Texas CBAR Publications
Manuals and guides published by Texas C-BAR, including Legal Minutes – brief information on a variety of legal issues affecting nonprofits and small businesses.
Forming a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Corporation in Texas, 2015 Edition – A guide that provides information on what to expect when applying for 501(c ) 3 tax-exempt status and step-by-step guidance on how to prepare for filing IRS Form 1023 (the Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code).
Legal Toolkit for Texas Nonprofits, 2016 Ed. – An easy-to-read summary of legal requirements and legal compliance issues governing nonprofits in Texas.
Forming a Nonprofit Corporation for Child Care – Information on how to form a nonprofit childcare corporation.
Employment Law Issues: A Guide for Nonprofits in Texas – A manual with useful resources for nonprofit employers, including forms, checklists, and an overview of important legal issues.
Texas C-BAR Legal Minutes – Brief articles on timely legal issues affecting nonprofits.
LAMP Commercial Lease Guide – This publication is designed to guide and assist nonprofits and microentrepreneurs in understanding their legal obligations when entering into a commercial lease agreement.
Texas C-BAR Clearing Title to Land Manual – Overview of Texas laws governing title to property, different legal measures to clear title, and steps to maintain clear title.
Texas C-BAR Legal Guide for Converting Contracts for Deeds – Guide that provides an overview of Texas laws governing contracts for deed, sample forms and links to useful resources.
Zoning in San Antonio: A Guide for Individuals, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits, 2009 Edition – Guide to zoning laws in San Antonio and the process to request a zoning change
Zoning in Austin: A Guide for Individuals, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits – Guide to zoning in Austin and the process to request a zoning change.
This section contains resources for nonprofits serving specific populations, including low- wage workers, foster youth, disaster victims, the homeless, veterans, micro-entrepreneurs, and individuals re-entering society following incarceration.
LAMP (Legal Assistance to Micro-enterprises Project) resources for small business owners, including instructions, guides and template documents.
Legal information for victims of natural disasters.
Texas Foster Youth Justice Project resources for foster youth, including instructions, guides and template documents.
Information on rights of homeless individuals in Texas.
Information and resources for labor advocates and lawyers helping low-wage workers.
Information on legal issues important to veterans, including employment, housing and education.
Legal resources for advocates of previously incarcerated individuals.