Revisiting & Revising Your Bylaws

Friday, July 13, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Thousand Oaks
60 W Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks CA 91360

Individual Members: $25
Organizational Members: No Additional Cost
Non-Members: $35


About this event

Nonprofit bylaws are not only legally required under the California Nonprofit Law but also essential to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.  Aside from the legal and tax requirements, bylaws serve as an important roadmap to guide board operations. However, just mention the need to revisit or revise this important document, and many on the board and staff will shudder! Join us for this engaging discussion with Roy Schneider, Esq., who will address bylaw basics, required provisions, and then explore suggested revisions that can streamline your governance practices.

Topics will include:

  • Common things you’ll see in a set of bylaws
  • What is required by California law?
  • What should (and shouldn’t) be in the bylaws
  • The difference between bylaws and policies
  • How to revise, amend and/or restate your organization’s bylaws, whether you are a membership or non-membership organization

Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their current bylaws and submit confidential questions for Roy to address during the workshop session.

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Roy Schneider

Roy Schneider is a nationally recognized attorney in Non-Profit law and speaks regularly before attorneys, accountants and Non-Profit boards. He advises his Non-Profit clients with respect to all matters relating to management and operation of their organizations, including compliance with state and federal laws and regulations in order for the organization to maintain its state exempt status. He assists boards with negotiating, drafting and enforcing contracts, interpreting existing agreements, and alternative dispute resolution.

Roy’s practice areas also include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, estate planning and non-profit law.
He has authored several articles on employment issues and frequently lectures to business owners regarding various employment topics such as employees vs. independent contractors, sexual harassment in the workplace, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and hiring, disciplining and terminating employees and employment law updates.

While maintaining his law practice, Roy founded the California College of Paralegal Studies and served as its Dean until the College was sold to a public corporation. Roy has a passion for education and in furtherance of this interest, Roy is as an Adjunct Professor at the University of La Verne, Oxnard Campus where he teaches a legal environment of business course and a business ethics course and is on the faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics at Ventura Community College. He served for 15 years as a Professor of Corporations Law at Ventura College of Law, and taught for five years as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law.

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate
  • Employment
  • Non-Profits
  • HOAs
  • Estate Planning


  • J.D., Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
  • B.A., UCLA

Community Involvement

  • Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation
  • University of La Verne, Adjunct Professor
  • California Lutheran University, Adjunct Professor
  • Women’s Economic Ventures
  • SCORE Ventura County