Presented on: May 6, 2014
Presented by: Anita Lichtblau, Esq., Casner and Edwards
Because Community Action Agencies (CAAs) face numerous and varied legal issues every day, developing productive relationships with attorneys is essential to the success of any CAA. An attorney is better equipped to facilitate this relationship and provide a CAA with legal services and solutions if he/she understands the federal grant rules that relate to fees, costs and payments associated with the different ways a legal matter may be resolved. This webinar will educate attorneys who work with CAAs on the current federal grant rules (OMB Circular A-110 and OMB Circular A-122) and the new ones effective at the end of this year (Super Circular, 2 C.F.R. Part 200) that dictate how and when federal funds may be used to pay for an attorney’s legal fees, the expenses associated with litigating different types of matters and the variety of costs linked to the resolution of a matter, such as settlement payments. We will discuss what procedures a CAA must have in place to ensure that it spends federal funds for an attorney’s services properly.