Law students enrolled in the pilot Business Law Clinic at the Allard School of Law are now offering supervised legal advice to segments of the small business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit communities in British Columbia who have limited means of paying for legal services.
What services does the Clinic provide?
The Clinic may assist clients with the following:
- Answering general legal questions regarding small business or non-profit matters
- Reviewing an existing contract or lease and explaining what it means to the client
- Explaining the difference between various business structures including a sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation
- Other business oriented legal advice related to a client’s unique legal issue
The Clinic may draft legal documents, including:
- Constitution, by-laws and incorporation forms for a non-profit society
- Articles, resolutions, registers and share certificates for a private company
- Partnership Agreements
- Non-competition Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Supplier Agreements
- Offers of employment
- Privacy Policies
- Other documents as determined by the supervising lawyer
How can I become a client?
In order to access legal services through the Clinic, a prospective client must be a small business owner, entrepreneur, or non-profit organization and must satisfy certain eligibility criteria. To determine eligibility, prospective clients must complete an on-line application which is available on the Clinic’s website. Qualified clients will then be contacted to set up an interview appointment.
Please see the Clinic’s listing on the HelpMap for more details and for information on how to contact us.