After 12 years of serving the legal needs of nonprofit organizations, 8 of them through the Legal Center for Nonprofits, Attorney Linnea Michel has decided that it is time to retire so that she can spend more time with her husband, who retired in January 2020, and with her children who reside in other states.
The board of directors of the Legal Center for Nonprofits, Inc., however, has been working to ensure that our nonprofit community will not be left bereft of legal assistance.
Justice Bridge, a law incubator sponsored by the University of Massachusetts School of Law that is, like LCN, committed to delivering affordable high-quality service, is expanding its practice areas to include services for nonprofit organizations. Justice Bridge is a post-graduate residency program. All of its participating attorneys are members of the bar in good standing and are mentored by over 75 senior attorneys, including many retired judges (and Linnea for at least the balance of this calendar year). We are pleased to suggest that nonprofit founders, boards of directors, and leadership staff may contact:
Justice Bridge Legal Center
257-259 Union Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
We are especially pleased because, in addition to legal services specific to nonprofit organizations, Justice Bridge gives nonprofits access to the full range of general legal practice, including assistance with leases, employment matters, contract, intellectual property, school law, municipal and zoning matters, and more.
Another option for Massachusetts nonprofits is the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, a membership and advocacy organization for nonprofit organizations providing information about training for boards and staff, grants information, and access to its service-provider members who offer a full range of nonprofit-specific services, such as legal, accounting, insurance, fundraising, strategic planning and organization development, marketing, and communications.
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network