November Updates and Events from The Law Project
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Community Benefits 101
TLP and the Community Renewal Society will hold a free “CBA 101” training for community organizations on the practical steps it takes to put a Community Benefits Agreement in place. The how-to training will be on Monday, December 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Old St. Pat’s Church, 700 W. Adams.  Our speakers will be Jawanza Malone of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) and Gavin Kearney of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.
Jawanza Malone, now Executive Director of KOCO, was one of the lead organizers involved in securing the CBA attached to the Chicago Olympic bid; KOCO is also one of the lead organizations in the current Obama Library CBA campaign.  Attorney Gavin Kearney is currently Director of the Shriver Center’s Legal Impact Network and previously worked for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where he represented CBA coalitions. 
RSVP for the event at Please email for more information. 

New Overtime Regulations - What You Need to Know
TLP is co-hosting a videocast webinar, The New Overtime Regulations: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know on Wednesday November 9, 2016, 11:30am to 2:30pm. This videocast will review what the new overtime regulations provide and how they will impact your organization; the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees; what counts as work hours for purposes  of  the  regulations;  how  to  determine a  salaried  employee’s  rate  of pay; what steps your organization should be taking to get ready for December 1; and how these changes will impact your responsibilities under other federal laws.

Free. Register at

Employer Hotline November 17
Are you an employer? Do you have questions about employment law?  Get free legal advice on Thursday, November 17 with a 30-minute appointment with legal counsel from the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. If you're not sure whether the hotline is right for you, contact Jody Adler at to get more information.

To schedule an appointment complete the intake form at

Emerging Nonprofit Certificate Training Program
The next Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training program will be offered November 30, December 7 and December 14 in the evenings. The program is for nonprofit founders who are interested in or are in the process of forming a new nonprofit organization. Sessions cover funding a new nonprofit, nonprofit board basics, developing a business plan and budget for a new organization, and the legal steps to create a charity.

Fee is $150. Registration and details are at

Neighborhood Small Business Legal Clinic
Come learn about Corporate Structures (C Corp, S Corp, LLC), Working with Employees or Independent Contractors, and What to Know Before Signing a Contract at our Neighborhood Small Business Legal Clinic, Thursday December 8 from 8:30am to 11:30am at Albany Park Chamber of Commerce, 3403 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago. The Law Project, Uptown United & Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, Communities United (formerly Albany Park Neighborhood Council), and Albany Park Chamber of Commerce/North River Commission are hosting the clinic.

RSVP to or call 312-939-3638.

Federal Labor Standards Act
Overtime rules are changing December 1. Learn how these rules will impact your workforce and who is entitled to overtime.


A Guide to Acting as a Fiscal Sponsor
Considering becoming a Fiscal Sponsor? Read this guide to understand the rules and not jeopardize your organization’s tax exemption.

Mandatory Sick Leave
Chicago requires employers to provide paid sick leave. Click here to learn what this means for you.

The Law Project extends a sincere thank you to our most recent pro bono attorneys!
Constance Moylan Attorney at Law
Samuel K. Kim Barack Ferrzzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Daniel A. Cotter Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Paul D. Carman Chapman and Cutler LLP
Florence Hardy Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
John J. Allen Combined Insurance
Rebecca Collins Combined Insurance
Larry Goldman Combined Insurance
Chad Helin Combined Insurance
Loretta Prince Combined Insurance
Natascha Riesco Combined Insurance
Bryan J. Johnson Cozen O'Connor
Ashley Cox Dentons 
Bradley B. Levy DLA Piper LLP (US)
Alison M. Mitchell DLA Piper LLP (US)
Ami S. Patel DLA Piper LLP (US)
Sylvia B. St. Clair
Myles D. Berman
Faegre Baker Daniels
Foley & Lardner LLP
Michael H. Woolever Foley & Lardner LLP
Cliff Helm
Frank Keldermans 
Helm Business Law
Holland & Knight LLP
James T. Mayer Holland & Knight LLP
Kristen Boike Jenner & Block LLP
Gail Morse Jenner & Block LLP
Jolene E. Negre Jenner & Block LLP
Nineveh Alkhas Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Timothy S. Cross Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Daniel J. Elrod Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Vincent Lucchese Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Bari Nathan Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Sophia B. Popovic  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Michael Savage Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Mark C. Simon Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
Ryan Bennett Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Justin R. Bernbrock Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Alyssa Christensen Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Adam Clifford Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mark Fennell Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Corey D. Fox Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Craig J.  Garvey Kirkland & Ellis LLP
William A. Guerrieri Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ryan D. Harris Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Robert M. Hayward Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Louis R.  Hernandez, III Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Timothy J. Landwehr Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Emma Lange-Novak Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Aisha P. Lavinier Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joanna Lee  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Katie St. Peters Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Seth J. Pritikin Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Edward J. Schneidman Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Robert A. Wilson Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Laura P. Bauer Latham & Watkins
Jonathan Strauss Law Offices of Jonathan Strauss
Jon Loevy  Loevy & Loevy    
Daniel J. Favero Mayer Brown LLP
Ahmad S. Nofal Mayer Brown LLP
Charles E. Harris, II Mayer Brown LLP
Ryan V. Smith Mayer Brown LLP
Emily Glunz Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Matthew P. Gregoline Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Stephanie L Sweitzer Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Brittany A. Bogaerts Nixon Peabody LLP
Thomas F. Brett, II Nixon Peabody LLP
Andrew Tremble Nixon Peabody LLP
Rich Ungaretti  Nixon Peabody LLP
Payam Roshandel Paul, Hastings LLP
James J. Gatziolis Quarles & Brady LLP
Norah Jones Quarles & Brady LLP
Corbin J. Morris Quarles & Brady LLP
Lauren S. Novak Schiff Hardin
Nora Kersten Walsh Schiff Hardin
Eric E. Hill Seyfarth Shaw
Michael A. Clark Sidley Austin LLP
Joseph A Miron Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Christine A. Edwards Winston & Strawn LLP
Mats G. Carlston Winston & Strawn LLP
William D. Egler Winston & Strawn LLP
Lauryn E. May Winston & Strawn LLP
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