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Serving on a Nonprofit Board – Practical and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

Speaker(s): Courtney Darts, Nancy Eberhardt
Recorded on: Jul. 12, 2016
PLI Program #: 186774

Courtney Darts is Legal Director at Pro Bono Partnership, an organization that provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofits serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  In her current role, Courtney oversees the Partnership’s legal and educational programs.  She also provides direct legal services to nonprofit organizations in New York and Connecticut, focusing on nonprofit, tax-exempt, and corporate governance matters.

Prior to becoming Legal Director, Courtney was Director of Education and a Senior Staff Attorney at the Partnership for several years. Before joining Pro Bono Partnership, she was in private practice.  Currently, Courtney serves as a member of the Non-Profit Organizations Committee of the New York City Bar Association and on the board of Nonprofit Westchester.  She is a graduate of Fairfield University and Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York. 

Nancy Eberhardt is Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership.  Nancy is responsible for advancing the mission of the Partnership and leading the staff and legal programs.  Involved in all areas of the organization, Nancy sets strategy, provides operations and financial oversight, recruits volunteer attorneys, promotes client outreach and education, and serves as liaison to the Partnership’s Board of Directors.

Prior to being appointed Executive Director, Nancy was the Director of Pro Bono Partnership’s New Jersey Program for 12 years.  Before that, Nancy was in private practice with a focus on environmental law. 

Nancy currently serves on the Pro Bono Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Nancy has served on the boards of several nonprofits, and was previously an adjunct professor in the Department of Public Administration at Kean University.  Nancy received the Judge Learned Hand Award from AJC, and has been presented with many community service awards and recognitions on behalf of the Partnership.

Nancy is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, and is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and of Rutgers School of Law — Newark.