The people involved
Not-for-profit community organisations often involve a unique combination of people. These could include volunteers, employees, members, directors or committee of management members, executive or management team members, independent contractors or consultants or clients.
Many of the legal issues that community organisations face relate to the various legal rights, roles, responsibilities, safety and liability of these different groups of people.
This section provides community organisations with information about the legal issues that may arise for the following groups:
If you currently hold or are thinking of taking on a position or 'office' on the board or committee of management of a community organisation there are a number of legal responsibilities that come with these roles. For information about holding a position in a community organisation go to: