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Community Law and Business Clinic offers ‘Ask A Lawyer Day’ on June 15

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s Community Law and Business Clinic will hold “Ask A Lawyer Day” on Tuesday, June 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Triad-area entrepreneurs who need legal advice for a small business or nonprofit but lack access to other professional services can receive assistance free of charge.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak to a third-year Wake Forest School of Law student and receive business consulting.

“The Wake Forest Community Law Clinic has been working hard to reach small businesses in our community,” said Steve Virgil, clinic director and WFU law professor. “This workshop will give even more businesses and nonprofits access to the professional resources of Wake Forest University School of Law.”

Business owners and leaders of nonprofit organizations with legal questions can schedule a time to meet with a law student by calling (336) 631-1953, or can walk in the office between 1 and 4 p.m. on “Ask A Lawyer Day.”

The CL&BC has served more than 250 businesses and nonprofits since opening in January 2009. Law students, under Professor Virgil’s supervision, have helped business owners incorporate, address employment concerns, negotiate contracts and navigate regulations.

“Helping entrepreneurs start or grow a business reflects Wake Forest University’s commitment to public engagement and the desire to be a solid partner in the community,” Virgil said.

The CL&BC provides pro bono legal and business consultancy services to small business owners and nonprofit organizations. Wake Forest clinic students provide services such as drafting incorporation documents, employment agreements and purchase agreements with vendors to non-profit organizations and to entrepreneurs.

The CL&BC is located in the historic Wachovia building at 8 W. Third St., Suite 100A.