The Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act: Regulator Perspectives
This webinar provides a summary and analysis of the Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act (MPCAA), which was drafted by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to articulate and confirm the role of the state Attorney General in protecting charitable assets. Moderated by Charities Regulation and Oversight Project Lead Counsel Cindy Lott and featuring a panel of three state charities regulators and a former practitioner / current academic, the webinar details the historical context, perceived need for and goals of the Act, the drafting process, and the Act’s substantive content, which addresses three primary areas: 1.) an articulation of the powers and duties of the attorney general in charities regulation, 2.) charitable registration and annual report filing requirements and 3.) notice to the attorney general of reportable events and legal proceedings. In addition, the panelists identify and discuss some of the debated aspects of the act and drafting process. The ULC approved a final draft of the Act at its 150th annual conference in Vail Colorado on July 12, 2011.
Appearing in the webinar are:
Cindy M. Lott, Lead Counsel, Charities Regulation and Oversight Project, National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia Law School
Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law
Eric Carriker, Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Therese Harris, Chief, Charitable Trust Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Bob Carlson, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Missouri Attorney General