Association Management Essentials: Ins and Outs of Association Law

When:  Sep 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Location: Association Forum 10 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago
CAE Credit Hours: 3.0
Fee: $225 for members, $300 for non-members (contact
to learn about additional Forum Plus discounts).

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 Membership 360 and Finance for the Non-Finance Professional.
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. 

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 Plz Ste 800
Chicago, IL 60606-3709