Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Online via Zoom
Let’s Go Legal is here to help you achieve your mission and stay compliant in the process. This virtual workshop will get you started on a road to compliance by thinking of your nonprofit like a car. Just like a car, you need to register your nonprofit and know how to operate the organization. There are state and federal rules of the road to follow. Your nonprofit needs money and resources (fuel) to power the organization. The people in your car matter too, these are your nonprofit’s valuable workers. Lastly, similar to cars, every organization has a unique look and feel as well as special materials that you may want to protect. The session will also cover bylaws and how to use them to strengthen your board practices as well as advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.
The virtual workshop will cover:
- State Law
- Federal Law
- Employment Law
- Intellectual Property Law
This workshop will be recorded. Registrants will receive the recording by email after the event. If you can’t attend the training but you are interested in learning about this topic, please register so you we can send you the recording and materials.
Free- This event is free thanks to the support of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State.
Who Should Attend
This webinar is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.
Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.
Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.
If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.
About the Speakers
Maha Jafarey, Microsoft
Maha Jafarey is Principal Corporate Counsel, Experiences and Devices division. She assists Microsoft 365 teams in navigating legal aspects like privacy, data protection, intellectual property, and security. With a deep-rooted belief in giving back, Maha has dedicated over 10 years to volunteering with organizations such as Washington Lawyers for the Arts, and Communities Rise, offering legal aid to underserved communities. She also takes pride in mentoring aspiring law students from BIPOC backgrounds, aiming to help them find their footing in the legal world. Passionate about equity and inclusion, Maha has actively participated in various boards and committees, striving to foster diversity and justice within and beyond the legal community. Her journey is driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact.
Jacob Ferrari, Apex Law Group
Jacob Ferrari is an attorney with The Apex Law Group where he practices Business and Nonprofit law with a focus on churches and religious organizations. He regularly advises tax-exempt organizations and businesses on issues relating to formation, corporate governance and structure, and requirements for obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status. Prior to joining the firm, Jacob served as a law clerk to the Hon. David A. Kurtz of the Snohomish County Superior Court. Jacob regularly volunteers for organizations such as Communities Rise by providing pro bono legal services and serves with his church as a deacon.