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Bankruptcy

Client: Protestant Community Centers

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Protestant Community Centers requests assistance with merger or transfer of programs to another nonprofit.

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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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: My Sisters' Place

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: My Sisters' Place requests a review of two contracts for HVAC and boiler maintenance services.

Mission: My Sisters' Place (www.mysistersplaceny.org) provides comprehensive programs and services that holistically address domestic violence and the unique challenges survivors face.

Matter No.: 20-099.036

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Client: NJ Invasive Species Strike Team

County: Somerset, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team requests assistance with transferring its assets to another New Jersey nonprofit.

Mission: New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team (www.njist.org) works to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species across New Jersey.

Matter No.: 34-142.1

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Client: Steppin' Up Yonkers

County: Westchester, NY

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

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: Access Independence

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Access Independence seek assistance with reviewing a release form for a new program to loan durable medical goods to patients (crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, etc).

Mission: Access Independence (www.drcfc.org) is a nonprofit organization that advocates and supports individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. Programs include information & referral services, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, Youth Transition Program, donation and sales of used durable medical equipment, an aging & disability resource center, and Ticket to Work program.

Matter No.: 23-119.7

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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: 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: Westchester Hispanic Coalition

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Westchester Hispanic Coalition seeks assistance with amendment to its Certificate of Incorporation.

Mission: The Westchester Hispanic Coalition is a multipurpose human services agency dedicated to the economic and social development of the Latino community. The Coalition runs a variety of culturally relevant programs in the areas of affordable housing and homeless prevention, employment, education and job training, advocacy, immigration, youth services, early childhood development, legal activities, and other programs that promote self-sufficiency and greater integration for the Westchester Latino community.

Matter No.: 97-008.023

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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: 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: 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. The Organization offers a variety of services throughout the tri-state area, including direct financial assistance with medical and household expenses that families cannot afford due to loss of income as a result of their child's illness; advocates for children and their families before government and private agencies; offers bereavement support for parents and siblings; assists families to navigate the difficult maze of health insurance problems; and serves as a referral source and guidance to families with ill children.

Matter No.: 29-123.010

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Client: Confidential Nonprofit

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: Confidential Nonprofit requests assistance with understanding whether the minimum wage exemptions for organized camps and for religious or nonprofit educational conference centers apply to the summer activities it conducts for youth. If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please call the Partnership's New Jersey office, at (973) 240-6955, for additional details.

Mission: Confidential Nonprofit is a youth-serving organization.

Matter No.: 32-086.1

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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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Client: Housing & Community Development Network of NJ

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey requests assistance with the review of its Personnel Manual. It is willing to adopt a new template if the volunteer lawyer so recommends.

Mission: The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (www.hcdnnj.org) is a statewide association of over 250 nonprofit affordable housing and community development corporations, individuals, and other organizations that support the creation of housing and economic opportunities for low and moderate income community residents.

Matter No.: 21-183.07

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Client: Housing & Community Development Network of NJ

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey requests assistance with the review of its two template offer letters.

Mission: The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (www.hcdnnj.org) is a statewide association of over 250 nonprofit affordable housing and community development corporations, individuals, and other organizations that support the creation of housing and economic opportunities for low and moderate income community residents.

Matter No.: 21-183.08

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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

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Intellectual Property

Client: Northeast Children's Theatre Company

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Northeast Children's Theatre Company requests brief advice regarding the use of real-life figures in a fictional historical play.

Mission: Northeast Children's Theatre Company (www.nctcompany.org) provides a professional touring theatre for young audiences, and educational outreach programming for children in need in the Bridgeport and Norwalk schools.

Matter No.: 34-027.4

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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

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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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