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Bankruptcy

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Bylaw Review

Client: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County

County: Rockland, NY

Legal Work Required: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County seeks assistance with a review of its bylaws and related corporate governance documents for compliance with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act. (The Partnership has template documents available for use by the volunteer lawyer.)

Mission: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County (www.bbbsofrc.com) is to offer a stabilized support system to disadvantaged, under-served at-risk children, 7-18 years of age, living in single parent households.

Matter No.: 27-171.012

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Contracts

Client: Compassionate Care Network New Jersey

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Compassionate Care Network New Jersey requests review of an agreement by which licensed health care providers agree to become participants in the client's provider network to provide health care services to client's members, who have limited access to such services. The review is for compliance with applicable New York law and regulations.

Mission: Compassionate Care Network New Jersey (www.ccnnewjersey.comg) conducts free health screenings and offers reduced cost access to health care for the uninsured.

Matter No.: 33-130.2

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Client: Hartford Behavioral Health

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Hartford Behavioral Health, Inc., requests assistance with two contracts relative to Organization's collaboration with First Choice Health Center: a consultation agreement and a referral agreement.

Mission: Hartford Community Mental Health Center (www.hbh1.org), dba Hartford Behavioral Health, works to meet the behavioral health needs of Hartford residents by providing the highest quality, culturally-competent services in a cost-effective manner.

Matter No.: 08-493.3

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Client: Steppin' Up Yonkers

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Steppin' Up Yonkers seeks assistance with the creation of a memorandum of understanding between the organization and a church for the cultivation of food from the Church's community farm.

Mission: Steppin' Up Yonkers provides community members the skills, knowledge and opportunities needed to effect neighborhood change.

Matter No.: 34-003.4

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Client: Community Action Committee of Danbury

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: The Organization seeks assistance with a review of the program and procedure manual for its Action Early Learning Center child care center.

Mission: Community Action Committee of Danbury (www.cacd-caa.org, the designated anti-poverty for Western CT, provides social services and programs to low-income individuals and families to help them stabilize and improve their lives.

Matter No.: 34-067.1

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Corporate

Client: Protestant Community Centers

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Protestant Community Centers requests assistance with dissolution of the organization.

Mission: Protestant Community Centers (www.pcci-sceep.org) provides programs designed to broaden and enrich the lives of the disadvantaged children and families of Newark.

Matter No.: 34-056.1

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Client: Mamaroneck Community Nursery School

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Mamaroneck Community Nursery School requests assistance with an amendment of its charter.

Mission: Mamaroneck Community Nursery School (www.mcnschool.org) uses productive play as a vehicle for learning, help children grow as individuals and community members in a safe, caring and challenging environment.

Matter No.: 23-163.7

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Client: North Central Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: North Central Area Agency on Aging requests assistance to Connecticut's five Area Agencies on Aging with determining the best structure from which to contract as a group with certain state-wide founders, including engaging in collaborative grant writing.

Mission: North Central Area Agency on Aging (www.ncaaact.org) works to enhance the quality of life for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers in the North Central CT region by ensuring that they have access to quality and cost effective services.

Matter No.: 08-462.9

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Corporate Governance/Compliance

Client: Coastal Volunteers in Medicine

County: Ocean, NJ

Legal Work Required: Coastal Volunteers in Medicine requests assistance with the application of New Jersey Department of Health regulations to its operations. The client seeks guidance on (i) whether the NJ Department of Health has jurisdiction over its operations given its organizational structure and its method of providing patient care services and (ii) whether it must be licensed as an Ambulatory Care Facility if it provides services for more than eight hours per week.

Mission: The mission of Coastal Volunteers in Medicine (www.coastalvim.org) is to provide primary, non-emergency medical services to persons without any health insurance nor Medicaid and a family income of up to 250% above the Federal Poverty level.

Matter No.: 34-130.1

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Corporate Merger

Client: El Primer Paso

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: El Primer Paso, Ltd. requests assistance with merger with another nonprofit organization.

Mission: The mission of El Primer Paso (www.elprimerpasoltd.org) is to serve the community by providing high-quality preschool programs for dual language learners, adult English-language education, and support for affordable, culturally responsive child care.

Matter No.: 31-148.2

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Client: Home Aides of Rockland

County: Rockland, NY

Legal Work Required: Home Aides of Rockland seeks assistance with acquiring the assets and program of another not for profit organization

Mission: Home Aides of Rockland (www.homeaides.org) provides home healthcare services to individuals in Rockland County and allows the chronically ill, disabled and frail to remain safely in their homes and maximize their independence.

Matter No.: 34-087.1

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Client: The Great Swamp Watershed Association

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Great Swamp Watershed Association requests assistance with a possible merger with or asset acquisition from another nonprofit.

Mission: The Great Swamp Watershed Association (www.greatswamp.org) is dedicated to protecting and improving water resources in Morris and Somerset Counties by monitoring local streams, advocating for intelligent land use, and educating communities about water quality and quantity and their effect on the health and natural beauty of the local environment.

Matter No.: 33-026.13

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Client: Connecticut Housing Investment Fund

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Connecticut Housing Investment Fund requests counsel regarding different approaches to merging Organization and two other CFDIs (Community Development Financial Institutions). Assistance with the merger itself will be a separate project.

Mission: The Connecticut Housing Investment Fund (www.chif.org) supports the creation and sustainability of affordable housing by providing responsive financial products and services.

Matter No.: 08-316.8

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E-Commerce/Internet

Client: Narcolepsy Network, Inc.

County: Camden, NJ

Legal Work Required: Narcolepsy Network has requested assistance with review of the privacy and security aspects of an agreement to conduct an online charity auction.

Mission: The mission of Narcolepsy Network (www.narcolepsynetwork.org) is to promote the development of activities designed to educate the public concerning the disorder known as narcolepsy, to assist individuals with narcolepsy, their families and friends (support group function), to promote the efficient diagnosis of narcolepsy, and to encourage and promote scientific research on the cause, treatments, prevention and cure of narcolepsy.

Matter No.: 23-128.8

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Education/Workshops

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Employment/Labor/Employee Benefits

Client: AIDS Resource Foundation for Children

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: AIDS Resource Foundation for Children requests assistance with the review of its Employee Handbook.

Mission: AIDS Resource Foundation for Children (www.aidsresource.org) provides cost-effective, family-centered services to children coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS or who have other serious medical conditions. They offer programs that assist children in choosing the paths towards leading productive lives.

Matter No.: 26-120.02

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Client: New Jersey Foundation for the Blind

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Jersey Foundation for the Blind requests assistance with the review of its Employee Handbook.

Mission: New Jersey Foundation for the Blind (www.njffb.org) promotes the well-being of blind and visually-impaired adults by providing rehabilitation services and opportunities for social, educational, and recreational development that fosters independence.

Matter No.: 28-110.02

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Client: Friends of Karen

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Friends of Karen requests a review and update of its employee handbook.

Mission: Friends of Karen (www.friendsofkaren.org) provides emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout the tri-state area.

Matter No.: 29-123.010

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Client: CASA of Union County

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County requests assistance with drafting a new employee handbook.

Mission: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County (www.casaofunioncounty.org) recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for children in out-of-home placement.

Matter No.: 34-136.1

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Client: Elizabethport Presbyterian Center

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Elizabethport Presbyterian Center requests assistance with an unemployment compensation matter.

Mission: Elizabethport Presbyterian Center (www.eportcenter.org) provides youth and senior social services, childcare, job training, and reentry programs for the Elizabethport community.

Matter No.: 30-110.6

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Client: Home Aides of Rockland

County: Rockland, NY

Legal Work Required: Home Aides of Rockland seeks assistance with the review of personnel policies and procedures.

Mission: Home Aides of Rockland (www.homeaides.org) provides home healthcare services to individuals in Rockland County and allows the chronically ill, disabled and frail to remain safely in their homes and maximize their independence.

Matter No.: 34-087.3

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Environmental/Land Use

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HIPAA

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Immigration

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Incorporation/Tax Exemption

Client: NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: NJ Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster request assistance with revising Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws and applying for tax-exempt status.

Mission: The mission of NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Relief (www.njvoad.org) is to provide resources and services to victims and communities affected by disasters.

Matter No.: 22-138.2

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Insurance and Risk Management

Client: United Way of Northern New Jersey

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: The United Way of Northern NJ has requested assistance with review of its agency funding agreements, specifically related to liability and insurance issues.

Mission: United Way of Northern New Jersey (www.unitedwaynnj.org) mobilizes resources to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren Counties.

Matter No.: 21-021.38

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Intellectual Property

Client: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Shakespeare Theater of NJ has requested assistance with respect to usage of a work in the public domain.

Mission: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (www.shakespearenj.org) is the state's only professional theatre company dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare's canon and other classic, dramatic masterworks for the cultural enrichment of the community.

Matter No.: 30-124.9

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Client: Charity Navigator

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: Charity Navigator requests assistance with a trademark application for its logo.

Mission: Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

Matter No.: 28-106.36

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Client: Circle of Care for Families with Cancer

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Circle of Care for Families with Cancer seeks assistance with the protection of a name to be used with a social media campaign.

Mission: The mission of Circle of Care for Families with Cancer (www.thecircleofcare.org) is to provide immediate and ongoing peer support to families of children with cancer.

Matter No.: 27-059.6

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Lending/Finance

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Litigation

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Nonprofit

Client: Gilda's Club Westchester

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Gilda's Club Westchester seeks assistance with the review of language it intends to use to solicit donations on its website.

Mission: Gilda's Club of Westchester (www.gildasclubwestchester.org) provides a place where men, women, and children living with cancer, together with their families and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support as an essential complement to medical care.

Matter No.: 31-131.4

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Privacy

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Real Estate

Client: Family Services of Westchester

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Family Services of Westchester seeks assistance with real estate issue with an adjoining neighbor.

Mission: The mission of Family Services of Westchester (www.fsw.org) is to strengthen and support families and individuals at every stage of the life cycle with a broad range of social and mental health services.

Matter No.: 99-002.014

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Tax

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Trust and Estates

Client: Lymphatic Research Foundation

County: Nassau, NJ

Legal Work Required: Lymphatic Research Foundation requests advice regarding the terms of a bequest.

Mission: Lymphatic Research Foundation (www.lymphaticresearch.org) fosters an inter-disciplinary field of research that provides health benefits to all individuals, and in particular leads to therapeutic advances and a cure for lymphatic disease, lymphedema, and related disorders.

Matter No.: 24-137.034

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