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Nonprofit & 小型企业法律援助


自1999年以来,D.C. Bar公益中心的非营利组织 & 小企业法律援助项目 have provided legal information, 表示, 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. neighborhoods.


The Pro Bono Center's Nonprofit Legal Assistance Program assists D.C. 地区社区非营利组织. Many of these nonprofits provide vital services and would be unable to afford an attorney without significantly diminishing their ability to serve client populations. 非营利性法律援助项目 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 Pro Bono Center's 小型企业法律援助 Program supports entrepreneurs serving low-income neighborhoods. Establishing small businesses in low-income communities creates employment opportunities for residents. 针对低收入企业家, a small business also provides a way for its owners to create and build wealth that can be passed on to their families. 小企业法律援助项目 presents a great way for the transactional legal community to assist in D.C. 通过公益服务促进经济发展.


Volunteer to Serve as Legal Counsel for a Nonprofit

非营利性法律援助项目 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, 公司治理, 就业法, 知识产权, real estate, 合同评审和风险管理. 非营利性法律援助项目 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.



The 小企业简要咨询法律诊所 is a free legal clinic where entrepreneurs meet one-on-one with an attorney for brief legal information, 包括如何创业, 就业法, 知识产权, real estate, taxation, 政府合同. 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.

小企业法律援助项目 holds a free training twice a year for attorneys interested in volunteering at the 小企业简要咨询法律诊所. Since attorneys at the Clinic typically offer pro bono help in the area of law they already practice, 这个培训不需要志愿者. However, 新澳门赌场官网可能会发现它很有用, and it is a great way for experienced attorneys to learn a new practice area that can assist the small businesses we serve.


全年, the Nonprofit 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, 知识产权, insurance, 以及入职员工. 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.


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. The Nonprofit & 小企业法律援助项目 also occasionally seek attorneys to create legal alerts, guides, 以及其他书面教育材料.

Staff Contacts

如果你的澳门赌场官网事务所, 政府机构, or in-house legal department has a pro bono coordinator, please ask them how you can get involved with the Nonprofit & 小企业法律援助项目.

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D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Helps Nonprofits and Small Businesses