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Legal Services

Looking for answers about our legal services? This landing page organizes all of our legal services content. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and let us know how we might assist. Click on the headings below to get more information.

Legal Clinics

Communities Rise offers a monthly Nonprofit Legal Clinic and Small Business Legal Clinic. Learn more in this broad overview.

View all upcoming Legal Clinic dates.

Legal Clinic FAQS

Not sure whether your issue could be covered at a Legal Clinic appointment? Curious about what the logistics might look like? Did you register and wonder, now what? Check out our list of frequently asked questions and learn everything you need to know about the Legal Clinic.

Direct Legal Services for Nonprofits

Communities Rise offers opportunities for nonprofits and community-based organizations to connect in depth with a volunteer attorney on business legal needs.

Update April 2022: Communities Rise will be pausing Direct Legal Services to nonprofits and will not be accepting Startup, Existing or Legal Health Checkup applications. We look forward to connecting with you later this year! Feel free to contact us via our contact form with any questions.

All Nonprofit Legal Services

Learn more about all of our legal services available to nonprofits and community-based organizations.

All Small Business Legal Services

Learn more about all of our legal services available to small businesses.