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Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project


apollo nelpThe City Bar Justice Center launched the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) in 2003 to provide low- to moderate-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, contracts and agreements, commercial lease negotiations, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. 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 100 law firms, 25 corporate legal departments, and 30 community-based organizations to assist more than 14,000 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.