NELP Legal Clinic
The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was pleased to partner with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) to host a free in-person legal clinic. The session was held at Pace University’s Downtown campus and was the first in-person clinic we have co-hosted with NELP since the pandemic.
As part of the session, a group of pro bono volunteers from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York volunteered in their individual capacities to provide 1:1 assistance to entrepreneurs to answer specific legal issues their businesses face. Examples included legal questions on small business entity selection and formation and basic considerations for small business owners, including the range of licenses and permits that may be required and the types of contracts small businesses should anticipate. Lawrence Singleton, Dean of Pace’s Lubin School of Business, also made some opening remarks.
The Pace SBDC appreciates our long-standing partnership with NELP, which has also included a range of in-person and virtual training programs.