Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Attorneys Ballerini and Garlick Prepare for Not for Profit Board Service

April 28, 2016
C. Garlick     J. Ballerini

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (April 28, 2016) – Attorneys Jane Elaine Ballerini and Colleen Garlick of the law firm of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. recently attended the Institute for Effective Governance (IEG). They joined other young leaders from the New Haven business community for IEG’s board leadership program.

The Institute for Effective Governance was formed to prepare community members to be effective board members of not for profit (NPO) organizations. Their recent program, presented in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, covered topics and challenges facing many boards, including legal and ethical responsibilities of board members, what constitutes an effective board, and board organization and governance. The classes concluded with a reception which provided the opportunity for the attendees to converse with current New Haven area NPO board chairs.

“I enjoyed learning how to best serve on a not for profit board and look forward to becoming a board member of a not for profit that I feel passionate about,” remarked Ms. Garlick. She further commented that the program provided insight as to how not for profit boards truly run and insight into the daily activities of an NPO organization.

In addition, the IEG training provides young member of society with the confidence to begin a relationship with almost any NPO. As Ms. Ballerini added, “I believe the biggest challenge facing young professional members of the community who want to give back through board work, is understanding that you do have something to offer. Boards are not requiring that you come with special skills or board experience; they merely want you to be passionate, energetic and dedicated to a cause. We can all be that!”

Attorney Garlick practices with the Construction Law & Design Professionals Liability and Medical Malpractice & Hospital Liability Defense practice groups. Attorney Garlick represents engineers and other construction professionals and defends hospitals, doctors, and physicians groups. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut state and federal courts.

Attorney Ballerini practices in the areas of real estate, commercial finance and commercial and business law. She represents banks and other lending institutions in real estate-based financings and other forms of asset-based lending, including lending through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program. Ms. Ballerini is admitted to practice in Connecticut state and federal courts.

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven, Hartford and Fairfield, Connecticut and White Plains, New York ( Our team of attorneys possesses the type of exceptional legal and professional skills sought by clients to meet their objectives. The team’s depth, talent, and dedication to client success allows Neubert, Pepe & Monteith to better serve clients locally and nationally.