Emergency Nurses Association

County: Orange, NY

Legal Work Required: New York State Emergency Nurses Association requests assistance with review of Organization's bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation.

Mission: New York State Emergency Nurses Association (www.nysena.org) represents the interests of over 2,000 emergency nurses and their patients, promoting improved emergency care throughout New York State through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Matter No.: 35-117.2

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Contracts

Client: Prevention Links, Inc.

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Prevention Links requests assistance with the review of contract to provide services to a public school.

Mission: Prevention Links, Inc. (www.preventionlinks.org) takes a leadership role in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse by assisting individuals, collaborating with the efforts of the similarly concerned, and educating the community.

Matter No.: 25.026.3

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Client: Family Connections, Inc.

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Family Connections requests assistance with the review of a contract with a transportation company.

Mission: Family Connections, Inc. (www.familyconnectionsnj.org) aims to strengthen and support individuals and families in overcoming obstacles and meeting life's challenges through the provision of positive and caring educational, psychological, and social services which promote family health and development.

Matter No.: 22-131.039

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Client: Plainfield Area YMCA

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Plainfield Area YMCA requests assistance with the negotiation and review of contracts with a low-income housing developer to construct.

Mission: The Plainfield Area YMCA (www.plainfieldy.org) is dedicated to improving the potential of every member of our community through programs that build spirit, mind & body.

Matter No.: 25-172.010

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Client: Friends' Health Connection

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Friends' Health Connection requests assistance with the review of an agreement to establish a scholarship fund.

Mission: Friends' Health Connection (www.friendshealthconnection.org) provides support and education for individuals with health problems and their families, through health education programs and a worldwide, online support network that links individuals with the same health issues.

Matter No.: 24-166.010

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Client: Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Inc.

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Inc. requests assistance with an opinion regarding the enforceability of an MOU with another nonprofit.

Mission: Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters (www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org) provides children in need with great adult mentors who help them reach their highest potential.

Matter No.: 08-476.7

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Corporate

Client: Neighbors Link Northern Westchester

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Neighbors Link Northern Westchester requests assistance with renewal of an affiliation agreement with Neighbors Link Network including IP licensing.

Mission: The mission of Neighbors Link Northern Westchester is to strengthen the local community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of recent Latino immigrants.

Matter No.: 24-125.047

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Client: I-Park Foundation, Inc.

County: Middlesex, CT

Legal Work Required: I-Park Foundation requests assistance with review of Artist's Residency Agreement, with a focus on the portions addressing Organization's right to publish and present the artist's work.

Mission: I-Park Foundation (www.i-park.org) nurtures artists and the creative process in the arts and in nature.

Matter No.: 08-617.1

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Client: Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc.

County: Litchfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Random Hacks of Kindness Junior requests assistance with creating a parent/guardian waiver form.

Mission: Random Hacks of Kindness Junior (www.rhokjr.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides elementary and middle school children the opportunity to come together with computer science mentors and local subject matter experts, as problem solvers and innovators, to address real world challenges submitted by local community agencies.

Matter No.: 35-061.3

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Client: Central Connecticut Health District

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Central Connecticut Health District requests assistance with revisions to Sanitary Code, with a focus on providing provisions enabling the District to fine violators. The Code is applicable to towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.

Mission: The Central Connecticut Health District (www.ccthd.org) is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities through prevention of disease and injury, fostering of a healthy environment, and promotion of the health of our residents.

Matter No.: 08-572.3

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Client: Danbury Children First, Inc.

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Danbury Children First seeks advice regarding a possible collaboration with another agency, or a restructuring of the organization.

Mission: The mission of Danbury Children First (www.danburychildrenfirst.org) is to involve, empower and support parents to improve the lives of children at home, in school and in the community.

Matter No.: 23-055.5

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Client: Guidance Center of Westchester

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Guidance Center of Westchester seeks assistance with amending the Organization's Certificate of Incorporation to remove reference to members.

Mission: The Guidance Center of Westchester (www.theguidancecenter.org) is a human services organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all members of Westchester County through preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative services. The Center's goal is to prevent or reduce the devastation of disabilities through early intervention, education, therapy and rehabilitation.

Matter No.: 23-035.013

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Client: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

County: Ontario, NY

Legal Work Required: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes seeks assistance with Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement and liability.

Mission: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc (www.fcsfl.org) provides professional counseling and supportive services to individuals, children and families to improve the quality of their life at home and in the community.

Matter No.: 35-139.1

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Client: Schooner, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Schooner requests assistance with restructuring or a wind-down of the Organization.

Mission: Schooner, Inc. (www.schoonerinc.org) promotes environmental literacy and character development through education and public access to Long Island Sound and its watershed.

Matter No.: 08-559.3

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Client: Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality, Inc.

County: New London, CT

Legal Work Required: Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality requests assistance with review and revision of Tenant Inspection Form and counsel regarding risk management in the area of property inspections.

Mission: Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality, Inc. (www.mashshelter.org) - Ending family homelessness, one family at a time.

Matter No.: 08-586.2

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Corporate Governance/Compliance

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Corporate Merger

Client: The Multicultural Leadership Institute, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: The Multicultural Leadership Institute, Inc. requests assistance with merger or other affiliation with another local nonprofit organization.

Mission: The Multicultural Leadership Institute, Inc. (www.mli-inc.org) provides leadership for positive social change through implementing and coordinating multicultural and diversity awareness, education, advocacy, and research programs.

Matter No.: 08-614.1

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E-Commerce/Internet

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Education/Workshops

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Employment/Labor/Employee Benefits

Client: Center for Aquatic Sciences, Inc.

County: Camden, NJ

Legal Work Required: Center for Aquatic Sciences, Inc. requests assistance with the review of the organization's employee handbook.

Mission: Center for Aquatic Sciences (www.aquaticsciences.org) educates and aids youth development through promoting the understanding, appreciation, and protection of aquatic life and habitats.

Matter No.: 35-064.2

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Client: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

County: Ontario, NY

Legal Work Required: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes seeks assistance with the review of classification of employees as exempt/non-exempt.

Mission: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc (www.fcsfl.org) provides professional counseling and supportive services to individuals, children and families to improve the quality of their life at home and in the community.

Matter No.: 35-139.4

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Client: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

County: Ontario, NY

Legal Work Required: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes seeks assistance with the review of employee policies and procedures.

Mission: Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc (www.fcsfl.org) provides professional counseling and supportive services to individuals, children and families to improve the quality of their life at home and in the community.

Matter No.: 35-139.3

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Client: Passaic Family Head Start, Inc.

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: Passaic Family Head Start, Inc. requests assistance with review of an employee handbook.

Mission: The mission of Passaic Family Head Start (www.passaicheadstart.org) is to provide early childhood education opportunities to three and four year old children from low-income families within the City of Passaic and neighboring communities.

Matter No.: 22-134.010

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Client: Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp.

County: Hudson, NJ

Legal Work Required: Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp. requests assistance with a review and revision of its personnel policies/employee handbook.

Mission: Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp. (www.gsecdc.org) creates healthy neighborhoods through development initiatives by harvesting the resources of residents, businesses, government, and faith-based community groups in serving the most vulnerable in our society.

Matter No.: 23-040.010

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Client: The Gifted Child Society

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Gifted Child Society requests assistance with the review of four documents it utilizes during the onboarding of new employees, such as its employment application and offer letter.

Mission: The Gifted Child Society (www.gifted.org) encourages and furthers the overall well-being of gifted children through each stage of their development and provides them with the inspiration and means by which they will achieve their full potential.

Matter No.: 33-206.19

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Client: Open Door Shelter

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Open Door Shelter requests assistance with creation of a volunteer handbook.

Mission: Open Door Shelter (www.opendoorshelter.org) works to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success.

Matter No.: 26-189.016

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Client: Elijah's Promise

County: Middlesex, CT

Legal Work Required: Elijah's Promise requests assistance in preparing a standard employment application.

Mission: Elijah's Promise (www.elijahspromise.net) provides nutritious meals, social services, clothing, health screenings, and job training in the areas of culinary arts, catering, and entrepreneurial skills.

Matter No.: 26-018.012

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Client: Morris Automated Information Network, Inc. (MAIN)

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: Morris Automated Information Network, Inc. (MAIN) requests assistance with the review of its forms related to employee background checking.

Mission: Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) (www.mainlib.org) works to help member libraries, 36 public libraries and the Morris County Library, and the communities they serve to readily access a rich spectrum of library, educational and information resources, and operates the online inter-library card catalog.

Matter No.: 33-096.5

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Environmental/Land Use

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HIPAA

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Immigration

Client: Resource Center of Somerset, Inc.

County: Somerset, NJ

Legal Work Required: Resource Center of Somerset requests assistance with understanding what assistance nonprofits that provide services relating to domestic violence and sexual assault can provide to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in immigration proceedings.

Mission: Resource Center of Somerset (www.resourcecenterofsomerset.org) strives to end domestic abuse and empower victims by providing protection, education, and resources.

Matter No.: 35-128.3

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Incorporation/Tax Exemption

Client: Fairfield Senior Citizens Associates

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Fairfield Senior Citizens Associates seeks assistance with incorporating and obtaining tax exempt status.

Mission: Fairfield Senior Citizens Associates' mission is to raise funds to complement the programs and enhance the operation and physical assets of the Fairfield Senior Center and to support the F Center on a broad basis including public relations and advocacy.

Matter No.: 35-127.1

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Client: National Invention Convention

County: Tolland, CT

Legal Work Required: Assistance with incorporation and application to the IRS.

Mission: Our mission is to provide students with opportunities to develop creative problem-solving techniques through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities, leading to greater consideration of STEM careers in high school and college.

Matter No.: 08-604.1

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Insurance and Risk Management

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Intellectual Property

Client: Mom-mentum

County: Nassau, NY

Legal Work Required: Mom-mentum requests assistance with obtaining copyright protection for the Organization's discussion guides.

Mission: Mom-mentum (www.motherscenter.org) creates a community of women, who through mutual support and public advocacy, explore, enrich and value the maternal experience. NAMC has a variety of programs including providing support and guidance to local mother's centers, and hosting an annual Work/Life conference.

Matter No.: 34-035.7

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Client: Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative, Inc.

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative seeks assistance with intellectual property questions and a potential name change.

Mission: Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative, Inc. (www.safeandsoundschools.org) provides school communities a platform for building local and national partnerships between parents, educators, students, first responders, safety and security experts, and community members in order to maintain safe and secure schools.

Matter No.: 35-125.1

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Client: National Invention Convention

County: Tolland, CT

Legal Work Required: Assistance with IP licensing arrangements between Organization and CT Invention Convention, and IP arrangements between Organization and other state affiliates.

Mission: Our mission is to provide students with opportunities to develop creative problem-solving techniques through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities, leading to greater consideration of STEM careers in high school and college.

Matter No.: 08-604.3

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Lending/Finance

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Litigation

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Nonprofit

Client: Central Connecticut Health District

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Central Connecticut Health District requests counsel regarding extent to which Organization can engage in statewide and local lobbying and advocacy.

Mission: The Central Connecticut Health District (www.ccthd.org) is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities through prevention of disease and injury, fostering of a healthy environment, and promotion of the health of our residents.

Matter No.: 08-572.5

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Client: Central Connecticut Health District

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Central Connecticut Health District requests counsel regarding extent to which Organization can engage in statewide and local lobbying and advocacy.

Mission: The Central Connecticut Health District (www.ccthd.org) is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities through prevention of disease and injury, fostering of a healthy environment, and promotion of the health of our residents.

Matter No.: 08-572.4

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Privacy

Client: Resource Center of Somerset, Inc.

County: Somerset, NJ

Legal Work Required: Resource Center of Somerset requests assistance with understanding the confidentiality obligations of nonprofits that provide services relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Mission: Resource Center of Somerset (www.resourcecenterofsomerset.org) strives to end domestic abuse and empower victims by providing protection, education, and resources.

Matter No.: 35-128.2

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Real Estate

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Tax

Client: Connecticut After School Network

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Connecticut After School Network requests assistance with reviewing proposed arrangement between Organization and medical equipment vendor regarding on-line shopping portal which will provide discounts for Organization's members and revenues to Organization. Specifically, provide counsel as to whether revenues to Organization will be taxable. Also review proposed agreement.

Mission: Connecticut After School Network (www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org) leads, educates and advocates for excellence in the after school field by building professionalism, strengthening program quality and increasing availability and affordability.

Matter No.: 08-005.3

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Trust and Estates

Client: YWCA Hartford Region

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: YWCA Hartford Region requests assistance with re-designating certain funds currently in endowment.

Mission: YWCA Hartford Region (www.ywcahartford.org) is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Matter No.: 08-459.3

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Client: New York State Emergency Nurses Association

County: Orange, NY

Legal Work Required: New York State Emergency Nurses Association seeks assistance with reviewing a possible change to an endowment agreement with a foundation.

Mission: New York State Emergency Nurses Association (www.nysena.org) represents the interests of over 2,000 emergency nurses and their patients, promoting improved emergency care throughout New York State through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Matter No.: 35-117.1

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