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Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project


neighbohood-200The City Bar Justice Center launched the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) in 2003 to provide low to mid-income micro-entrepreneurs with the legal services necessary to get their businesses started off on as sound a footing as possible. NELP's volunteer attorneys guide clients through such matters as incorporation and tax issues, commercial lease negotiations, copyrights, trademarks and patents, and license and permit applications. Volunteer attorneys also offer presentations and legal clinics at community-based organizations on issues of concern to micro-entrepreneurs.

To date, NELP has partnered with more than 30 law firms and 15 community-based organizations to assist more than 4,000 clients through the provision of brief services, direct representation, legal clinics and community presentations.

For more information, please view our Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project Report or our brochure.

For a list of upcoming events, please click here.