LegalCORPS delivers pro bono legal services to low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners, inventors, and small nonprofit organizations in Minnesota using the services of transactional business law and intellectual property law attorneys. It is Minnesota's only statewide business law pro bono program. We serve low-income inventors through our Inventor Assistance Program. This patent pro bono program offers opportunities for Minnesota attorneys to serve inventors in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We do not assist with matters in litigation.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Minnesota
  • Area of law: General Business Startup Assistance, Contract/Document Drafting, Commercial Lease Review, Nonprofit Incorporation and Filing for Tax Exempt Status, Intellectual Property
  • Populations Served: Low Income, Micro-enterprises, Nonprofits, Small nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Hmong, Laotian, Somali, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Guidance from staff, training videos, handouts, shadow opportunities
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Other Project Types: Brief advice clinics, remote & in person; workshop presentations both remote & in-person, and full representation
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: Advice clinics, client representation, workshop presentations
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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