Legal for Good has practical experience in both charitable law enforcement as well as internal nonprofit business operations. We have been to this rodeo before, and can likely provide some insight! We are accessible and committed to working with all types of nonprofits, big and small. Legal for Good provides value to you through individualized products, reliable advice, and a genuine enthusiasm for the sector. Read more about our core values.
Every organization should have access to legal counsel. There are many situations when a nonprofit needs an attorney more pointedly. Some examples of those times are:
We are more than just attorneys – we’re advisors on a variety of issues.
A nonprofit attorney is a lawyer who provides legal advice to nonprofit corporations and charitable organizations. Nonprofit attorneys do not provide free legal services to the public.
Legal for Good is a fee-for-service law firm and (luckily for us) our clients pay their bills. Legal for Good provides legal services to nonprofits, charitable organizations, and individual donors. While we would like everyone to have access to legal service, we focus on assisting the nonprofit community. If you need legal service generally, or are looking for low-cost legal assistance, please contact the following:
Lawyer Referral Programs
Lawyer Locators for People with Low Income
Hiring an attorney can be an intimidating process. The American Bar Association publishes a book,“The Complete Personal Legal Guide: The Essential Reference for Every Household.” This comprehensive guide will help you decide when you need an attorney, and how to find one you trust. The first chapter “When and How to Use a Lawyer” is helpful.
You should sign a “retainer” agreement and/or fee agreement when authorizing an attorney to work for you. The retainer agreement is your contract with the attorney. It should specify how you will pay (hourly, flat fee, contingency fee, availability retainer, etc.). It should also specify the cost of various legal services. Read your contract carefully and keep a copy.
Cost is an important factor to many people looking for a lawyer. The fees lawyers charge may be confusing, remember the following:
Your Attorney’s Responsibilities:
Whenever it’s the best fit for our client, Legal for Good will arrange to bill clients on a flat fee basis. Flat fee arrangements may be paid in full at the outset or by prearranged installments. Hourly billing is also available when a flat fee is not possible or practical for our client. Clients receive an invoice each month showing the work that was done, and clients may choose to pay their invoice by authorizing a recurring credit card payment, paying online, paying by check, or utilizing funds they have deposited in Legal for Good’s trust account. In all cases clients should refer to their retainer and fee agreements for detailed information about specific payments. Contact us to get more information about payments.
Please Contact us so we can answer any other questions.