Association Management Essentials: Ins and Outs of Association Law

When:  Nov 14, 2017 from 09:00 to 12:00 (CT)
Location: Association Forum 10 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606
Career Level: Mid-Level to Director-Level Employees
CAE Domain and Credit Hours: CAE 3.0
Fee: $225 (member); $300 (non-member)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Discounts and Forum Plus:
If you have attended a previous Association Management Essentials course, you are eligible for a 20% discount. Please email for the discount.
Forum Plus Members:  If there are five or more member employees attending this course, you are eligible for a 10% discount on each registration.  Contact to take advantage of this discount.

Program Description:

During this course, you will learn about governance, tax, contracts, intellectual property, and antitrust. You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will come away knowing a lot more than you do know about legal issues for non-profits. This course is designed for non-legal professionals and will give you an understanding of laws impacting your work and your association.
This course is part of the Association Management Essentials series designed to meet the needs of entry and mid-level employees. This series consists of half-day explorations into core management essentials to build association potential. Other courses in the series include Finance for the Non-Finance Professional, Membership 360 and Volunteer Engagement.
Learning Objectives:
  • Spot legal issues in the five most common areas of non-profit law;
  • Know how to steer your volunteers away from problems; and
  • Know when to go for help.
Paula Cozzi Goedert
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Paula Cozzi Goedert is a partner in the Corporate Department and chairs the Associations & Foundations Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on the representation of non-profit organizations, including healthcare and professional societies, boards and associations, charities and private foundations. Ms. Goedert serves as general or lead counsel for many national associations and non-profits.
Paula has been active in the field of non-profit law for more than 30 years. She is a well-known author and lecturer on issues of importance for non-profit organizations and has received awards for her legal service from the Association Forum as well as the Association Foundation Group, and has served on the board of the American Society of Association Executives Foundation. 
Join us at 
Holiday Showcase for a powerhouse of education sessions including one on 
Negotiating Contracts to continue to elevate your understanding of how the law 
impacts your association!

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.


10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606