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Presented by LegalCORPS, the University of St. Thomas and St. Cloud State University as well as the Twin Cities and Central Region Small Business Development Centers

Please join us to learn more about protecting your business from some of today’s most imminent threats. Leading experts from the University of Minnesota, the FBI, [...]

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Join us Thursday, October 12 for this FREE event at the Minneapolis Central Library! Space is limited, so register now.

We’re excited to be partnering with Appetite for Change, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development, Community Reinvestment Fund, Hennepin County Library, J.J. Hill Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, University of St. Thomas [...]

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Join us as we celebrate another year of exceptional business pro bono legal services!   Monday, October 2, 2017 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Program Begins at 6:00 p.m. SURLY Destination Brewery 520 Malcolm Avenue SE Minneapolis



Great Beer    ♦    Delicious Appetizers    ♦    Camaraderie & [...]

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August 21, 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Dorsey & Whitney

50 South 6th St #1500

Minneapolis, MN 55402


$15 registration

2 CLEs have been applied for: 1 anti-bias, 1 ethics

Reminder: attorneys have until August 31 to complete and submit CLE requirements following the June 30 reporting period.


Elimination of Bias



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Many Minnesota faith congregations have responded to the Trump Administration’s changes in immigration enforcement policy by offering to provide “sanctuary” to vulnerable immigrants in immediate danger of deportation. Many more are currently discerning whether to take that step.

Congregations discerning their role in offering sanctuary need pro bono lawyers to help them understand the legal [...]

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Improving Outcomes for Entrepreneurs of Color

As part of LegalCORPS’ commitment to expanding access to justice for low-income businesses and non-profit organizations, the Entrepreneurs of Color Initiative was launched to focus on the business needs in communities of color.

Entrepreneurship boosts family income, creates jobs, promotes growth, and contributes to the overall vitality of [...]

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The LegalCORPS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have hired Sally Nankivell as our new executive director.   She will begin her new role in late February.

Sally’s extensive leadership experience includes more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit and business communities. Most recently, she has served as administrative director for The [...]

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LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library System work together to provide essential education about protecting inventions for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs.   This education helps them overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent.

LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library System have assembled a team of business and patent [...]

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The African Development Center has awarded LegalCORPS its 2016 Hussein Samatar Community Service Award. ADC leaders explain:  “Commemorating ADC’s founder and former Executive Director, Hussein Samatar, who lost his battle with Leukemia at age 45 in 2013, we recognized an organization without whose support, the African business community would be hampered.”

Uba Jama, wife of the late [...]

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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Shawntera Hardy emphasized the importance of supporting business development among historically under-served populations and praised LegalCORPS’s role in that during the organization’s Annual Fundraiser & Volunteer Recognition Celebration Oct. 6.

In  her keynote talk, Commissioner Hardy noted that LegalCORPS considers these populations assets rather than liabilities or [...]

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