In order to stay in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, organizations need to set that as an expectation from their attorney and certified public accountant. These are the two professionals that should be charged with scanning the environment and reporting any changes in the law that will affect the organization. Another source of information is the funder or grantor. If your organization has a program officer that assists it in executing the terms of the grant, s/he should be aware of legal changes that would affect the organization.