Resources for Legal Compliance

Online resources for your nonprofit legal compliance questions.

External Resources

  • Hurwit & Associates' Nonprofit Law Resource Library
    Contains information on a number of subjects pertaining to nonprofit law including nonprofit start-up issues, state filing and compliance, governance and board questions, mergers and affiliations, nonprofit entrepreneurship, charitable contributions and more

  • The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law
    An international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association and public participation around the world

Nonprofit Law Blogs

  • Nonprofit Law Blog
    “Nonprofit Law Essentials and News from California Attorney Gene Takagi”
  • Nonprofit Law Prof Blog
    Providing resources, information and news on nonprofit law developments for tax professors, practitioners and the general public

Government Resources

Pro Bono and Reduced-Fee Nonprofit Legal Services

  • The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
    The overarching mission of the Legal Services Center is to be a place of innovation and experimentation for the development of effective approaches to the education of law students and the delivery of legal services.
  • Community Enterprise Clinic
    The Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau’s Community Enterprise Clinic provides free legal representation to entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits in Greater Boston and Metro West communities.
  • Boston Bar Lawyer Referral
    A public service since 1950, the Boston Bar Lawyer Referral is the only lawyer referral service in Massachusetts to earn ABA approval.
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse
    Matches volunteer lawyers with nonprofit groups that develop or sponsor affordable housing, promote economic development, or operate as homeless shelters, tenant organizations, and housing and homeless advocacy groups
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
    Provides legal services to individual artists and nonprofit art organizations
  • Foundation Center
    Lists various resources for nonprofits seeking pro bono legal services


  • Phelan , Marilyn; Desiderio, Robert. 2007. Nonprofit Organizations Law and Policy, American Casebook Series, West Publishing Corp.

  • Hopkins, Bruce, 2005. Nonprofit Law Made Easy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

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