Business Law / Community Economic Development / Nonprofit Law

Hosted by: Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)

Welcome to the Community Economic Development and Nonprofit Law practice area of!

Do you work for an organization or group that serves low-income communities in Northern California? Click here to learn how the Justice & Diversity Center's CORP can help!

Volunteer Attorneys are Needed!

This practice area provides support for volunteer attorneys working the Justice & Diversity Center's Community Organization Representation Project (CORP), which assists community-based nonprofit organizations serving the low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout Northern California.

To learn more about JDC/CORP's pro bono opportunities for transactional attorneys, please contact us at 

JDC/CORP offers volunteer opportunities in most areas of transactional law, including:

  • Forming a Nonprofit Corporation
  • Nonprofit Law & Corporate Governance
  • Real Estate and Leases
  • General Business Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Finance
  • Taxation

Models and Levels of Volunteer Involvement:

1. Discrete Legal Matters

2. Forming a Nonprofit Organization

3. Leading Workshops for Nonprofits

1. Discrete Legal Matters:
Volunteer attorneys assist organizations with a wide range of discrete legal projects. We align an experienced attorney's interests and expertise with an organization's need. JDC carefully screens its clients to ensure they are providing important direct services to low-income individuals, and that they are organized, effective, and responsive.
2. Forming a Nonprofit Organization
Associates find this experience particularly helpful in mastering the fundamentals of corporate formation and requisite skills for working with a corporate client.

3. Leading Workshops for Nonprofits:
Volunteer attorneys have opportunities to lead JDC workshops for nonprofit organizations in a variety of substantive legal areas, including various aspects of employment law, nonprofit incorporation, real estate issues, and contract law.