VLAA Nonprofit Incorporation Project

VLAA student volunteers assist arts organizations by helping them incorporate as nonprofit corporations. This includes writing articles of incorporation and by-laws, and completing the appropriate IRS forms. Each student is assigned an attorney-supervisor who answers questions and approves all documents.

Students are required to participate in a two-hour training session and meet with their client four times; however the majority of the work can be done at the law school or from home. Students will spend approximately 20 hours total on a nonprofit incorporation project; however, between coordinating times to meet with your Clients and Attorney-Supervisor and waiting for the Articles of Incorporation to be approved, the entire process may take a few months.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Walsh at ewalsh@wulaw.wustl.edu.