Partnering on Pro Bono with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
Thursday, April 19, 2012
- Organization: NYC Bar
Following training by the City Bar Justice Center, last week ten attorneys from New York Life Insurance Company and their law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, assisted micro-entrepreneurs at a small business legal clinic in Harlem. The clinic was organized by the Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) in partnership with the New York City Business Solutions – Upper Manhattan Center.
Over the course of the evening, the attorneys met one-on-one with twenty entrepreneurs who were either starting up a new business or had issues with an existing one. Businesses spanned the areas of fashion, jewelry, household products, restaurants, consulting, architecture and furniture. Several of the consulting sessions were conducted in Spanish.