About Law For Non-Profits
Law For Non-Profits is a free resource created by the Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society (PLEO), an organization that has been providing legal services to the non-profit and arts sector since 2005. Operating under the name “Artists’ Legal Outreach” (ALO), PLEO’s first project was the launch of a pilot legal clinic for artists originally run by law student Jamie Mellott and lawyer Martha Rans. The clinic still operates today. Based on positive reception of this service and popular demand, in 2010, the ALO changed its name to PLEO to reflect its extensive involvement with other non-profit societies. PLEO delivers its mission through its Law for Artists and and Law For Non-Profits initiatives, each providing educational programming, information, resources and advice.
The Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society strives to empower artists and non-profits in Canada to access justice efficiently, effectively and equitably. PLEO works to shift the paradigm in how non-profits and artists experience the law, and to identify and fill gaps in legal services and support for racialized, Indigenous, and historically marginalized communities across Canada.
Law For Non-Profits offers free tools and resources to help non-profits maintain compliance and supply the information needed to prevent a legal issue before it happens. This includes free self-serve Legal Help Guides, sample documents, legal clinics, online events and webinars.