April 1st - April 2nd, 2009

"Inescapable Legal Issues in Certification"


Rich Bar, Esq.

GKG Law, P.C.

Richard Bar has been practicing for more than 20 years. He is a partner with the Washington D.C. law firm, GKG Law, P.C. His firm is counsel to more than 75 trade and professional associations, societies and certification boards. Mr. Bar advises clients in all areas of the law, including specialization in the certification and credentialing areas. He is a contributing writer for Association Trends and frequent speaker and trainer for the American Society of Association Executives, the National Organization for Competency Assurance and the Certification Networking Group. He has been named among the top lawyers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by Washingtonian Magazine.

Susan Dorn, Esq.

Dorn & Hanson

Susan Dorn is managing partner of Dorn & Hanson. Ms. Dorn has served as general counsel to professional societies, membership associations, certification agencies, and philanthropic organizations since 1985. Ms. Dorn writes and lectures extensively on subjects affecting nonprofits. Ms. Dorn is co-author of a booklet published by the National Center for Nonprofit Boards entitled The Nonprofit Board's Guide to Bylaws and is one of the authors of The Licensure and Certifica¬tion Mission: Legal, Social, and Political Foundations. She was a contributor to the American Bar Association's Tax-Exempt Tool Kit. Ms. Dorn speaks regularly before groups interested in governance, voluntary certification, and accreditation, as well as governmental regulation and licensure, including: the American Bar Associa¬tion; the American Society of Association Executives; the Certification Networking Group; the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation; the National Organiza¬tion for Competency Assurance; and the National Center for Nonprofit Boards.

Jeff Glassie, Esq.


Jefferson C. Glassie, a partner in Pillsbury's nonprofit organizations group, repre¬sents associations and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of legal matters, including antitrust, tax, certification, accreditation, contracts, employment, merger, intellectual property and corporate issues. Mr. Glassie has concentrated in the field of nonprofit membership organizations for over thirty years. He has significant experience in international legal issues and is the author of International Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations, published by the American Society for Associa¬tion Executives (ASAE). He is also co-author with Jerry Jacobs of Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook, 2nd edition. Mr. Glassie is the former Chair of the Legal Section Council of ASAE and the Annual Legal Symposium; former Chairman of the Law and Legislative Committee of the Greater Washington Society of Asso¬ciation Executives; and former member of the ASAE International Section Council.


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