Our Work

Starting a business always involves risk. But many risks can be avoided or managed when new entrepreneurs have access to legal help. The New Business Community Law Clinic assists low-income entrepreneurs by answering questions, providing forms, and giving guidance about common legal issues, including:

  • Choosing and Forming a Legal Entity
  • Raising Capital
  • Hiring Workers
  • Using Contracts
  • Protecting Copyrights & Other IP
  • Managing Risks
  • Complying with Regulatory Requirements

English, Spanish and Mandarin language assistance available.  All consultations are strictly confidential. 

The clinic cannot advise about patents, complex tax/securities issues, acquisitions, real estate, bankruptcy, or litigation. Referrals to local attorneys are provided whenever needed.


The New Business Community Law Clinic provides free legal help through: