Providing legal services to low-income, small and emerging businesses.
Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, cooperatives, nonprofit corporations, and housing authorities. The SBLC provides its services to clients through three distinct programs: the Intern Program, the Pro Bono Project, and the Fee For Service Program.
Since opening its doors in September 2006, the SBLC has assisted 778 small businesses on over 1623 separate legal matters. Women, minorities, or recent immigrants own 79% of those businesses.
The SBLC works closely with other small business service providers to help complete the circle of support to new and emerging businesses. Together, the SBLC and small business centers provide the support businesses need to succeed.