Free Legal Assistance Available to Entrepreneurs
Through UC Berkeley Law’s New Business Practicum
Starting a business always involves risk. But many risks can be avoided or managed when entrepreneurs have access to legal help.
UC Berkeley Law School’s New Business Practicum, the UC Merced Venture Lab, the Merced and Modesto Small Business Development Centers, and the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce are partnering to provide access to senior law students who work under experienced start-up law practitioners.
Starting 6/3/16, entrepreneurs who need, but can’t afford legal help will be able to meet with Practicum attorneys and student teams for 30-minute consultation sessions, scheduled every first Friday from 11 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 to 4 pm.
When you sign up for these office hours you’ll have free access to the Practicum’s limited services: answering questions, providing template forms, "legally vetting" business models, and doing basic research and drafting work with the following legal issues common to starting a business:
Raising Capital; Securities Issues
Hiring Employees, Contractors, and Interns
All consultations are strictly confidential, and covered by attorney-client privilege. Please note that the Practicum cannot provide advice related to patents and complex tax issues, or guidance related to real estate, bankruptcy, or litigation matters. Referrals to local attorneys are provided whenever needed.
To sign up for office hours, please register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-berkeley-new-business-practicum-legal-assistance-office-hours-for-small-businesses-tickets-25269104572
For more info, check out UCB Law’s New Business Practicum at www.law.berkeley.edu/new-business-practicum, or call us at 510-642-4050