Machon L’Shlichus and the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) are please to announce their renewed partnership to financially empower Shuluchim – from budgeting and money management to bankruptcy and foreclosure – and much more. Listen above to NYLAG President Yisroel Schulman describe the enhanced program.

NYLAG Chabad Webinar Series

Nonprofit Webinar #1: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This webinar reviews the basics of establishing a nonprofit organization and obtaining tax exempt status. It provides an overview of developing corporate documents such as Articles of Incorporation and bylaws, obtaining an employer identification number, applying for federal 501(c)3 tax exemption and regulations on nonprofit activities and governance. Click here to view/ download a printable version of the webinar presentation slides. See nonprofit webinar #3 to view recorded webinar.

Nonprofit Webinar #2: ThursdayApril 3, 2014

The New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act

New York State’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act took effect on July 1, 2014. The Act amends the laws that govern New York nonprofit organizations, requiring that nonprofits enhance their oversight efforts and tighten governance measures. This webinar provides an overview of the most important provisions of the act and how New York nonprofit corporations can ensure that their governance structure, oversight functions, policies, and day-to-day operations to comply with changes to New York law. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Legal Counseling Webinar #1: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Affordable Care Act in New York

This webinar provides an overview of recent and upcoming changes to health insurance in New York State for individuals and families as of April, 2014. The webinar covers the new requirement to obtain health insurance (including the tax penalties for remaining uncovered, and its exceptions), and private insurance available through the New York Health Insurance Exchange (www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov). It also reviews important changes to Medicare, Medicaid, Family Health Plus, and Healthy New York. This webinar helps participants understand their alternatives as they make health insurance decisions for themselves and their families. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Financial Counseling Webinar #1: Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Budgeting and Expense Management

Learn the basics of monthly budget preparation, as well as preparing for emergencies and meeting financial goals. The webinar includes tips on money and expense management (e.g. managing credit cards, negotiating with banks and lenders). Topics include setting short and long term financial goals, prioritizing expenses and debt, and measuring expense ratios against suggested guidelines. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Legal Counseling Webinar #2: Monday, June 9, 2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT

From Credit Card to Courtroom: What Happens to A Debt When It Isn’t Paid

This training provides an overview of consumer debt collection practices. Topics covered include a brief introduction to the life of a debt, the acceptable ways in which debt collectors can serve you with Court papers, what to expect when you are sued by a debt collector and collection trends. Winning your debt collection lawsuit might be easier than you think—watch this webinar and learn why! The webinar briefly reviews your rights under the Exempt Income Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and discusses some common debtor defenses used when faced with a collection lawsuit. Even if you are not being sued, you should know your rights and pass the information on to family and friends. Many of us hear about people we love that are being sued by a credit card company or other creditor, and wish we could help them—now you can! Click here to view recorded webinar.

Nonprofit Webinar #3: ThursdayJuly 10, 2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT

The New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act (Refresher)

New York State’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act took effect on July 1, 2014. The Act amends the laws that govern New York nonprofit organizations, including synagogues and yeshivas, and requires that nonprofits operating in New York enhance their oversight efforts and tighten governance measures. This webinar provides an overview of the most important provisions of the act and how New York nonprofit corporations can ensure that their governance structure, oversight functions, policies, and day-to-day operations comply with New York law. This webinar covers the same material as NYLAG’s New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act webinar on April 3, 2014. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Nonprofit Webinar #4: ThursdayJuly 31, 2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT

Best Practices for Conducting an Annual Board Meeting

Every non-profit, including synagogues and schools are required to have an Annual Board Meeting. Often overlooked, an organization’s Annual Board Meeting is a wonderful vehicle to review the organization’s mission and objectives, recruit new Board members, monitor proper financial oversight and ensure legal and ethical integrity and accountability. In this webinar, you will learn the best practices for how to conduct your Annual Board Meeting from both a practical and legal perspective. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Legal Counseling Webinar #3: Monday, August 11, 2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Basics Foreclosure Prevention Process for homeowners

This presentation will provide a brief overview of mortgage lending and servicing, with particular focus on prevention strategies for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments.  Learn about President Obama’s Federal Making Homes Affordable Program and whether you might qualify.  Also, find out what to expect in a foreclosure proceeding and what actions a homeowner should take to prevent or delay a foreclosure sale. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Financial Counseling Webinar #2: Tuesday, September 16  2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT

ID Theft and Financial Scams

Eight in 10 consumers have received a potentially fraudulent financial offer and every year over 9 million people are victims of identity theft, costing Americans over $50 billion per year.  Have you ever received emails from a foreign prince asking you to move his money, or a long lost relative who needs immediate financial help?  Most scams are far more subtle and may look like a legitimate information request from your bank or another trusted institution.  Or, you may not even be aware that someone has opened up charge cards in your name until the collectors come knocking. Click here to view recorded webinar.

Join us for a discussion on how to avoid becoming a target of financial predators. The NYLAG financial counselor will review important information on how you can protect your ID and assets, and what to do if you’ve become a victim.

Financial Counseling Webinar #3: Thursday, October 16, 2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT

Credit Reports, Scores, and Improving your Credit

Learn how to access and understand your credit report and its impact on your finances.  The NYLAG financial counselor will discuss the determinants that make up your credit score, how to break down and potentially dispute errors on a credit report, and how to improve your credit rating through tangible means and financial products. Click here to view recorded webinar.

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel, nor does it constitute advertising or a solicitation.