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Articles of Incorporation
Purposes of the Corporation
Section 1. The corporation has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law) for the purpose of advancing the administration of justice within the Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Administration (VA.) In furtherance of that purpose, the corporation may undertake such activities as are authorized by its Articles of Incorporation and the laws of the State of Minnesota and all other states legally registered to the extent permitted by § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law) including, but not limited to:
(a) organize and participate in discussions, lectures, training programs and meetings; conduct, sponsor, encourage and coordinate research; respond to media inquiries; initiate and comment on proposals for rule making;
(b) foster coordination and cooperation between military and civilian practitioners, field representatives and among the various Armed Services and Veterans Administration;
(c) appear as a friend of the court in cases involving issues military and veterans affairs service-connected disability claims;
(d) cooperate with individuals, agencies and organizations involved in the study or administration of service-connected injury claims within the military and veterans administration;
(e) receive and allocate contributions, within the discretion of the Board of Directors, to any organization organized and operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes within the meaning of § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue law); and
(f) perform any other activities or services necessary or convenient to carry out such purpose, to the extent permitted by § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law).
Section 2. The corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, except to the extent permitted by law for nonprofit tax-exempt organizations.
NOTE: VERPA'S FEDERAL 501(C) STATUS IS PENDING