COVID-19 Small Business Remote Legal Clinic
Through its Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP), the City Bar Justice Center’s (CBJC) COVID-19 Small Business Remote Legal Clinic (the CV-19 Clinic) will offer pro bono legal consultations to small business owners to help them understand and act upon options available under the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus package and other opportunities available through federal, state and local programs. Qualifying small businesses will be offered free 45-minute consultations with pro bono attorneys who will also answer broader legal questions on circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission of the initiative is to help entrepreneurs in New York City determine the best path forward for their small businesses in these particularly challenging times.
For NYC-Based Small Businesses
The CV-19 Clinic is an opportunity for New York City’s entrepreneurs and small businesses who have suffered adversely from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis to receive free, limited-scope legal advice. Topics include: loans & grants, contracts & force majeure clauses, employment law matters, real estate and commercial leasing issues, and insurance matters.
How To Register:
- Please fill out our brief intake form to request an appointment.
- Once you submit your intake form, a CV-19 Clinic team member will follow-up by phone or email within 3 business days to:
- Request additional information, if necessary
- Confirm eligibility and schedule a remote consultation date and time
- Confirm logistics for the remote consultation
Si está buscando recursos para pequeñas empresas perjudicadas por la pandemia de COVID-19 en español, llame al número 212-382-6633 y deje un mensaje, o envié un mensaje por correo electrónico a email@example.com. Incluya en su mensaje su nombre e información de contacto, y un breve resumen de su asunto o pregunta legal. Un representante de NELP le contactará para iniciar el proceso de admisión.
NELP – Legal Presentation (Webinar) – Thursday, June 4th (11:30am – 12:30pm)
NYC small business owners who have received a loan through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are invited to join the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP for a Zoom webinar on Thursday, June 4th at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. During this presentation, attorneys from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP will discuss the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and provide guidance on key issues relevant to small businesses. The informational presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, during which presenters will provide answers to questions submitted by participants at the time of registration.
Please use this link to register.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with the CV-19 Clinic, please fill out the following volunteer registration form. Please note that completing this form does not guarantee you will receive a pro bono assignment through the clinic – assignments will depend on the volume and type of requests received. Further, this form is to be completed by lawyers who are City Bar members or whose law firms are already confirmed participants in this program.
- If your organization is interested in collaborating with CBJC and NELP on the CV-19 Clinic or other crisis response initiatives, please contact CBJC Pro Bono Counsel Kurt M. Denk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Bar Justice Center and NELP are deeply grateful to their pro bono partners for their unwavering support and collaboration in launching this much needed initiative. Thank you for supporting NYC’s most vulnerable communities and helping small businesses navigate the impact of COVID-19. Many partners are participating, but we particularly thank project launch and management partners Kirkland & Ellis and Lawyers for Good Government, as well as launch partners Cleary Gottlieb, Mayer Brown, Orrick, Proskauer, and Sullivan & Cromwell.
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