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非营利组织 & Small Business Legal Assistance

关于 Our 项目

Since 1999, the D.C. 酒吧 公益性服务 Center’s 非营利组织 & Small Business Legal Assistance 项目 have provided legal information, representation, and training to community-based nonprofit organizations that serve D.C. residents living on low incomes and small businesses that contribute to the economic health and wellbeing of D.C. 社区.

非营利组织 Legal Assistance Program

The 公益性服务 Center's 非营利组织 Legal Assistance Program assists D.C. area community-based nonprofits. Many of these nonprofits provide vital services and would be unable to afford an attorney without significantly diminishing their ability to serve client populations. 非营利组织 Legal Assistance Program provides pro bono legal assistance and training for these nonprofits while offering opportunities for transactional attorneys to bolster the important work of these local organizations.

The Small Business Legal Assistance Program

The 公益性服务 Center's Small Business Legal Assistance Program supports entrepreneurs serving low-income 社区. Establishing small businesses in low-income communities creates employment opportunities for residents. For low-income entrepreneurs, a small business also provides a way for its owners to create and build wealth that can be passed on to their families. The Small Business Legal Assistance Program presents a great way for the transactional legal community to assist in D.C. economic development through pro bono service.

How to 参与

Volunteer to Serve as Legal Counsel for a 非营利组织

非营利组织 Legal Assistance Program matches nonprofits with D.C. law firms and government attorneys to provide on-going pro bono legal assistance on issues such as obtaining tax-exempt status, corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property, 房地产, contract review and risk management. 非营利组织 Legal Assistance Program screens all nonprofits seeking legal help and works with the pro bono coordinators at law firms and government agencies to place them with attorneys of the appropriate expertise.

Volunteer at Brief 建议 Clinics

Small Business Brief 建议 Legal Clinic

The Small Business Brief 建议 Legal Clinic is a free legal clinic where entrepreneurs meet one-on-one with an attorney for brief legal information, including how to start a small business, employment law, intellectual property, 房地产, 税收, and government contracts. Attorneys meet with specific small business owners at the Clinic based on the entrepreneur’s legal question and the attorney’s expertise. Volunteers are not expected to offer on-going advice beyond the brief legal information given during the clinic.

The Small Business Legal Assistance Program holds a free training twice a year for attorneys interested in volunteering at the Small Business Brief 建议 Legal Clinic. Since attorneys at the Clinic typically offer pro bono help in the area of law they already practice, this training is not required to volunteer. 然而, new attorneys may find it useful, and it is a great way for experienced attorneys to learn a new practice area that can assist the small businesses we serve.

非营利组织 Legal Clinics

Throughout the year, the 非营利组织 Legal Assistance Program runs brief advice legal clinics for nonprofits to meet one-on-one with an attorney for a general assessment of compliance in a specific legal area. Past clinics have covered such topics as nonprofit governance, intellectual property, 保险, and on-boarding employees. Attorneys participate in a short training before the legal clinic and then meet with their assigned nonprofit following the training. These clinics, with the training, usually take about half a workday.

Volunteer to Offer a Training Session

Attorneys can volunteer to teach a training for small business owners or nonprofit executives. Trainings range from basics on corporate legal topics to recent changes in the law. 非营利组织 & Small Business Legal Assistance 项目 also occasionally seek attorneys to create legal alerts, 指南, and other written educational materials.

Staff 联系s

If your law firm, government agency, or in-house legal department has a pro bono coordinator, please ask them how you can get involved with the 非营利组织 & Small Business Legal Assistance 项目.

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D.C. 酒吧 公益性服务 Center Helps 非营利组织s and Small Businesses

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