For information and resources see our COVID-19 Support Page. If your small business or nonprofit needs COVID-19 related legal or capacity building help, contact us.

Volunteer at our Microenterprise or Nonprofit Legal Clinics

Attorneys who volunteer to provide pro bono business transactional services to clients of Communities Rise provide a service  to low-income microentrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders who would not otherwise have access to legal services.

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 and volunteer applications. If you still have additional questions, please see our Legal Clinic FAQ page.

Clinic Schedules & Locations

Our Microenterprise and Nonprofit Legal Clinics are held monthly in South Seattle. Volunteer attorneys meet with up to two clients for an hour each, providing consultation on business issues, such as choice of entity, contracts, leases, intellectual property, incorporation and bylaws to name a few.

Microenterprise Legal Clinic

Our Microenterprise Legal Clinic, in partnership with Ventures, is typically held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm – 7:15 pm. Due to Covid-19 all of our legal clinics are currently hosted via Zoom or conference call.

Nonprofit Legal Clinic

Our Nonprofit Legal Clinic, in partnership with the King County Bar Association, is typically held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm – 7:15 pm. Due to Covid-19 all of our legal clinics are currently hosted via Zoom or conference call.

See all upcoming Legal Clinics here.

Volunteer Application & Expectations

To volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Enrollment Form online. For any additional questions you can email our Program Manager Sarah Baker, at sarah@communities-rise.org or call us at 206-324-5850.

Communities Rise is extremely proud of the work done by our volunteer attorneys in service to the community. As such, we ask for a high level of professionalism and timeliness from our volunteers. If a Volunteer Attorney is late for 2 clinics, we reserve the right to discontinue scheduling them in the future.

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