About the Author
Michele Berger, an associate at NEO Law Group and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Nonprofit Law Blog, is a nonprofit and exempt organizations attorney. She has assisted clients with nonprofit formation, exemption, charitable registration, fiscal sponsorship, property tax exemption, international grantmaking, bylaws review, and on various governance matters. Michele has also led seminars for emerging nonprofit leaders, presented for the Foundation Center, produced short videos on startup issues, and co-authored articles for The Nonprofit Quarterly and the Alameda County (Calif.) Bar Association Blog.
(Note: This guest article first appeared on the Nonprofit Law Blog and is excerpted here with permission from NEO Law Group. The original article applies to nonprofits of any type. In this excerpted version, we have focused on a few points that may help inform critical thinking and discussion about a bar organization’s bylaws and whether there are ways that they can be brought into better alignment with the bar’s ongoing work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.)