Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Disability Rules Expanded

    Learn how regulations under the expanded Americans With Disabilities Act will affect your organization as an employer and when you sponsor meetings and events.

  • Amendments Broaden Disabilities Act

    Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act in 2009 broadened the definition of disability and changed the standard for determining whether an impairment substantially limits an individual’s major life activity.

  • Website Accessibility Under the ADA

    Making websites accessible for users with disabilities.


  • FTC Provides Guidance on Ethical Codes

    What you need to know about adopting and enforcing ethical codes, while avoiding antitrust concerns.

  • Compensation & Benefits Surveys

    When conducting compensation and benefits surveys, be sure that your association has followed the necessary structural guidelines to avoid creating unintended antitrust liability.

  • The Basics of Antitrust Law

    A look at the four main areas of antitrust law for associations – price fixing, membership decisions, codes of ethics or other forms of self-regulation, and standard-setting and certification.

Certification & Standard-Setting


Dispute Resolution

  • Responding to a Subpoena for Deposition

    Even an association that is not a party to a lawsuit may need to respond to a subpoena for deposition. Know what to do if your association is served with a subpoena.

  • Action Plan for 'Litigation Hold Letters'

    Understand the pre-litigation duty to preserve evidence and how to respond to ensure compliance with the organization’s legal duties.

  • Shall We Arbitrate?

    Although it is popular to believe that arbitration is “better” than litigation, contracting parties should carefully consider their options before making that assumption.

Electronic Communications

Employee Matters



  • Law Review: Drug-free Workplaces

    With recreational cannabis now legal in Illinois, associations should review their employee handbooks and existing policies to evaluate whether to adopt a zero-tolerance or drug-free workplace policy, and assess if current policies warrant updates to be more "reasonable."

  • Records Retention: Establishing a Policy

    The benefits of a records retention policy are several and a good policy that is consistently put into practice reduces the likelihood of liability for the association and its members.

  • The Role of Transparency in Association Governance

    Learn how associations can function productively and achieve the highest levels of organizational performance by balancing transparency and privacy.

Intellectual Property

Lobbying & PACs

Meetings & Education

Tax & Tax Exemption