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Legal clinics offer free help for small businesses and nonprofits

Posted Jan. 5, 2018 | Last updated Aug. 17, 2018

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Do you have or want to start a small business or nonprofit? Need help filing the required forms, drafting contracts, or securing trademark rights? Students from Texas A&M School of Law in downtown Fort Worth may be able to help.

The Legal Clinics at Texas A&M University School of Law help local clients who have limited financial resources start, develop and operate small businesses and nonprofits. The clinics provide services ranging from choosing the right entity and filing the proper forms to drafting contracts and applying for federal trademark registration. Law students and the experienced faculty attorneys who direct their work are currently reviewing requests for services. Each request is evaluated on a variety of factors, including financial need, educational value to the students, potential for positive impact on our community and timing.

The clinics define limited financial resources as gross income under 300 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines. Also, although the legal services are provided at no cost, clients are responsible for any filing fees or other costs that may be charged by government entities or third parties. For example, clients are responsible for paying the fees to file organizational documents charged by the Texas Secretary of State.

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