Legal Risk Management for Associations: A Legal Compliance Guide for Volunteers and Employees of Trade and Professional Associations
Legal Risk Management for Associations is intended to assist volunteers and employees who have positions of responsibility and authority for trade or professional associations in
- Avoiding violations of the law,
- Protecting their association's future, and
- Accomplishing their association's goals and objectives effectively and with increased confidence that legal problems will not interfere.
Associations of all kinds, whether large, medium, or small in size and whether national, state, or local in scope are affected or potentially affected by a host of laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. Many of the applicable rules are highly technical and nonintuitive; common sense is simply not a sufficient guide to avoiding legal liability. Violations of the law, whether intentional or unintentional, can have severe consequences for the association and for the individuals involved. This book was written to help those who work with associations in any capacity protect themselves and their association.