Winstead University: Essentials of Serving on a Nonprofit Board as an Attorney

Presented by Amber Fogarty and Tara Levy of Mission Capital and Stewart Whitehead of Winstead


11:30 a.m. Lunch available
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Presentation

This session will explore the fundamental principles and best practices that every attorney who serves on a nonprofit board should know, including the difference between governance and management as a board member. This session will define the three legal duties of board service: the duty of loyalty, the duty of care, and the duty of obedience. Attendees will learn the top ten roles and responsibilities of board members with a special focus on the attorney’s unique roles and contributions. Learn what you can expect as an attorney on a nonprofit board and how to navigate the ethical dilemmas and risks you may encounter.

This course has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which .5 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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401 Congress Ave. Suite 2100
Austin, TX 78701
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Webcast/videoconference available in these other Winstead offices:

Winstead PC
2000 Fifth Third Center
201 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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500 Winstead Bldg.
2728 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

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Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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600 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

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300 Convent Street, Suite 2700
San Antonio, Texas  78205

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24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 500
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

For information on attending, contact Marianne Lee at

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