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Legal Clinic – Client Information

Attending our Small Business or Nonprofit Legal Clinics

Communities Rise offers monthly legal clinics for Washington state based, low-income small business owners and nonprofit organizations who would not otherwise have access to legal services. Qualifying clients are paired with an attorney for a free 1-hour limited engagement legal consultation to discuss business-transactional matters (e.g. start-up questions, intellectual property, nonprofit governance, choice of legal entity, etc.). The intention is to provide a forum for nonprofits and small businesses to have a place to ask questions that can be answered within a 60-minute consultation in an efficient manner, without creating an on-going attorney-client relationship. 

Our legal clinic program offers a transactional and counseling clinic, which means that we do not represent clients in litigation, arbitration, mediation or any other active dispute. Instead, our services center on providing your business or organization with information that will help you identify issues before they become serious problems. 

Our partnerships are important to us and we are thankful to Ventures and the King County Bar Association for their collaboration on our legal clinics.

Find more information below on clinic schedules. For additional questions and information about topics we are able to assist with and client qualifications to sign up, please see our Legal Clinic Client FAQ page

Clinic Schedules & Locations

Due to COVID19, our Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinics are being held virtually until further notice. Appointments will be hosted over Zoom or conference call.

Small Business Legal Clinic

In partnership with Ventures, our Small Business Legal Clinic is held monthly from 5:00pm – 7:15 pm with appointments from 5:00-6:15pm and 6:15pm – 7:15pm. Due to COVID-19 all of our legal clinics are currently hosted via Zoom or conference call.

Nonprofit Legal Clinic

In partnership with the King County Bar Association, our Nonprofit Legal Clinic, is held monthly from 5:00pm – 7:15 pm with appointments from 5:00-6:15pm and 6:15pm – 7:15pm. Due to COVID-19 all of our legal clinics are currently hosted via Zoom or conference call.

See all upcoming dates and registration for our Legal Clinics here.

Have additional questions? Want more information on specific clinic policies? Check out our Legal Clinic Client FAQ Page!