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  • May 6
    The Small Business Legal Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, which provides business transactional legal services to low-income small and emerging businesses in Oregon, has set up one-on-one meetings with attorneys for COVID-19 related issues as well as created a web page for all COVID-19 related general legal information. The webpage contains pandemic related legal resources for small businesses including information on lease renegotiation and how to handle a broken contract. In May, they will including resources on regulations for reopening businesses.
  • Deschutes River surrounded by eastern Oregon desert hills
    October 9
    The  Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC)  of Lewis & Clark Law School has been awarded grants from The Ford Family Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business Program to increase outreach and direct legal services to rural communities.
  • Professor Sarah Lora
    April 11

    Sarah Lora, a new clinical professor for the law school, will lead the Lewis & Clark Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) starting in June 2019, replacing beloved faculty member Jan Pierce, who is retiring after 19 years of clinic leadership.

    March 9
    In late 2017, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) became the only certified United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) pro-bono program in Oregon.
  • February 2
    The Small Business Legal Clinic celebrates 10 years of offering low-cost legal services to local entrepreneurs.
  • Dean Jennifer Johnson, Brant Norquist- Attorney of the Year, Julieanna Elegant- Assistant Directo...
    February 11
    The Small Business Legal Clinic held their Annual Open House on February 4, 2015.  The evening provided an opportunity to honor small businesses of Oregon and to celebrate the Small Business Legal Clinic and the many people who make the SBLC’s accomplishments possible.
  • October 13
    Lewis & Clark Business Law Programs celebrate a successful 19th Annual Fall Forum
  • August 28

    Head’s Up Hair is a salon in east Portland that has been in business since 1959. Many of the stylists have been there 15-20 years. Their mission is to help clients feel great about themselves.  The salon offers haircuts, color, perms, extensions, highlights, lowlights, nail services and waxing.  Maria Ramirez purchased Head’s Up Hair in March of 2013.  In the last year, she has transformed the basic hair cutting salon/barber-shop into a day spa atmosphere with positive results and feedback from customers.  She is currently working on replacing the furniture, adding more stations and hopes to add a private area for waxing in the fall of 2014.

    Part of developing the business meant making big changes. Maria came through the SBLC Pro Bono Project in April of 2014 and met with Attorney Audrey Tam.  After the initial meeting, Audrey helped Head’s Up Hair by reviewing their lease and participating in lease negotiations.   She also assisted with the restructuring of Head’s Up Hair with the state and drafting an independent contractors’ agreement
  • August 28

    Artico Lite Inc. is a family-owned, full service sign company owned by Peter Cao and Jennah Lee.  Since 2000, they have manufactured, installed, and maintained indoor and outdoor lighted and non-lighted signs in Portland.  Jennah handles the administrative, design and planning work and Peter builds and constructs the signs.  Peter began learning about the craft of glass work many years ago. In 1980, just months after moving to America, Peter took a temporary job in New York doing industrial glass work at $3.25 an hour.  His boss was so impressed with Peter’s work that he quickly gave him a 25¢ raise.  Over the course of many years he worked to improve both with speed and skill to become a master craftsman. Eventually he started his own business, bringing his skill in neon to the Portland area.  In June 2014, Artico Lite came through the SBLC’s Intern Program and worked with Intern Silvia Tanner and Professor Susan Felstiner.  Silvia researched the tax consequences of converting from a corporation to an LLC, and drafted the conversion documents and an operating agreement for the LLC.

  • (Bruce Ely/The Oregonian) Joel and Mary Schroeder (right) met last week with David Herman of Inte...
    May 21
    The Small Business Legal Clinic works with local attorneys who do pro bono assisting start-up businesses.
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