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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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On October 11, 2016 By Mike
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On October 21, 2016 By Mike
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On September 23, 2016 By Mike
LegalCORPS is recognizing one of its most generous volunteer attorneys, Rakhi Nikhanj of the firm of Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner, as its 2015-16 Volunteer of the Year.
Rakhi has been a volunteer for the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program since 2012. She has consistently represented inventors and filed patent applications on their behalf, both on her own [...]Continue Reading →
On September 7, 2016 By Mike
Anisha Murphy, a Twin Cities native devoted to serving the needs of Minnesota’s low-income communities, has become director of the LegalCORPS Entrepreneurs of Color Program. Her background includes a law degree and a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University and study at Queen Mary University of London, England.
In her role with [...]Continue Reading →
On September 2, 2016 By Mike
LegalCORPS will present an extraordinary event Thursday, October 6, as its 2016 Annual Fundraiser & Volunteer Celebration. Showcasing LegalCORPS’s Entrepreneurs of Color Program, this year’s event will feature Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Shawntera Hardy as keynote speaker — and a special performance by Sounds of Blackness, the Grammy Award-winning vocal group. [...]Continue Reading →
LegalCORPS is teaming up with the Hennepin County Library System to add another free brief business law advice option in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Beginning February 8, LegalCORPS will conduct a free brief advice clinic on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southdale Library — 7001 [...]Continue Reading →
LegalCORPS has published its annual report for 2015, featuring a profile of a Minnesota innovator who is participating in the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program and getting other crucial business law guidance from another LegalCORPS program. It also provides information about clients served, notes from organization leadership, donors and 2014-15 financial reports.
You can read it [...]Continue Reading →