October 25, 2012

CBA Brings Local Attorneys to Freestore Foodbank

Cincinnati Bar Association Brings Local Attorneys to Freestore Foodbank

Continuing legal education program gives attorneys insight into non-profit law issues


**To view photos from the event, click here.

Today the Cincinnati Bar Association welcomed 70 attorneys for a continuing education seminar focusing on nonprofit stewardship presented by the non-profit law committee. The program was held at the Freestore Foodbank, who graciously gave attendees an inside look at the Freestore’s innovative and life changing Cincinnati Cooks program and facility. Cincinnati Cooks is the Freestore Foodbank’s free, 10-week program that trains unemployed and underemployed adults to work in the food service industry.

The continuing education program provided participants with a working knowledge of typical nonprofit financial reports including budgets, cash flow, 990’s, and investment statements. It also shed light on the legal and ethical responsibilities of board members relative to the financial management of the organization and the proper exercise of fiduciary responsibility to ensure the viability of the organization.

The Cincinnati Bar Association non-profit law committee was formed earlier this year with the goal of promoting the charitable mission of non-profits in our community by increasing knowledge and awareness of issues facing these non-profit organizations, to advance the practice of law relating to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, and to enhance the role of attorneys who volunteer and advise such organizations. The committee seeks to support and promote attorneys who practice in the area of non-profit and tax-exempt organization law, to support attorneys who volunteer their time to serve on non-profit committees and boards, and to support non-profit organizations by providing them with information from attorneys who have knowledge in areas of law that are relevant to non-profit organizations.

For additional photos or if you have questions, please contact Laura Gaffin at or (513) 699-1391.



About the Cincinnati Bar Association

Founded in 1872, the Cincinnati Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest metro bar associations in the country. Its mission is to maintain the highest professional standards among attorneys, to enhance the professional competence of attorneys, to improve the administration of justice, to serve the needs of members, and to provide law-related service and education to the public. Learn more at


About the Freestore Foodbank

The Freestore Foodbank is the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in the Tri-State.  The organization is a trusted partner to more than 315 nonprofit member agencies spread across 20 counties, through which it distributes over 16 million meals and other products to more than 300,000 individuals annually. By providing emergency food distribution, the Freestore Foodbank works to determine the root causes of poverty and food insecurity and is able to provide an array of services (emergency clothing, housing services, Food Stamps assistance, Medicaid outreach and others) aimed at creating self-reliance. The Freestore Foodbank is a member of Feeding America. Visit for more information.



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