Thank you for your interest in the Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic. The clinic accepts applications on an ongoing basis. While we hope we can assist you, our resources are limited. If you have urgent legal matters, please do not wait for clinic assistance but seek other legal representation. If you have any questions about the clinic or possible representation, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Issues Handled by the Clinic
(This is not a complete list but illustrates the type of matters handled by the clinic.)
- Helping clients choose an effective business structure
- Business formation
- Drafting contracts and agreements relating to a client's business
- Advising clients on how to comply with ongoing corporate legal requirements
- Providing advice on corporate finance issues
- Advising nonprofit entities
We do not handle disputes or liigation. We offer some advice on intellectual property matters, but we do not assist with patent applications. We are not able to help with applications for 501(c)(3) status for non-profit organizations at this time.
The clinic provides advice and counsel to new or emerging businesses that would otherwise be unable to hire outside counsel. The clinic also works with nonprofit organizations that often cannot afford legal counsel to address their legal needs.
Clients are chosen based on the following considerations:
- Clients with issues that will provide students with a challenging and interesting learning experience
- Clients who do not have adequate resources to obtain legal services from the private bar
Application and Acceptance Process
Potential clients should fill out either the electronic or printable (pdf) application available below. We hope to have an electronic version soon. Printed applications should be mailed to Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic, c/o Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY, 41099 or scanned and emailed to email@example.com, or faxed to 859-572-6302. Once the clinic staff receives the application, it will be determined whether representation is appropriate. Completing and submitting an application does not create an attorney/client relationship.
If the clinic staff decides that representation is appropriate, a student clinician will contact the client to set up an initial interview. After the interview, a final decision will be made on the client's acceptance. If the application is accepted, the client must sign an engagement letter prior to any clinic assistance.
* Client selection is ultimately within the discretion of the clinic director.