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Legal Issues When Volunteers Are Injured: Is Your Nonprofit at Risk?

Be prepared with a comprehensive risk management plan if your volunteer or employee gets injured.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of your nonprofit and essential to the mission. Although many nonprofits believe that they are still shielded from civil liability as to their volunteers, that landscape has changed and is continuing to evolve in our society. A significant claim from an injured volunteer can devastate a small nonprofit in financial and reputational impact. But forewarned is forearmed. Obtain a better understanding as to how the law is evolving in its view of who is a volunteer and who is an employee, why that might impact your mission, the types of injuries for which volunteers have and are making claims against the nonprofit, and risk management tips to protect your volunteers and to continue to fulfill your mission.

89 minutes
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Agenda

The Changing Face of Nonprofits

  • Charitable Immunity
  • Volunteer Protections Act
  • Tracking Volunteer Injuries Through the DLI

Correcting Classifying Volunteers

  • What Are the Risks of Misclassifying a Volunteer?
    • Wages Liability
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Civil Liability
  • Impact of the New DOL Rules on Volunteers
  • Tests for Distinguishing Between Employee and Volunteer

Identifying the Risks

  • What Are the Basic Legal Theories of Civil Liability?
  • How Are These Applied to Mission-Related Activities?
    • Premises Liability
    • Driving and Transportation
    • Personal Injury While Performing the Activity
    • Professional Liability for Rendering Aid

Injuries Resulting From Violence

  • Liability for Risks Posed by Co-Workers/Co-Volunteers
  • Liability for Risks Posed by Clientele
  • Liability for Risks Posed by Outside/Third Parties

Controlling the Risks

  • Selection
  • Training
  • Supervision
  • Documentation
  • Protection
  • Risk Transfer
  • The Corporate Shield
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on May 13, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Karen A. Kalzer

Karen A. Kalzer

Helsell Fetterman LLP

  • Partner in the office of Helsell Fetterman LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law for nonprofits, schools and communities of faith
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops locally and nationally on numerous employment topics and developing areas affecting nonprofits as well as ethics in handling legal claims
  • Committee chair of the CLM Religious & NonProfits Committee; faculty member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Claims College
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of employment law and religious communities, employment in independent schools, and developing labor topics
  • Admissions include Washington State Bar, Oregon State Bar, Western District of Washington, United States Supreme Court
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Oregon; Litigation Management Institute CLMP
  • Can be contacted at 206-689-2125 or [email protected]
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Published 2020
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