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Let's Go Legal - The right road to compliance and protection

Event Details

Thursday, November 17, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm PT
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:

  1. State Law
  2. Federal Law
  3. Fundraising
  4. Employment Law
  5. 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.   

Let’s Go Legal is Part 3 of the Nonprofit Fundamentals Series. Register for the series to strengthen your board’s performance and decision-making.



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.


Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.

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 serves as Corporate Counsel in Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices division. Prior to her work at Microsoft, she was an attorney with The Apex Law Group where she practiced Business and Nonprofit law with a focus on Intellectual property. As part of her pro bono practice, she advises tax-exempt organizations and businesses on issues relating to formation, corporate governance, and maintaining compliance with relevant state and federal law.

Maha Jafarey

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.

Jacob Ferrari

Thanks to Our Partners

Washington Secretary of State Corporations & Charities Division
Nonprofit Association of WA Logo, the state of WA in red, yellow, teal, and purple in multiple vectors.
Communities Rise logo
Questions? Contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: [email protected]

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