CLE: Not All Nonprofits Are Created Equally (Pending Virginia Approval for 1 CLE Credit)

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Live Interactive Webcast


  • Member in good standing for the 2020-2021 membership year.
  • Does not currently hold membership with the Alexandria Bar Association.

Registration is closed

Not all nonprofits are created equally.  Whether you work with nonprofits, serve on a nonprofit board, or donate to nonprofits, this course will help you ensure that the nonprofit you are dealing with is compliant with legal and regulatory requirements.  Once we review the laws that apply to Virginia nonprofits generally, we will take a deep dive into the animal welfare nonprofit arena as a specific example.  

Heidi Meinzer
Law Office of Heidi Meinzer PLLC

In 2000, Heidi graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and began her legal career as a public defender in Alexandria.  After six years in the Office of the Public Defender, she became a civil litigator for a law firm in Arlington County. While at the firm, Heidi’s practice naturally gravitated to animal law.  In 2013, Heidi’s animal law practice expanded sufficiently to enable her to establish her own law firm in Alexandria.

As Heidi’s animal law practice has developed, she has focused her efforts to companion animal law issues and civic service.  Heidi has served in numerous leadership roles, including as Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section and on companion animal law related work groups organized by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Heidi currently serves on the boards of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.  Since 2011, Heidi has also worked as a dog trainer and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Nose Work Instructor in 2013.

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