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North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Project (NC LEAP)

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Charlotte Stewart
    919-677-0561
  • Organization Type: Other nonprofit/community based organization

Founded in 2007 as a project of the NCBA’s Business Law Section, NC LEAP is the only program of its kind in the United States that serves clients statewide. Since it began providing services to low-wealth entrepreneurs, NC LEAP has assisted more than 3,000 small business owners through education and legal representation. In collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NC LEAP has expanded its scope of services to include a regional Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) designed to help qualified inventors and small businesses in North Carolina gain pro bono access to the services of registered patent professionals.

Register for NCLEAP on the NCBA website.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: North Carolina
  • Area of law: Community Development, Transactional Business Law for low-wealth entrepreneurs
  • Populations Served: Low-wealth entrepreneurs
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Transactional work
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Redactar borrador o traducir documento legal
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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