Struggling small businesses and aspiring nonprofits can get a helping hand from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and its Small Business Law Center.
The clinic provides organizations that can’t afford legal counsel with transactional help – from drawing up contracts and lease arrangements to forming entities and navigating the regulatory process.
“There is a huge need,” said TJSL professor Luz Herrera, the director of the Small Business Law Center (SBLC). “We really looking at individuals barely making a living and who would not otherwise be able to set up a business or set up a nonprofit.”
The clinic is staffed by TJSL students, who are guided during representation by a licensed California attorney. The practical experience attained by law students is a sizable side benefit of the program.