LegalCORPS provides free assistance in non-litigation business law matters to low-income owners of small businesses, small nonprofit organizations and low-income innovators in Minnesota - through the services of volunteer attorneys.
LegalCORPS is a Minnesota nonprofit organization that aims to expand access to the legal system by providing free legal assistance in transactional matters to low-income entrepreneurs and innovators and small nonprofits in Minnesota. It does so exclusively through the services of approximately 500 volunteer business lawyers throughout the state.
For individuals who need more assistance with their small business matters than a brief-advice setting can provide, LegalCORPS can arrange full-representation assistance — the equivalent of fee-paying representation. For more info click HERE.
LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program:
LegalCORPS’s Inventor Assistance Program was the first program in the United States to provide free legal representation to low-income inventors seeking to patent their innovations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). For more info click HERE.
Entrepreneurs of Color Program
The Entrepreneurs of Color Program is a LegalCORPS initiative to make its services more accessible and useful to entrepreneurs of color, including recent immigrants. Sound guidance on business law matters is essential to the success of all entrepreneurs, regardless of income. For more info click HERE.
Brief Advice Clinics:
LegalCORPS provides up to 30 minutes of free advice on matters of business law for small businesses and not-for-profits provided by experienced business lawyers.
Every Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, volunteer LegalCORPS attorneys are available at the Associated Bank Building at 202 North Snelling Avenue (see map below) to provide up to 30 minutes of free legal advice on non-litigation business matters. Small business persons are seen on a first-come first-served basis. Registration usually begins about 2:30 PM.
The first Tuesday of each month there is an IP attorney at the clinic to advise on all aspects of Intellectual property law; copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets.
Parking is available on the east side of the bank’s parking lot, east of the building (off Dayton) and along the east side of Snelling Avenue in front of the bank (one hour limit).
Thanks to our sponsor, Associated Bank, for the space to conduct these discussions.