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March 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Legal Clinics

Small Business Legal Assessment Clinic (for Volunteers)

Be an Access to Justice Hero

Register for our Legal Assessment Clinic to help a local small business.


Due to temporary office closures, this clinic will be converted to phone consultations in lieu of an in-person event. Attorneys will be assigned a client and will receive further instructions the week of March 23rd. VIP’s Small Business and Nonprofit Coordinator, Ivelisse (Evy) Cruz, will send the attorneys background information on their clients before the consultation. We expect all client-attorney matches to keep to the original time-frame of 5-7pm on Thursday, March 26th. If either party needs to reschedule for a different time/date, Evy will facilitate that change.

Philadelphia VIP is hosting a legal clinic for local microenterprises. Each participating attorney will have the opportunity to provide post-clinic legal assistance to one participating small business on a discrete matter.

Small business owners in Philadelphia often confront legal issues that impact their ability to start, maintain, or grow their business, and many lack the resources to hire an attorney.

You can be a lifeline for these organizations. At this clinic, you’ll use your legal skills to help small business owners identify and strategize around key issues (e.g. compliance with tax filings, updating employment policies, reviewing a commercial lease).

Registration for this event is now closed. Stay tuned for future opportunities to give counsel & advice to clients through phone consultations. Please contact Evy if you are interested in this short-term service model.