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Reconsidering Redevelopment – Neighborhood Based Economic Development in Los Angeles

“Reconsidering Redevelopment” is a report co-authored by more than a dozen community-based groups that highlights the need to address economic development in Los Angeles’ poorest areas.

Guide, Spanish

Respondiendo a Sospecha de Abuso Infantil o Violencia Domestica en un Entorno de Cuidado Infantil

Como proveedor de cuidado infantil, puede encontrar situaciones en las que sospecha o sabe que un nino bajo su cuidado esta siendo abusado o descuidado. Cuando se presentan situaciones como …

Guide

Responding to Suspected Child Abuse or Domestic Violence in Child Care Setting

As a child care provider, you may encounter situations where you suspect or know that a child in your care is being abused or neglected. When situations like this arise, you must follow appropriate procedures to ensure that the child gets help and that you are complying with legal requirements.

Guide

Revenue Generating Activities for Nonprofits

This publication discusses legal issues that may arise when a tax-exempt organization engages in revenue-generating activities, including income tax considerations, mitigating liability, structuring options, and taking on investors. This publication is intended to provide an overview of issues an organization should consider before launching a new revenue-generating activity.

Guide

Risk Management & Insurance Guide for Nonprofits [2013]

This guide provides a basic overview of the risk management process. Using a case study as an example, the guide explains the three fundamental steps that every organization should take in order to create a risk management plan: assess the nonprofit’s risks; mitigate those risks to the greatest extent practicable; and obtain insurance to help pay the costs in the event a loss occurs.

Guide

Running a Successful Child Care Business: Practice Good Community Relations

As a child care provider, you are not only a business person but you are a key member of the community in which you work and live. This means that you must have a good working relationship with parents, neighbors, landlords and licensing personnel. In fact, most problems involving the law can be avoided by simply maintaining good relationships with other members of the community.

Guide

Running a Successful Volunteer and Internship Program

This publication will discuss many of the common litigation risks and issues associated with volunteers and interns, including misclassification, compensation, discrimination and/or harassment, disciplinary actions, and injuries in the workplace.

Template/Sample Form

Sample Gift Acceptance Policy

Sample of a Gift Acceptance Policy for a California nonprofit public benefit corporation exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) – it was designed to assist nonprofit organizations seeking to adopt or amend such a governance policy and the pro bono attorneys who represent them. The form is annotated with explanatory endnotes, including citations to applicable laws, alternatives, and recommended practices.

Template/Sample Form

Sample Minutes, Resolutions, and Consents

Public Counsel’s Community Development Project has designed these annotated sample minutes, consents, and board resolutions to serve as a tool for non-membership California nonprofit public benefit corporations and pro bono …

Template/Sample Form

Sample Notice to Commercial Landlord of Inability to Pay Rent (City of Los Angeles)

This document provides a sample letter a commercial tenant should send to their landlord in order to take advantage of protections in the City of Los Angeles for tenants who …

Template/Sample Form

Sample Notice to Commercial Landlord of Inability to Pay Rent (County of Los Angeles)

This document provides a sample letter a commercial tenant should send to their landlord in order to take advantage of protections for commercial tenants in unincorporated LA County or County cities that do not have their own COVID-19 commercial tenant protections. (June 24, 2020)

Template/Sample Form

Sample Parent Provider Contract with COVID provisions [August 2022]

The contract that follows is a sample, not a model; it may contain provisions that are not appropriate for certain providers, and it may not contain others that your program requires. You should modify it and/or adapt it for your own use after a review of your specific program and methods of operation. When you settle on the version that seems best for you, you should ask a lawyer to review your contract before using it with any parents.

Template/Sample Form

Sample Parent-Provider Contract

The contract that follows is a sample, not a model; it may contain provisions that are not appropriate for certain providers, and it may not contain others that your program requires. You should modify it and/or adapt it for your own use after a review of your specific program and methods of operation. When you settle on the version that seems best for you, you should ask a lawyer to review your contract before using it with any parents.

Template/Sample Form

Sample Parent-Provider Contract for Subsidized Care

The contract that follows is a sample, not a model; it may contain provisions that are not appropriate for certain providers, and it may not contain others that your program requires. You should modify it and/or adapt it for your own use after a review of your specific program and methods of operation. When you settle on the version that seems best for you, you should ask a lawyer to review your contract before using it with any parents.

Guide, Spanish

Seguro De Compensacion De Trabajadores Para Negocio De Cuidado De Ninos

Las leyes de compensacion de trabajadores (The Workers’ Compensation Act) dan derecho a los trabajadores a recibir tratamiento medico pronto y efectivo por lesiones debido al trabajo, sin importar quien …

Guide

Self Help Guide: Filing Complaints with the California Contractor State License Board

This guide is for individuals who wish to file a complaint with the California Contractor State License Board (“CLSB”), regarding a CSLB licensed contractor or licensed contractor’s employee, or an …

Guide

Self-Help “Pro Per” Guide for Completing: California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation PACE Complaint

This guide is for individuals who wish to file a complaint with the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (“DFPI”), regarding their PACE (“Property Assessed Clean Energy”) assessment. This …

Guide

Self-Help Guide to Filing Your Own Assessment Appeal For Homeowners with PACE liens in Los Angeles County

This guide is for individuals who wish to seek cancellation and refund of the PACE liens on homes located in Los Angeles County. A blank copy of the form is …

External Resource

Tax Transcript (link directs to IRS website)

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may need to provide your recent Federal income tax records. If you do not have your tax returns, you can get a …

Guide

The ABC’s of Transition And the Independent Living Program

This manual is for foster youth and former foster youth and will give you an understanding of the resources available to you as you transition to adulthood. There are many services available to you that you might not even know about, such as continued Medi-Cal coverage (health insurance), tuition assistance, tutoring, and scholarship opportunities.

FAQs, Guide

Trademark Basics for Nonprofits [2015]

This guide contains a collection of frequently asked trademark questions and answers, divided into the following categories: Trademark Definitions, How to Establish a Trademark, Proper Use of a Trademark, and …

Appendix

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Appendix 3 – DPH Actions to Increase Access to Safe Sidewalk Vending in LA

Appendix 3 – DPH Actions to Increase Access to Safe Sidewalk Vending in LA. Despite the landmark effort to legalize sidewalk vending in California, little-known and poorly designed food laws …

Report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: How Food Regulations Starve Sidewalk Vendors of Opportunity and What Can Be Done to Finish the Legalization of Street Food

Despite the landmark effort to legalize sidewalk vending in California, little-known and poorly designed food laws still make it functionally illegal for most vendors to sell food.

Executive Summary

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: How Food Regulations Starve Sidewalk Vendors of Opportunity and What Can Be Done to Finish the Legalization of Street Food (Executive Summary)

Executive Summary of Report. Despite the landmark effort to legalize sidewalk vending in California, little-known and poorly designed food laws still make it functionally illegal for most vendors to sell …

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